What to Expect During Your Eye Exam.
At Wilmette Eye Care, you will be evaluated for more than simply your glasses and contact lens prescriptions. We typically recommend that patients have the health of their eyes evaluated annually, just as you have other annual medical examinations. A comprehensive eye exam will always involve a thorough ocular and medical history as well as an investigation into the reason for your visit and your unique visual needs. Your eyes will be assessed for a variety of conditions, including but not limited to cataracts, glaucoma and macular degeneration. Additionally, we will check for any signs of numerous medical issues such as diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol and autoimmune diseases that sometimes first present in the eyes.
During your visit, you can expect to have your spectacle prescription checked in a variety of ways, using state-of-the-art optical technology that won’t be found in most eye care practices. Advanced ophthalmic equipment will be utilized to examine the inside and outside of your eyes. For many patients, this means the inclusion of high-resolution imaging as part of your examination which will be reviewed with you on the day of your visit. This also means that you will NOT have to experience the “air puff” test to check your eye pressure. Intraocular pressure will be evaluated by a newer method without the unpleasantness of having air shot at your face. Additionally, all testing done at Wilmette Eye Care is simple and painless.
Planning ahead for your visit is always helpful and we want you to have the most pleasant experience possible before, during and after your exam. Please feel free to fill out our patient forms prior to your eye exam but know that you are welcome to check in using our custom iPad software and digital intake forms. We ask that you bring any and all prescription eyewear to your visit, including your prescription sunwear so that the doctors can fully understand your current vision correction and needs. If you are a contact lens wearer, please bring your current contact lens Rx or boxes for reference. Finally, we always recommend pupil dilation as part of a comprehensive eye examination. Pupils typically stay dilated for several hours and can result in light sensitivity and difficulty focusing at near. The effects vary from patient to patient but some prefer to have a driver come with them on the day of their exam.