My First Eye Exam: What to Expect?

Whatever the reason may be, you’ve decided it’s time to visit your eye doctor. Good for you! Maybe you have heard about Dr. Williamson from a friend, looked us up online, or google searched for “optometrist near me.” However you found us, we’re glad you did and are excited to help you. But now you’re wondering, what happens next? Here’s a basic rundown of what to expect:

Prepare. You’ve made an appointment for a reason. Be prepared with a list of questions for your optometrist. Know your (and your family’s) medical and vision history. Be open about the reason for your visit.

Test. Next, your optometrist and technical staff will perform a series of tests. These tests will determine how clearly you can see, the overall health of your eyes, your eye pressure, binocular vision function, and provide the eye doctor with valuable information about the shape and focusing ability of your eyes. Depending on the type of test, your optometrist will use the following tools in addition to the latest technology to assess your vision: letter charts, lights, color patterns and eye drops to dilate your pupils. 

Review. Following your eye exam, Dr. Williamson will review the results of all of the tests and provide an assessment of your vision, preventative measures, and next steps. If glasses, contact lenses, or medical follow up is required, our technical staff will assist Dr. Williamson in taking care of your vision and ocular health needs. You will be given the opportunity to have your questions answered and your next exam scheduled.

Now that you know the basics, it’s time to call our Novi office to schedule your vision assessment and eye exam. We’re happy to answer any questions you have and look forward to seeing you soon!

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