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 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 your eye health. 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 to get 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. Children should have their first pediatric 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.  

    Can I do an eye exam online?

    Not at our practice. Online exams can provide a glasses prescription but cannot effectively look at the health of the eye. For people with complicated prescriptions (it’s not just about how clear you see, it’s about how that prescription works with your visual demands) may not get the best results.

    What is included in an eye exam?

    A routine eye exam looks at how the visual system is functioning at a point in time and screens for eye diseases in the front and back of the eye.

    What diseases can be detected in an eye exam?

    The eye is an organ that has a direct connection to the brain and the heart.

    There are a lot of things the eyes can tell us. Some of the diseases that can be detected on your routine exam are dry eye disease, glaucoma, macular degeneration, corneal dystrophies, cardiovascular disease like diabetes, hypertension, cholesterol and neurological diseases like multiple sclerosis.

    How often do I need an eye exam?

    Most everyone that is healthy and stable once a year, in some cases multiple times a year.

    Is it necessary for the doctor to dilate my pupils during the exam?

    Every exam is different. We dilate when needed, specifically when managing a disease or if you are having symptoms that indicate a closer look is needed.