What you can expect
A comprehensive eye health evaluation at Goodrich Optical starts when you make the appointment. Whether you call or use our online scheduling app, once your appointment is set, you will receive a text or email from us that will confirm the date and time of your appointment. The email will also include a link to access our online medical health questionnaire, which must be completed before your appointment.
At Goodrich Optical, it is our goal to provide the highest quality eye health and vision treatment. We use a wide variety of tests and procedures to examine your eyes. These tests range from simple ones, like having you read an eye chart, to very involved tests, like as using a high-powered lens to see the tiny structures inside your eyes. A comprehensive eye health evaluation can take an hour or more, depending on the number and complexity of tests needed to fully evaluate your vision and the health of your eyes. In some cases, besides the common tests performed, the doctor may recommend other, more specialized tests. Some of these tests may be performed in the doctors office and others are performed by specialists.
One way to combine our need to collect your health information with your desire that it be simple and easy, is our Web Registration.
We now collect your health information ahead of your appointment, over the internet. By doing so, we have made it both easy and convenient for you to provide this information when it is most convenient for you. Be it the middle of the night, after dinner or first thing in the morning while you drink your coffee. By completing this step ahead of time, we are keeping your waiting time to a minimum once you come into our office.
Whether seeing the eye doctor for the first time or the tenth, one of the most important questions you will answer is- “What are we seeing you for today?”
Why is that so important?
The doctor is really saying- “Tell me, in detail, what has been going on with your health in general, and your vision in particular, since I saw you last.” Expect questions about your vision, both past and present. Your answers help the doctor understand your risks for eye disease and vision problems. Be as specific as possible. He wants to know things like- What types (if any) of vision issues you are having? Are your eyes red? Are they dry frequently? Can you see clearly up close? Can you see well to drive at night? Telling the doctor you are just here for your annual exam or, everything is fine, is not very helpful in letting the doctor know where they might need to focus special attention.
You can’t ‘over-share’ when it comes to your answers. Something you consider un-important, could be a tell tale sign the doctor needs, that saves your vision.
A lot goes on in an eye exam and your vision will be tested in a variety of ways. The following are the tests you can expect during an exam.