Comprehensive Eye Examinations

Here at River City Eyecare in Louisville, Kentucky – we take a patient-first approach to ocular health. From scheduling to payment, we seek to make each experience as convenient as possible for our patients.
Of course, the process all starts with a comprehensive examination of your vision. To properly evaluate your eye health, we will perform a number of tests, which can include any and all of the following:

Far and Near Visual Acuity Testing

This vision test should be quite familiar to most patients. You will be asked to read from a standardized chart printed with special characters. The goal is to see what size of type you can clearly read from a distance.

Eye Muscle Coordination Testing

Poor visual development or eye muscle degeneration can cause coordination problems in patients of all ages. This is a test in which you will be asked to follow a visual object with one or both eyes so that we can see how well your eye muscles operate.

Side or Peripheral Vision Loss Testing

This test allows us to screen for problems affecting the visual pathway leading from the eyes to the back of the brain. It is an important part of testing for glaucoma, tumors, and other irregularities.

Pupillary Response Testing 

By evaluating how your pupils respond to light refraction, we can detect nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism, and presbyopia.

Intraocular Pressure Testing

This test allows us to quickly and easily measure the pressure inside of your eye. This is a vital part of protecting against glaucoma.

Assessment of the Anterior Segment

This allows to check for certain conditions that affect the front of the eye, such as the eyelid, cornea, conjunctiva, and iris.

Assessment of the Posterior Segment

This allows to check for certain conditions that affect the back of the eye, such as cataracts, floaters, glaucoma, macular degeneration, and diabetic retinopathy.