As a highly experienced ophthalmologist, Dr. Kornmehl offers an array of vision correction and eye care services ranging from state-of-the-art Boston LASIK procedures to comprehensive eye exams. The latter vision assessment procedure plays a crucial role in achieving and maintaining optimal visual health, which is why Dr. Kornmehl recommends that his patients undergo comprehensive eye exams in Wellesley. Please explore the paragraphs below to learn more.
Eye Exam vs Vision Screening
Contrary to a popular misconception, a comprehensive eye exam is very different from vision screening provided by school nurses, pediatricians and some employers. During a comprehensive eye exam, Dr. Kornmehl evaluates not only refractive errors (nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism and presbyopia), he also evaluates the health of a patient’s eyes. By using an array of advanced instruments, Dr. Kornmehl can detect early signs of potentially sight-threatening diseases as glaucoma, macular degeneration and amblyopia. Some eye diseases progress slowly and have minimal or no symptoms in their early stages, therefore yearly comprehensive eye exams are vital in discovering them at the earliest possible stage when treatment is most effective.
Why Are Eye Exams Important?
Comprehensive eye exams are important for both adults and children. While adults are usually able to tell when it is time to see an eye doctor, children often are unable to articulate their vision problems. Many of them are used to their visual impairments and simply do not know that their vision should be much better. Compromised visual health is a severe problem and it can lead to learning difficulties as the child constantly struggles to read the whiteboard, fine print on the assignment sheets and regular-print books. In order to detect eye problems and treat them effectively, Dr. Kornmehl recommends that children and adults undergo comprehensive eye exams at least every one to two years, depending on their specific ocular needs.
Types of Eye Exams
As a Boston eye exams specialist, Dr. Ernest Kornmehl offers a range of advanced eye health evaluations. Depending on the unique needs of each patient, he uses a customized combination of tests and instruments to precisely diagnose refractive and eye health problems. Some of the comprehensive eye exams available at his offices include:
- Eye exams for glasses
- Eye exams for contact lenses
- Diabetic eye exam
- Eye exams for children
- Refractive surgery evaluations for custom LASIK surgery (wavefront exams)
- Contrast sensitivity testing
- Visual field testing
- Glaucoma test
- Slit-lamp eye exam
Contacting Your Boston Eye Exams Specialist
If you would like to undergo a thorough comprehensive eye exam that can detect eye diseases and precisely assess your refractive errors, please use our contact page to schedule an appointment with Dr. Kornmehl. He will perform sophisticated tests to carefully evaluate your visual health in order to recommend the best treatment plan and/or prescribe appropriate glasses/contact lenses.