In addition to adjusting your prescription, your ophthalmologist will use your annual eye exam as an opportunity to screen for more severe diseases that could impact your vision and overall health. Early signs of cataracts, glaucoma and diabetes, for example, can be detected by your eye doctor, and early detection can often lead to more effective and timely treatment. In the video below, learn more about what to expect from your next eye exam, including commonly performed tests and what they can tell your eye doctor.
During your eye exam, Dr. Gerstein will perform a series of tests to assess the overall health of your eyes and vision. In addition to testing your peripheral vision and depth perception, he will also examine your eyes for medical abnormalities. Your ophthalmologist may administer dilation drops to widen your pupils. Doing so allows him or her to see the internal structures of your eyes and look for signs of damage or disease more closely.
For more information about eye exams, please visit the Gerstein Eye Institute. One of the leading eye centers in Chicago and Illinois, the Gerstein Eye Institute has decades of experience treating patients with the most advanced technology and greatest care. To schedule a consultation please call us at (773) 973-3223.