No matter how much we try and deny it, fall is just around the corner. That can only mean one thing…a brand new car! If only that were true, right? The beginning of fall means the time has come to pull out those planners and start checking off the necessary things you need to get ready to go back to school.
Before returning to the classroom, one of the most important things to do is to get a routine check-up at the doctor. While basic sports physicals and checkups do a great job at checking overall health, one thing they lack is a comprehensive eye exam.
Getting a comprehensive eye exam will ensure your eyes are healthy and working properly. During a comprehensive eye exam you can expect the doctor to run a series of tests:
Confrontation Visual Field Test: Your doctor will ask you to cover one eye and look straight ahead to test your eyes basic central, and peripheral vision.
Light and Dark Test: He or she will shine a bright light in one or both eyes and watch them dilate and constrict, in order to test how well your eyes react to light and dark.
Eye Pressure Test: Your doctor will check your eye pressure by putting a small drop of anesthetic into your eye, and then a fluid called fluorescein. This test only lasts a couple of seconds and you won’t even feel it!
Dilated Fundus Test: He or she will dilate your eyes using special drops, which will allow your doctor to look into your eyes using a larger window and check for disease. Your eyes will remain dilated for about an hour, so it is important to wear sun glasses until the drops wear off since your eyes being extra sensitive.
A comprehensive eye exam is not the only important thing to check off your back to school checklist. Also make sure these few things are checked off and ready to go:
- School supplies
- Sports physical
- School clothes
- Healthy meals and snacks
Click here to schedule your annual eye exam today!
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