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Eye exams in Sacramento are an essential step in making sure that your eyes receive the medical attention they need. Every person with bad vision knows just how important it is to have your eyes checked regularly. Even if you already wear glasses or contact lenses, it is likely that your prescription will change, making a trip to the optometry office at least once a year a must.

At Eyes on J, we go the extra mile to ensure that all our patients not only receive quality care and medical attention, but also feel comfortable and at home while in our care. We are committed to helping anyone who comes into our office who feels they could benefit from our services. Our courteous staff will make sure that you are taken care of and that all your needs are met. With one of the top eye doctors Sacramento has to offer, Dr. Sarah Swanson will make sure that you receive the best medical attention that only years of experience, passion and qualification can provide.

Eye exams refer to a wide range of procedures and tests - some complex and some fairly simple - which are used to examine your eyes. These procedures and/or tests are usually carried out by optometrists and ophthalmologists.

The most common and perhaps, most simple eye exam is reading an eye chart, where you have to read letters on a chart, which decrease in size with each line of letters, placed a few distance away from you. More complex tests, such as using high-powered, advanced lens that can visualize and examine the inside of the eyes are also available. The eye exam used depends on the kind of complaint or problem you have, and its severity.

Below, we take a look at the most common types of eye exams:

    • Visual acuity tests

Visual acuity tests examine just how sharp or clear your vision is. Usually, both your distance visual acuity and your near vision acuity are tested using an eye chart projected at a distance and a smaller hand-held chart respectively.

    • Cover test

A cover test is to see how well both your eyes work together. Here, Dr. Swanson will cover both your eyes alternately and ask you to focus on an object that is located across the room. The same steps are repeated, but this time, with an object that is placed closer to you. The aim is to examine whether the uncovered eye moves so as to focus on the targeted object.

    • Color blindness test

As the name suggests, this test is to establish whether you have color blindness or not. A simple screening test can help determine this. Besides, a color blindness test can also bring to light certain vision problems that could have an effect on how your eyes perceive color.

    • Stereopsis or Depth Perception test

This test examines your eye’s ability to perceive depth and see objects in their three-dimensional nature. Perhaps, the most common test is wearing 3D glasses while looking at a booklet consisting of different test patterns, trying to identify which circular pattern looks closest to you.

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These are just a few versions of the eye exams Sacramento has available that optometrists such as Dr. Swanson use on a daily basis to examine different patients’ eyes. If you feel you can benefit from any of these, or you feel that you have a problem with your vision, feel free to schedule an appointment with us to see one of the top eye doctors Sacramento has to offer.