Comprehensive Eye Exams Safeguard Your Vision & Health

A comprehensive eye exam is more than just a routine eye appointment. Our priority is to provide you with excellent vision care, safeguard your ocular health, and provide you with clear vision and a high quality of life.

During your exam, your optometrist will ensure your medical history is accurate and up to date, address any questions or concerns you may have, and conduct a variety of tests. These tests ensure that your eyes are healthy and your vision is operating as it should. Our highly trained staff members will also monitor any risk or warning signs that could indicate you are developing an eye disease or other serious condition.

Untreated eye disease can cause permanent vision loss and even blindness, so it is important to have your eyes examined regularly. If eye diseases and other conditions are caught early, we can work to minimize or even avoid vision loss.

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Specialty Testing Safeguards Your Vision

During your exam, our optical team will conduct a variety of tests that will test your:

  • Color Blindness: This test is typically only performed during your first exam with us, and is used to determine if you have color blindness.
  • Visual Acuity: This test allows our team to check the sharpness of your vision, both close up and far away.
  • Ocular Mobility: This test allows us to track how well your eyes move.
  • Visual Field: This test measures the size of your field of vision and helps us determine how good your peripheral vision is.
  • Auto-Refraction: Before your refraction test we may use an auto-refractor to help us determine a good starting point for your refraction test.
  • Refraction: During this test, we will use a phoropter to determine your eyeglass prescription. This test involves having you look at an image while we ask you which lens (lens one or lens two) provides you with clearer vision.
  • Depth Perception: This exam allows us to determine how well you can perceive three-dimensional objects.
  • Eye Pressure: Elevated eye pressure may be a sign of glaucoma, so it is important for us to track any increase in your eye’s internal pressure.

We will also conduct a slit lamp exam, which allows your optometrist to look at the cornea, iris, and lens in your eye and evaluate your retina and optic nerve. This test is important because it allows us to look for signs of cataracts, diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma, and macular degeneration.

Are You Due for an Eye Exam?

Depending on your unique vision needs your optometrist may suggest you visit more frequently.


The American Optometric Association suggest that adults between the ages of 18 and 64 who do not have vision problems, and are unlikely to develop any, visit their optometrist at least once every two years.

The American Optometric Association recommends that patients over the age of 65 visit their optometrist annually, even if they are not currently experiencing problems with their vision.

Schedule your next comprehensive eye exam today by contacting our Chevy Chase office at (301) 841-6776 or our Washington D.C. office at (202) 659-2010 or filling out our contact form.

We also welcome walk-in patients.

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