Comprehensive Eye Exam at Palm Vision Center

What is this test?

A comprehensive eye health examination consists of a history of current medical conditions, including both eye related and systemic conditions such as diabetes and high blood pressure.
Dr. Anhalt will ask about any eye or vision problems you are currently having and about your overall health.
In addition, a patient history will include when your eye or vision symptoms began, medications you are taking, and any work-related or environmental conditions that may be affecting your vision. Also is important to know about any previous eye or health conditions you and your family members have experienced.
After Dr. Anhalt reviews all findings the results are discussed with the patient and available options are explained. If corrective eyeglasses are needed, those options will be explained.


Dr. Anhalt will complete patient's evaluation with computerized equipment:

  • Visual Acuity to assess the sharpness of your vision, usually using the “Big E” or Snellen chart.
  • Visual Fields Test, to determine if you have blind spots or peripheral vision issues.
  • Cover Test, which can identify strabismus or binocular vision problems.
  • Retinoscopy, autorefractor or aberrometer, to approximate your eyeglass prescription.
  • Refraction, to fine tune the final eyeglass prescription using a phoropter.
  • Glaucoma Test, measures the pressure within your eye.
  • Dilation of the Pupil and ophthalmoscopy to examine the optic nerve, retina and  blood vessels.


Periodic eye and vision examinations are an important part of preventive health care.
Dr. Anhalt recommends that you have a comprehensive eye exam every one to two years, depending on your age, risk factors and whether you currently wear corrective lenses.
Your eyes can offer a glimpse of your overall health. In fact, many diseases show early signs in the eyes, including cardiovascular health and diabetes. 
Also children who don’t know what normal vision is like, need regular eye exams. Children’s eyes change rapidly as they grow, so it is important to detect vision problems that may interfere with learning.