Eye Exams

Eye Exams

Eye Exams services offered in Washington Heights, New York, NY

Routine eye exams are effective tools for preventing and diagnosing eye problems before they impair your vision. At Vistasite Optique in the Washington Heights neighborhood of New York City, New York, compassionate optometrist Vladimir Dvoretsky, OD, performs comprehensive eye exams for patients of all ages, including infants and seniors. Call the office or schedule an appointment online today for your eye exam.

What are eye exams?

Eye exams are comprehensive screenings that evaluate your vision and overall eye health. An eye exam can help determine whether you need corrective lenses or adjustments to your current prescription. 

These exams can also detect signs of progressive eye conditions, like cataracts or glaucoma. Vistasite Optique has state-of-the-art equipment on-site to ensure you receive the highest-quality care. 

What happens during eye exams?

Your optometrist at Vistasite Optique may perform multiple tests during your eye exam:

Visual acuity test

During a visual acuity test, you read letters on an eye chart from a distance. Your optometrist may ask you to cover one eye or look through various lenses while reading.

Visual field test

A visual field test involves moving an object from side to side to evaluate your peripheral vision. During the test, you must shift your eyes to track the object without moving your head.

Automatic refraction test

Autorefractors are devices that shine light into the eye to assess its response. Your optometrist may recommend an automatic refraction test for children and adults who struggle to communicate clearly.

Color vision test

A color vision test helps determine the presence of color blindness. The test involves showing images with colored dots and hidden numbers. If you have a color deficiency, the numbers may not be apparent.

Fundus photography

Fundus photography is an imaging test that assesses the cornea, retina, optic nerve, and other internal structures inside the eye. After dilating (enlarging) your pupils, your optometrist uses fundus photography to create detailed images of your eyes.

What vision concerns can eye exams detect?

Eye exams can detect many vision and eye health problems, including:

  • Myopia (nearsightedness)
  • Hyperopia (farsightedness)
  • Astigmatism
  • Glaucoma
  • Cataracts
  • Crossed eyes
  • Lazy eyes
  • Conjunctivitis (pink eye)
  • Eye allergies
  • Ptosis (droopy eyelids)

Eye exams allow your optometrist at Vistasite Optique to identify these concerns early on and provide the appropriate treatment to protect your vision and eye health.

How often should I schedule eye exams?

The frequency of your eye exams depends on your age and medical history. From ages 20-39, you should schedule an exam at least once every five years; every 2-4 years between ages 40 and 54; and every 1-3 years after age 55. Your optometrist may recommend more frequent eye exams if you:

  • Wear glasses or contact lenses
  • Take medications that can contribute to vision loss
  • Have a family history of vision impairment or eye disease
  • Have diabetes or hypertension (high blood pressure)
  • Have suffered an eye injury or undergone previous surgeries

Call Vistasite Optique or schedule an appointment online today to learn more about eye exams.