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Comprehensive Eye Exams

Comprehensive Eye Exams

Comprehensive Eye Exams services offered in East Windsor, NJ East Windsor, NJ

Comprehensive eye exams at Eye Care Specialists cover your vision and eye health. Leading board-certified ophthalmologist and surgeon Mark Heimmel, MD, performs comprehensive eye exams using the most advanced equipment and procedures and then provides highly personalized recommendations to help you with eye health or function issues. Call the East Windsor, New Jersey, office or schedule an appointment online today.

Comprehensive Eye Exams Q&A

What are comprehensive eye exams?


Comprehensive eye exams assess your vision and eye health in depth. Additionally, comprehensive eye exams can indicate possible bodywide health issues such as high blood pressure, diabetes, brain tumors, and some types of cancers in their early stages. 

What does a comprehensive eye exam include?


Eye Care Specialists houses the most up-to-date testing equipment, allowing Dr. Heimmel to perform comprehensive eye exams comfortably in the office. Typical exams include: 


  • Visual acuity tests to check vision sharpness
  • Visual field tests to look for peripheral vision issues or blind spots
  • Ocular motility test to check eye movement
  • Pupil light response
  • Eye chart tests to determine your vision correction needs
  • Intraocular eye pressure test to measure eye pressure
  • Eye dilation and exam of the back of your eye (retina and optic nerve)


Depending on your results and individual needs, Dr. Heimmel may also perform other specialized tests to examine your eyes in even more detail. These include:


  • Optical coherence tomography (OCT) Fundus photography to gather images of the back of your eye through the pupil
  • Fluorescein angiography to take images of the retina
  • Corneal topography to image the surface of your cornea
  • Automated visual field (computerized visual field test)


You could need other specific types of imaging or other tests based on exam results.


Dr. Heimmel discusses your results with you and, if necessary, recommends treatments for conditions like dry eyes, diabetic eye disease, cataracts, and floaters. 

If you’re interested in long-term vision correction without glasses, your eye exam is a great time to discuss LASIK and other laser eye surgeries. 

When should I have comprehensive eye exams?

The American Academy of Ophthalmology recommends comprehensive eye exams for children who fail vision screenings, have conditions that may predispose them to eye issues, or have a learning disability, developmental delay, neuropsychological condition, or behavioral problem. 


Adults with healthy eyes and good vision should schedule a comprehensive eye exam once in their 20s and twice in their 30s. All adults need a comprehensive eye exam at age 40. 


If you have an eye disease or are at risk for one, you might need more frequent exams in your 20s and 30s. After your exam at age 40, Dr. Heimmel recommends a personalized eye exam schedule for you.


Call Eye Care Specialists or schedule your eye exam online today.