Comprehensive Eye Exam

Dr. Artee Nanji and the expert team at Primary Eye Care of South Main in Memphis, TN and Arlington, TN provide quality, expert eye health and vision care. Our expert doctors will fully assess your vision and develop a plan of treatment well-suited to your unique vision and eye health needs.

While tests vary based on your eyes and your medical history, most comprehensive eye exams will include the following:  

  • Assessment of visual acuity (the sharpness of your vision) and determining your correct eyeglass prescription.    
  • Visual fields test to determine if you have blind spots or peripheral vision issues.    
  • Cover test, which identifies crossed eyes or binocular vision problems.    
  • Slit lamp exam to detect diseases and conditions affecting the front of the eye.  
  • Tonometry, otherwise known as eye pressure measurement, to help screen for glaucoma.  
  • Dilated eye exam, to monitor the health of the retina and optic nerve.  

What are the Benefits of a Comprehensive Eye Exam?    

Your doctor at Primary Eye Care in Arlington or South Main will provide you with immediate feedback about the health of your eyes. They will test for farsightedness, nearsightedness, focusing problems, other vision issues, and eye diseases. Based on their findings, they will provide you with a prescription for eyeglasses or contact lenses if needed, and helpful information you should know about your eye health and vision.  

One of the greatest benefits of getting regular comprehensive eye exams is the prevention of degenerative eye diseases. Healthy eyes and vision require care and regular maintenance. If you neglect getting your eyes checked by a qualified optometrist, this may lead to the development of eye health issues that can progress over time and have significant long-term effects, including blindness.  

Certain diseases like macular degeneration, glaucoma, and diabetic eye disease have no symptoms in the early stages and develop slowly, without pain. If these diseases are not diagnosed, they have irreversible consequences. Seeing an eye doctor on a regular basis can protect your vision through early diagnosis and treatment.    

How Often Should I get an Eye Exam?  

While it can depend on your individual eye health and vision needs, we usually recommend seeing us at least once each year for an eye exam. Babies should have their first eye exam at six months of age, then at three years old, and one more before they start kindergarten.  

Schedule an Appointment at Primary Eye Care  

Our expert doctor and team are here to help you achieve clear vision and live your highest quality life. Our goal is to create long-term relationships with patients. Your vision and eye health are our highest priority. Schedule an appointment for a comprehensive eye exam at our South Main or Arlington location today.