Eye Exams

Eye Health

The Wheaton Eye Clinic is a full service medical eye center. We have general ophthalmologists, physicians offering comprehensive eye examinations to check the health of a patient’s eye, and we have sub-specialists who treat specific conditions of the eye. During a comprehensive eye health exam, many tests are performed, the overall health of the eye is evaluated and, if necessary a prescription is written for glasses.

Process of Examination

A full medical eye health examination at the Wheaton Eye Clinic usually begins with measuring visual acuity, a refraction (checking whether vision can be improved with a new pair of glasses), measuring eye pressure, checking ocular alignment and motility, examining the structures of the eye with a specialized slit lamp bio-microscope, and then typically includes dilation of the pupils so that structures in the back of the eye can be examined.

Occasionally, special ancillary testing is required to check for medical conditions that may threaten eyesight or general health. Once the overall health of the eye is evaluated, a prescription is written for corrective lenses if they are needed. Referral to a Wheaton Eye Clinic subspecialist may be made if specific conditions are discovered that require in-depth consultation.

Eye Health Exam Doctors

Comprehensive eye health examinations are performed by Wheaton Eye Clinic ophthalmologists. Ophthalmologists are medical doctors (M.D.) or doctors of osteopathic medicine (D.O.) who have completed four years of college, four years of medical school, one year of internship, three years of an ophthalmology residency and who may have further training in a subspecialty fellowship.

Wheaton Eye Clinic doctors providing general eye health examinations include: