Comprehensive Eye Exams in Chicago, IL

Comprehensive Eye Exams

At Norwood Park Eye Center in Chicago, IL, our Comprehensive Eye Exam is a vital service designed to maintain the health and well-being of your eyes. Regular eye exams are crucial not only for sustaining optimal vision but also for detecting and managing a range of ocular conditions such as cataracts, glaucoma, and macular degeneration. Additionally, these exams can be instrumental in identifying underlying health issues like diabetes, high blood pressure, and cholesterol levels, often before any symptoms are apparent. This proactive approach to eye care is beneficial for patients of every age, including infants and the elderly.

What's Included in the Comprehensive Eye Exam

This test evaluates the sharpness of your vision. It involves reading letters on a distance chart and helps determine the need for prescription glasses or contact lenses.

Essential for glaucoma screening, this test measures the intraocular pressure of your eyes, aiding in early detection and management of the condition.

By dilating the pupils, we gain a better view of the internal structures of the eye. This allows for assessing retinal health and can help identify diseases like diabetic retinopathy.

This microscope examines the front portion of the eye, including the lens, iris, and cornea. It’s vital for detecting conditions like cataracts and corneal ulcers.

This determines the ideal lens prescription for your glasses or contacts, ensuring you achieve the best possible vision.

This procedure gives an approximate prescription for eyeglasses. It’s particularly useful for children and patients unable to provide direct feedback.


Specialists recommend having an annual eye exam to monitor and maintain eye health, especially if you have a history of eye problems or wear glasses or contacts.

Children should have their first comprehensive eye exam at six months old, then at age three and before starting school, to ensure proper visual development.

Yes, it can reveal signs of systemic health conditions like diabetes, high blood pressure, and high cholesterol, often before these conditions show symptoms.

The exam typically takes about an hour, depending on the tests required for your individual eye health.

Dilation is a key part of the exam, allowing a thorough retina examination. However, it’s not always necessary and depends on your health needs.

If your pupils are dilated, they’ll be more sensitive to light, and your near vision may be blurry for a few hours. We recommend arranging transportation or bringing sunglasses for comfort.



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