Complete eye exams are not just for updating your prescription. During your exam with us at Fort Worth Eye Center, you will receive a complete thorough exam of the eye and visual system. We will assess not only your prescription, but also the health of the eye front to back to screen for conditions like keratoconus, cataracts, glaucoma, and diabetic retinopathy.
In addition to receiving a new prescription for glasses and/or contact lenses, you will also receive an overall health assessment of the eye, binocular vision to verify both eyes are working together equally, and a minor neurological assessment. The eye is an extension of the brain and because of this, many neurological and systemic conditions can manifest in the eye without any other signs or symptoms.
Contrary to popular belief, contact lens eye exams are not the same thing as comprehensive eye exams. If you wear or are interested in wearing contact lenses, you will need a contact lens exam in addition to a comprehensive eye exam. Dr. Lam will perform specific tests during the contact lens exam to measure and evaluate your vision with contact lenses. To learn more about this type of eye exam and our contact lens options, click the button below.
Fort Worth Eye Center is committed to using the latest technology to provide you with the most advanced eye care and the most comfortable experience. Recently, Dr. Lam introduced the new iCare EIDON widefield TrueColor confocal fundus imaging system to his eye exams. This piece of technology provides unsurpassed image quality and a live view of the retina, all without the need for dilation!
During your eye exam, we assess all parts of the visual pathway. You’ll receive a new prescription for glasses and/or contact lenses, an overall health assessment of the eye, binocular vision to verify both eyes are working together equally, and a minor neurological assessment.
It is recommended you receive a complete eye exam at least once every two or three years. However, your doctor may recommend more frequent exams depending on your age, medical history, or whether you currently wear glasses and/or contact lenses.
We offer many types of eye exams here at Fort Worth Eye Center, including eye exams for kids, sports vision exams, contact lens eye exams, and diabetic eye exams.
The duration of your eye exam will depend on your individual circumstances and needs; however, most patients can expect a full appointment to last between 30 minutes and an hour. If you are interested in purchasing new glasses or contact lenses, additional time may be needed.