Regular eye exams are an essential part of maintaining good eye health. Whether you have a pre-existing condition or not, it's important to schedule regular checkups to ensure that your eyes are functioning correctly. At Brooklin Vision Care, we believe that it's important to educate our patients about what to expect during an eye exam.

Firstly, it's important to note that every eye exam is unique and tailored to the individual's needs. However, there are a few common procedures that are generally included in a comprehensive eye exam. These include:

1. Patient History: Your optometrist will ask you about your medical history, including any previous eye conditions, allergies, and medications you are taking.

2. Visual Acuity Test: This is a basic test to measure how well you can see from a distance. You'll be asked to read letters from an eye chart.

3. Refraction Test: This test determines your prescription for glasses or contact lenses.

4. Eye Movement Test: This test assesses how well your eyes follow moving objects.

5. Eye Pressure Test: This test, also known as tonometry, measures the pressure inside your eye and can help detect glaucoma.

6. Dilated Eye Exam: In this exam, your pupils will be dilated using eye drops, so the optometrist can examine your retina and optic nerve for signs of disease or damage.

7. Additional Tests: Depending on your personal needs, your optometrist may perform additional tests such as color vision tests, peripheral vision tests, or tests for eye muscle function.

It's important to note that these tests are painless and non-invasive. The exam generally takes around 30 minutes to an hour, depending on the complexity of the case. After the exam, your optometrist will discuss the results with you and recommend any necessary treatments or follow-up appointments.


Eye exams are an important part of maintaining good eye health. At Brooklin Vision Care, we strive to provide personalized and comprehensive eye care to our patients. We believe that educating our patients about the exam process can help reduce any anxiety or uncertainty they may have. 

Book your appointment with us today and take the first step towards optimal eye health! To get in touch with us, please click here or call us at (289) 240-6610