Vision is something that is taken for granted often until their vision is compromised. Most people are going to be going to the doctor a few times a year for a checkup, or for a small sickness. However, not many people get their eyes checked as often as they should. Going to the optometrist once a year should be something that you take very seriously. If there is a problem with your eye, you may not be noticing it because it can come on slowly. However, if the problem is caught early, there is a very good chance that the optometrist will be able to fix the problem. However, it can be stressful to go to the optometrist. Here is what to expect on your first visit to the eye doctor.
One of the very first things that your doctor is going to do is see if the muscles in your eyes are working properly. He may shine a small light into your eyes to see if they dilate properly. He is then going to move his hand back and forth, up and down to see if the muscles are working. Once that has been established, you will look at the Snellen Chart. This is the chart that has letters from big to small. The doctor will ask you to read the letters with both eyes opened, then with each individual eye. This will give you doctor an idea of where your vision is at.
Which Is Better
A common test that you will go through can sometimes be frustrating. Your optometrist will give you a series of lenses to look through and ask you which picture is better. It can sometimes be very difficult to tell the difference between the two different pictures, but do your very best. Just tell them what one allows you to make out the picture better. Remember this is for your benefit, so just relax and do your best.
There are a lot of different parts of the eye and each one needs to be working properly. The doctor is likely going to take some pictures of your eyes to make sure that all the anatomy is in good shape. The doctor is going to need to make sure that there is not a lot of built up pressure and that there are no tears in the muscle as just a few examples. The doctor will take the picture and be able to visually inspect every aspect of the eye. Do not be alarmed if you come out needing glasses or contacts.