Eye examination is a series of tests performed by an ophthalmologist, optometrist, or orthoptist assessing vision and ability to focus on and discern objects, as well as other tests and examinations pertaining to the eyes. Health care professionals often recommend that all people should have periodic and thorough eye examinations as part of routine primary care, especially since many eye diseases are asymptomatic.

Eye examinations may detect potentially treatable blinding eye diseases, ocular manifestations of systemic disease, or signs of tumours or other anomalies of the brain.

Basic Examination

  • Visual acuity
  • Pupil function
  • Ocular motility
  • Visual field (confrontation) testing
  • External examination
  • Slit-lamp
  • Intraocular pressure
  • Retinal examination

Eye Exams for Children

kidChildren should have their first eye exam at 6 months old. If a parent suspects something is wrong an ophthalmologist can check even earlier.

Early eye exams are important, because children need these basic visual skills for learning.

  • Near vision
  • Distance vision: Tumbling E chart, Landolt C chart
  • Eye teaming (binocularity)
  • Eye movement
  • Accommodation (focusing skills)
  • Peripheral vision
  • Eye–hand coordination

Articles on Eye Exams

  • Staring Contests

Are Staring Contests Bad For Your Eyes?

May 28th, 2018|Comments Off on Are Staring Contests Bad For Your Eyes?

Staring Contests As a child, have you ever engaged in a staring contest with a friend where the first one to blink loses the competition? It all seems rather harmless in the scheme of [...]

  • I can't believe my eyes

I can’t believe my eyes

March 21st, 2018|Comments Off on I can’t believe my eyes

To make an appointment at West Side Eye Clinic to evaluate your vision, you can reach us at (504) 347-8434. For more information, you can submit a request at info@westsideeyeclinic.com. We are located at [...]

  • driving-at-night - Westside Eye Clinic

Do you have Trouble Driving at Night?

December 28th, 2017|Comments Off on Do you have Trouble Driving at Night?

DO YOU HAVE TROUBLE DRIVING AT NIGHT? Cataracts and a plethora of other eye conditions are the reasons as to why people have difficulty driving at night. In some cases, an eyeglass prescription is all [...]

  • Westside Eye Clinic - Eye Doctor & Children exams

Is It Time To Take Your Child To The Eye Doctor?

September 7th, 2017|Comments Off on Is It Time To Take Your Child To The Eye Doctor?

WHAT ARE THE SIGNS THAT IT’S TIME TO TAKE YOUR CHILD TO THE EYE DOCTOR FOR A SIGHT TEST? Small kiddos cannot really tell their parents when there is a problem with their vision. If [...]

  • West Side Eye Clinic - Eye Allergies - Itchy, Watery Eyes

Do you have Itchy, Watery Eyes?

July 24th, 2017|Comments Off on Do you have Itchy, Watery Eyes?

EYE ALLERGIES  Do you have itchy, watery eyes? Are your eyelids swollen? Do you have redness and irritation? Are you experiencing soreness, burning, pain, or sensitivity to light? If you are presenting these symptoms, chances [...]

  • Westside Eye Clinic Color Blind Test

What Does It Mean To Be Color Blind?

July 3rd, 2017|Comments Off on What Does It Mean To Be Color Blind?

WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO BE COLOR BLIND? Color blindness, also known as color vision deficiency, is the inability or decreased capacity to see color or to see differences in color. There are three main [...]