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Comparing Comprehensive Eye Exams and Vision Screenings Hero

Comparing Comprehensive Eye Exams and Vision Screenings

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Having regular vision tests is one of the most reliable ways to safeguard your eyesight. Most eye doctors offer two types of tests: comprehensive eye exams and vision screenings. Here, your experienced pediatric eye doctor from Park Slope Eye explains the differences between these two tests.

Eye Exams and Vision Screenings

Comprehensive Eye Exam

A comprehensive eye exam involves a more thorough and careful review of your visual health than a vision screening. This type of eye exam is typically performed by a reputable eye specialist rather than a family physician or pediatrician, who may not have the necessary education and training to administer the exam. We advise having a comprehensive eye exam at least once every two years.

During the exam, we will begin by establishing your family and personal histories. We will then perform various eye tests to check for any eye structural or functional irregularities. Afterward, we will create a management plan based to address your needs. If we detect refractive errors, for example, we may recommend wearing corrective eyeglasses or contact lenses.

Vision Screening

A vision screening involves only a general and brief evaluation of your visual health and is aimed at establishing your risk of developing eye problems. The screening measures your visual acuity to identify vision errors, and is often included as part of your school, employment, and driving license requirements. In addition to eye doctor, pediatricians, family doctors, or even school nurses can perform it.

Why Trust Park Slope Eye for Your Eye Care Needs

At Park Slope Eye, we have the requisite knowledge, training, and skills to perform both vision tests. We typically suggest having a vision screening as the first step in assessing your visual health. We may also perform a comprehensive eye exam so that we can identify and manage any underlying vision-threatening problems.

If you are looking for premier total eye care services, turn to Park Slope Eye. In addition to vision tests, we also provide effective dry eye treatment, high-quality eyewear, and more. Call us today at (347) 380-7070 or complete our form to schedule an appointment. You may also send us a message for any other vision concerns. We offer our services in Brooklyn and other nearby areas in New York.


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  • Written by Justin Bazan

    Dr. Justin Bazan is a 2004 SUNY College of Optometry graduate. He established Park Slope Eye in 2008 with the goal of providing high quality eyecare and incredible eyewear for the neighborhood. He has a true passion for optometry and stay up to date with the current research and trends. He is active in the profession and holds several leadership positions on the local, state and national levels. Dr. Bazan is a Park Slope local and can often be seen out in the neighborhood so be sure to say Hi next time you see him!

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