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Eye Exam

At the Benjamin Eye Institute, we are proud to provide our patients with the comprehensive, preventative and cutting-edge care they need to maintain their optimal eye health for years to come. To begin a lifetime of clear vision, we must begin with a Los Angeles eye exam at our optometry center.

A comprehensive eye examination at the Benjamin Eye Institute includes:

  • Extensive medical history
  • Vision test for refractive errors (nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism and presbyopia)
  • Tests for binocular and color vision
  • External examination of the eye and lids
  • Microscope exam to detect cataracts, dry eye, and corneal disease
  • Muscle balance evaluation to determine ocular alignment
  • Vitreous examination for floaters
  • Evaluation of macular degeneration and other retinal diseases
  • Pressure check to screen for glaucoma

Additionally, our eye exam goes far beyond 20/20 to evaluate a variety of important visual skills, such as:

Visual acuity at near.

Is vision clear and single at close distances? Clear sight at short distances is critical to reading, writing, close work, computer use, etc.

Eye teaming skills.

Do the two eyes aim, move and work as a coordinated team? Weaknesses in binocular (two-eyed) vision and eye teaming skills can cause numerous difficulties, including clumsy children and poor depth perception.

Eye focusing skills.

Do the eyes maintain clear vision at varying distances? Rapid, automatic eye focus adjustment is critical to learning, reading, writing, sports, etc. Deficiencies can cause visual fatigue, reduced reading comprehension, and/or avoidance of close work or other activities.

Eye movement skills.

Do eye movements show adequate muscle control, tracking, fixation, etc.?

In the classroom, normal eye movements allow rapid and accurate shifting of the eyes along the line of print or from desk to board, etc. In sports, efficient eye movements contribute to hand-eye coordination, visual reaction time, and accurate tracking.

Above are just a few of the many visual measurements evaluated during our comprehensive vision exam. In addition, the health of your eyes, inside and out, is carefully examined for such problems as cataracts, glaucoma, diabetes and other conditions.

General eye care

Our routine West Hollywood eye exams are essential in keeping your eyes healthy and your vision working at its best. Be sure to consult with your eye care professional regarding the regularity of your visits. Generally, if you are between the ages of 20 and 30, you should be examined every two years. Yearly appointments become more important in your late thirties. No matter what your age, if you have diabetes, you should have an eye exam every year, as you are at risk for several eye disorders including diabetic retinopathy, cataracts and glaucoma.

Regular eye exams can diagnose a variety of conditions early on and are the best way to preserve your vision. Many debilitating eye diseases can be diagnosed before symptoms are noticed, potentially making the difference between minor damage and major vision loss. At Benjamin Eye Institute, we believe that early detection is your best defense against eye disease and vision loss.

When you’re due, contact Benjamin Eye Institute for arguably the best eye exam West Hollywood has to offer. If you experience any visual changes in between your regularly scheduled visits, you should be checked by your optometrist immediately. Concerning changes can include excessive squinting, blinking, rubbing eyes frequently, headaches, changes in vision or difficulty with visual concentration.

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Preparing for your exam

Before your appointment, be sure to ask if the exam will affect your vision temporarily, and if you will need someone to drive you home. You may also want to ask about the cost of the exam, if your insurance will cover any of the cost, and how payment will be handled. When you arrive for your appointment, be ready to discuss any vision-related problems you have been experiencing.

In addition, you’ll want to take the following steps to prepare for your appointment:

  • Remove eye makeup prior to your eye exam
  • Be sure to bring your medical health and eye insurance information
  • New patients are encouraged to print and fill out medical forms.
  • Be prepared to discuss any health problems and/or allergies
  • Be prepared to discuss previous eye diseases or surgeries related to eye injuries
  • Be prepared to discuss your family’s history of eye disease
  • Let your doctor know about any prescription or over-the-counter drugs you are taking

Schedule your consultation today

If you’re due for an examination, or have child in need of a pediatric examination, we invite you to schedule your appointment with the Benjamin Eye Institute today for arguably the most accurate eye exam Los Angeles has to offer.

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