A cataract evaluation at Arizona Eye Specialists involves several pain-free tests to determine your eye health. These cataract tests are very important to identify the presence, severity and location of any cataracts that may be affecting your vision.
- Visual acuity test to assess your distance and near vision
- Refractive error measurement to determine your glasses prescription
- Assessment of your lenses to determine the presence of any cataracts
- Evaluation of your retinal health (back of the eye)
- Eye pressure measurement to determine the presence of glaucoma
- Review of your overall health
Depending on the outcome of these initial tests, your cataract specialist may request additional tests if other eye issues are suspected.
The retinal examination requires that your eyes be dilated. Dilation is necessary for a complete examination of the retina. Your pupils will require up to 30 minutes to dilate. Since your pupils may remain dilated for a full day after your visit, we recommend that you bring sunglasses to reduce your sensitivity to light. Your ability to read will be temporarily decreased. We also recommend you have someone else drive you home.
Get Your Cataract Questions Answered
We view the cataract evaluation as a two-way communication street: we will ask you questions about how your vision is interfering with your daily activities and we encourage you to ask any question you have about your condition and your treatment options. At Arizona Eye Specialists we are committed to providing you with as much education as possible so you will be comfortable with your own informed decision about how to care for your eye health.
Contact us today to schedule a cataract evaluation at one of our valley locations and learn more about your options for vision improvement. Call 480-994-5012 or click here.