A comprehensive eye examination is the best way to support healthy vision. It allows our doctors to screen for the early detection and management of eye diseases, monitor visual acuity, and ensure that your eyes remain healthy throughout your life.

Comprehensive Eye Exam

The most effective way to treat any eye condition is to have it diagnosed early on. Comprehensive eye exams performed by the optometrists in our Las Vegas clinic can help you diagnose and treat any eye condition in its infancy. Our doctors and support staff provide a professional and warm environment for our patients. It’s important that you remain comfortable throughout your process, whether you’re undergoing an eye exam or a more complex procedure.

At Abrams Eye Institute, we provide comprehensive eye exams to diagnose and treat glaucomacataracts, macular degeneration, dry eyes, and other typical eye conditions. During our eye exams, we also check for hypertension, which can cause bleeding in the eye.

What to expect during your comprehensive eye exam:

  • A dilated eye exam involves the use of eye drops to enlarge the pupil and allows the eye doctor to examine the retina and optic nerve at the back of the eye more thoroughly.
  • Your eye doctor will perform various tests to evaluate the eye’s health, including:
    • Checking eye movements and alignment
    • Assessing eye pressure
    • Examining the internal and external structures of the eye using specialized equipment
    • Performing a visual field test measures the range of your peripheral vision

Your optometrist may discover a need for additional testing not listed above as they evaluate your eyes. The frequency of eye exams can vary based on your age, health status, and other factors, so it’s essential to consult with your eye doctor to determine the appropriate schedule for your needs.

When and Why do I need a Comprehensive Eye Examination?

A comprehensive eye examination is paramount to supporting good eye health and can be necessary at different points throughout your life. Here are three instances when you may need a comprehensive eye exam:

  1. During Adulthood: As an adult, you should have a comprehensive eye exam at least once every two years, even if you do not wear glasses or contacts, to ensure that your eyes are healthy and to check for any signs of eye disease.
  2. With Risk Factors: If you have certain risk factors for eye diseases, such as a family history of glaucoma or macular degeneration, or if you have certain medical conditions like diabetes, high blood pressure, or autoimmune diseases, you may need more frequent eye exams.
  3.  As You Age: As you get older, your risk for eye diseases such as cataracts, glaucoma, and age-related macular degeneration increases. It is recommended that adults over the age of 60 have annual comprehensive eye exams to monitor their eye health and catch any problems early.

Benefits of a Medical Eye Exam

Diagnose & Monitor

Monitor for the development of eye conditions like Cataracts, Glaucoma, and Macular Degeneration.

Life-Saving Detection

Catch signs of potentially fatal health problems such as diabetes, certain types of cancers, and high blood pressure early.

Prescription Interpretation

Understand if prescription glasses or contacts could be beneficial for you and at what power.

Regular Vision Eye Exam

If you opt for a regular vision exam, our team will run simple tests to ensure the health of your eye, including testing your vision to determine the need for glasses and contacts or updating your current prescription. You will not be dilated for this exam.

You can also receive updated eyeglasses and contact prescriptions in addition to your comprehensive medical exam. It is important to note that your prescription will be charged separately from your comprehensive exam if you are using medical insurance. See more on what to know about insurance below.

Importance of Eye Exams

Eye exams are an important part of maintaining good eye health, but not everyone understands why they are so crucial. Have you ever considered the importance of your eyes in your daily life? They are one of the most important senses we have, and a good way to take care of them is through regular eye exams. Much like an annual mammogram is important to screen for breast cancer, an eye exam can detect problems before they become more serious and can help prevent future eye issues. Some eye conditions that can be detected during an eye exam include glaucoma and cataracts, both of which develop and become more difficult to treat if they go undetected. Eye exams are especially important for people who have a family history of eye disease, have certain medical conditions like diabetes, or who wear glasses or contacts.

What Insurance do I need for an Eye Exam?

Vision Vs. Medical Insurance

Medical insurance should be used to cover your comprehensive medical eye exam. You do not need vision insurance for this type of exam. Medical insurance should also be used for the further management of eye conditions and treatments.

Vision Insurance is a benefit that can typically only be used once a year and will likely cover your regular eye exam. You may also have vision benefits that go towards the purchase of glasses or contacts.

Please note that even if you have both vision and medical insurance, you cannot use both types of insurance for the same visit. For example, if you schedule a comprehensive medical eye exam, you will have an additional charge to obtain your eyeglass prescription if you are trying to use both benefits at the same time.

If you schedule a regular vision eye exam, you will receive your prescription as part of those benefits. If however, during your regular vision appointment, you are diagnosed with a medical eye-related issue or require additional treatment, our team may recommend that you use your medical insurance to reduce your cost.

Our Doctors

For information about procedures that can be performed by the highly qualified and skilled optometry and ophthalmology physicians at this Las Vegas clinic, contact the staff, who will schedule an appointment to assess your eye care needs.


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