What happens during an eye examination?


If your eyesight wasn't poor during childhood and hasn't noticeably deteriorated since, you might not have had many trips to the optometrist. If eye examinations are unfamiliar to you, it's easy to be wary of them! So what really happens during a standard eye checkup appointment, and what's the idea behind all the different things your optometrist does? Taking a history & general information gathering At the start of the appointment, an optician or optometrist will ask you some general health and eyesight questions: anything weird you might have noticed about your eyes and vision, how many headaches you get and what your usual smoking and drinking habits are.

11 May 2022