While there are some basic eye vision tests common to most eye exams, children and young adults have different vision testing needs than say, a healthy middle-aged adult, or an adult with a history of eye problems.
Vision testing equipment ranges from tools like the “Big E” eye chart (Snellen Chart) and a hand-held penlight and eye cover, to devices that swap lenses in front of your eyes or use special lamps to view the eye’s structure. A comprehensive eye exam includes vision testing, and vision testing equipment that is common to almost all eye exams, but is often tailored by your optometrist to your age, your specific need, or your individual symptoms. The following are some common tests you may be given during a routine eye exam.
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