Eye Exam

Eye Care Unlimited

Optometrists located in Bronx, NY

Routine eye exams help you preventively detect and correct eye problems. The experienced optometrists at Eye Care Unlimited offer comprehensive eye exams for both children and adults. With convenient appointment times during the week and on Saturdays, Eye Care Unlimited has been serving the greater New York City area for over 25 years.

Eye Exam Q & A

What can I expect during a comprehensive eye exam?

The expert optometrists at Eye Care Unlimited use a wide variety of tests to examine your eyes. These tests range from simple eye chart readings to complex tests — such as using a high-powered lens to examine the tiny structures inside your eye.

A comprehensive eye exam can take an hour or more, depending on the tests needed to evaluate your vision and the health of your eyes completely.

What are examples of eye tests I can expect during an eye exam?

The optometrists at Eye Care Unlimited can perform a variety of informative eye and vision tests, including:

Visual Acuity Test

Visual acuity refers to the clarity of the patient’s vision.  This test is performed by checking the smallest letter you can see from twenty feet away on a letter chart. Visual acuity is dependent on many factors including:

  • Refractive error
  • Health and functioning of the retina
  • Ocular pathway to the brain

Refraction

A refraction is given as part of a routine eye exam and allows the doctor to determine exactly what prescription you need in your glasses or contact lens.

The results of the refraction will assist the doctor in diagnosing:

  • Astigmatism - a refractive problem with the eye related to the shape of the lens, which causes blurry vision
  • Hyperopia - also known as farsightedness
  • Myopia - also known as nearsightedness
  • Presbyopia - a condition related to aging that causes lens of the eye to have trouble focusing

Optos® Daytona

The Optos Daytona is able to obtain high-resolution retinal images, giving the optometrist a 200º view of the back of the eye without dilating drops. An optomap image provides more clinical information that facilitates early detection, management, and effective treatment of eye disease evidenced in the retina, such as retinal detachments and tears, glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, and age-related macular degeneration. Without having to dilate, patients enjoy a more comprehensive and faster examination and they can avoid the after effects of the drops, which include blurry vision at near and sensitivity to light.

DMV Vision Test

The doctors at Eye Care Unlimited are eligible to complete the DMV vision test and associated MV-619 form conveniently online or in person.

Color Blindness Test

A color vision test checks your ability to distinguish between different colors. Color blindness effects about 8% of males and 0.6% of females, and is generally present at birth. However, diseases of the optic nerve also present with color discrepancies and so patients are sometimes routinely screened.  

 

Slit-Lamp Examination

As part of a comprehensive eye exam, the optometrists and eye care specialists at Eye Care Unlimited use a slit lamp — a microscope attached to a high-intensity light — to carefully examine the internal and external parts of your eye.

The eye specialists at Eye Care Unlimited offer daytime, evening, and Saturday appointments for comprehensive eye exams. Call or go online today to schedule your appointment.