What is involved in an Eye Exam?

Eye exam is designed to optimize your visual performance through early diagnosis, vision preservation, and individualized treatment plans including prescriptions for eyeglasses, contact lenses, vision therapy, or medication as required.
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Below is a list of what your Comprehensive Eye examination includes:

Hi-technology Pre-Testing

We begin every comprehensive eye exam with a high-technology pre-test which consists of autorefraction (refractive error estimate), auto keratometry (corneal curvature), non-contact tonometry (eye pressure), and a digital retinal scan of the eye.

Medical and Visual History

Our team will take into account your detailed personal and medical history when prescribing glasses, and scheduling your next visit.

Visual Acuities (VA)

The visual assessment of a patient’s corrected and uncorrected vision is documented as a baseline measurement at each office visit. This is recorded for both distance and near vision and is monitored for changes over time.

High-Technology Digital Refraction

We are your modern Optometry office- all of our patient prescriptions and refractions are performed using the latest state of the art technology, the Nidek Computerized auto phoropter. This advanced technology enhances the accuracy of eyeglass prescriptions.

Binocular Vision Testing and Stereopsis

Binocular testing is important to rule out strabismus, amblyopia and/or lazy eye. We determined how well the eyes coordinate together and how they recognize depth. This part of the eye exam is performed using several tests like a cover test, near the point of convergence and eye-tracking.

Colour Vision Testing

Colour Vision Testing is performed on pediatric patients and career work requirements like fire or policemen to rule out colour deficiencies.

Slit Lamp Biomicroscopy

Step 7: This part of the comprehensive eye exam involves carefully detailed examination of anterior ocular structures including the cornea, the natural lens, and conjunctival tissues. The process of a slit-lamp examination is to evaluate for the presence of cataracts, dry eye, and contact lens-induced anthologies such as infections or trauma.

Dilated Fundus Examination

Step 8: A Dilated Fundus Examination includes a detailed and careful examination of the internal ocular structures–the retina, the optic nerve, the retinal blood musculature, and the macula–to rule out retinal abnormalities and to detect for early signs of Glaucoma, Diabetic Retinopathy, and Macular Degeneration.

Dry Eye Assessment (What is Dry Eye click here)

If you feel that you may be suffering from dry eye, you have come to the right office. Have you tried drops that just don’t seem to work? Are you interested in learning about the management of dry eyes? Every comprehensive eye examination at Our office with Optometrists Dr. Pink Sidhu & Associates included a dry eye assessment of the ocular tear film surface. Based on the results of a corneal assessment, a treatment plan can be outlined for you. We truly believe that the treatment plans that are created are as unique as the individuals that they are created for. See our dry eye clinic page for more details.

Our Office Offers Automated Visual Field Testing

This Field Test is performed to measure central and peripheral vision loss. We perform it when a patient is at risk for Glaucoma, macular degeneration or other medical conditions. We also administer this test for those who require MTO Ministry of Transportation testing.

Patient Education

Every comprehensive eye examination at Optometrists Dr. Pink Sidhu & Associates involves patient education and counselling. During this part of the examination, Optometrists Dr. Pink Sidhu & Associates will discuss the findings of the examination and the implications of them. A follow-up schedule will be put in place for you.

Lens Education and Counselling

At the conclusion of the visit, the Opticians at the optical team will guide and educate patients on the optimal lens selection, based on your prescription, frame selection, and lifestyle needs. This is also a chance to discuss contact lens wear and to go over contact lens safety to make for a long-lasting healthy relationship with your contact lens usage.

* Note: adults aged 20 to 64 are not eligible under OHIP for any eye exams and are responsible for payment for these examinations or have the cost covered by private insurance.* Note: adults aged 20 to 64 are eligible under OHIP for a full eye exam once a year, and for any minor problems they may experience in between IF any of the following conditions are present: diabetes mellitus, glaucoma, cataract, retinal disease, amblyopia, visual field defects, corneal disease, strabismus, recurrent uveitis or optic pathway disease. Documentation must be provided before the exam.* Note: adults aged 20 to 64 are eligible under OHIP for a full eye exam every two years IF they are covered under ODSP or OW. Documentation must be provided before the exam.

We use cutting-edge digital imaging technology to assess your eyes.

Contact Optometrists Dr. Pink Sidhu & Associates to schedule an eye exam near you, today


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