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What To Bring To Your Eye Exam

When you visit Dr. Black’s Eye Associates for an eye exam in Jeffersonville, Corydon, Frankfort, or any of our other locations, be sure to bring along the following:

  • A current government issued ID
  • Your current insurance cards
  • A list of medications you may be taking
  • Your glasses or contact lenses
  • Sunglasses to protect your eyes on the way home if they have been dilated

What To Expect During Your Eye Exam

Some people are surprised to learn that a comprehensive eye exam involves more than reading the letters and numbers on an eye chart. Don’t worry—this type of eye exam is NOT “invasive,” and you will be perfectly comfortable throughout the consultation.

To perform some of the tests, the doctor will need to examine the eyes’ internal structures. You will be given eye drops that dilate (enlarge) the pupils of your eyes to make it possible for the doctor to see inside. Your doctor may be assisted by a trained technician during your consultation. It does take some time for the dilation drops to take effect and we appreciate your patience during that time.

If your eyes are dilated, they will be more sensitive to light than usual when you leave the office following the consultation. That’s why it’s a good idea to bring sunglasses (and perhaps another driver) with you.

Your medical and vision history will be reviewed with you, and tests will be performed to determine some or all of the following:

  • How well your eyes work together
  • How your pupils react to light
  • The size of the smallest print you can read on an eye chart
  • The condition of the exterior of your eyes and eyelids
  • How light reflects from your eyes
  • Your exact lens prescription
  • The condition of your cornea, iris, and the front inside of your eye
  • The condition of the structures at the back of your eyes, such as the retina and its blood vessels, the optic nerve, and the vitreous (the jelly-like substance that fills the inside of the eye)
  • The pressure inside your eye
  • The thickness of your corneas
  • The scope of the area you can see without moving your eyes

It takes time to gather this information. You should allow up to two hours for your appointment.

What if the doctor recommends glasses or contact lenses to correct my vision?

For your convenience, we have certified opticians and a full-service optical shop located at each of our locations.