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Posted by Jen on October 15, 1999 at 22:47:06:

In Reply to: Eye exam, what to expect posted by Quay on October 14, 1999 at 14:09:23:

Of any of the checkups, this has got to be the easiest. I recently had refractive eye surgery, so I know all there is about eye exams! ;)
Basically, you go in to the exam room and you sit upright in a chair.
The doctor will bring up a device in front of your face that has two 'peepholes.'
You just look through there at an eye chart across the room.
He or she will then ask a really annoying question, "which one is better? a or b? or 1 or 2?" This goes on until your vision is corrected to 20/20.
After, they'll take a bright light and shine it in your eyes. This checks the retina.
They will also do a glaucome test. Painless but still weird. You look into another machine and the doctor shoots a puff of air onto the eye. Doesn't hurt, but you will jump. This makes sure the pressure inside the eye is ok.
He may or may not dilate your eyes. All they do here is put eye drops in each eye to dilate the pupil. This allows a better look inside.
Other than that, that is about it. Maybe about a half hour or so in length.
Jen

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