Comprehensive Eye Exam

If left unchecked and undiagnosed, eye issues can progress rapidly and be detrimental in the future, so it is important to establish a regular eye exam routine. The sooner a potential issue is discovered, the more quickly it can be resolved. We offer comprehensive eye exams in Waterville and Newport to help you find the right prescription for your eyes and catch any potential problems before you may need emergency eye care. 


What Is Included in a Comprehensive Eye Exam? 

Comprehensive eye examinations at our eye care centers include vision screening tests as well as other exams that can help uncover eye disease and other issues. A valuable tool for diagnosing issues before they develop to advanced stages, eye exam tests allow us to take action that may help to slow down an eye problem’s progression and prevent potentially long-term damage. Routine eye exams are recommended for people of all life stages, regardless of whether a person has had a history of eye issues or vision problems. 


Our eye exams in Newport and Waterville help uncover issues including: 

  • Common vision problems  
  • Lazy eye and crossed eyes 
  • Eye alignment issues 
  • Tunnel vision 
  • Dry eye  
  • Diabetic retinopathy 
  • Glaucoma  
  • Other common eye diseases and problems 


Did you know that high blood pressure and high cholesterol can also impact eye health? Eye examinations may help uncover and treat problems relating to these conditions. Upon diagnosis, your doctor will present a treatment or management plan, if necessary. Moving forward with this plan in partnership with your doctor will support you in living a healthy life.  


What Happens at a Comprehensive Eye Exam? 

To help our doctors gain a full understanding of your eyes, our eye exams include a variety of vision and eye health tests. These tests also offer insight into any problems that may need to be addressed with vision correction or treatment plans.  


Our comprehensive eye exams test for:   

  • Basic vision problems 
  • Prescription needs   
  • Distance vision issues  
  • Abnormalities in how the eyes work independently  
  • Abnormalities in how the eyes work together 
  • Common eye diseases   
  • The health of the back of the eyes 
  • Eye pressure and glaucoma 
  • Obstructions in field of vision 


After your eye examination, your optometrist will have obtained the information needed to diagnose any issues and develop a treatment or management plan. Our doctors will work with you to tailor a plan to your individual needs. 


Schedule an Eye Examination in Newport or Waterville 

If it has been more than a year since your last eye exam, the time to schedule your next comprehensive eye exam is now. Neglecting your eye health could lead to negative outcomes that impact your future and decrease quality of life. At Newport Eye Care, we are committed to helping you with all your eye care needs. Contact us today to schedule your eye exam. 


Can I do an eye exam online?

No, we don’t provide online exams at our Waterville or Newport office. While online eye exams or vision tests can give you a general idea of your vision, they can’t replace an in-person eye exam with an optometrist. With an in-person eye exam, we can check your eye health and look for early warning signs of eye diseases or other problems.

What is included in an eye exam?

When you come in for an eye exam, we’ll make sure to check your vision, pupils, extraocular muscles, field of vision, and color vision. We’ll also take a look at the front part of your eye to see if there are any corneal issues or cataracts. To get a better view of the back of your eye, including the retina and optic nerve, we might use eye drops to dilate your pupils. Additionally, we rely on Optomap® retinal imaging to get a broader view of the retina, which helps us spot any irregularities or signs of eye disease.

What diseases can be detected in an eye exam?

During an eye exam, we’re able to spot different diseases and conditions like glaucoma, cataracts, macular degeneration, diabetes, lazy eye, high blood pressure, and even eye tumors. We can also identify vision problems like nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism.

How often do I need an eye exam?

It’s a good idea to make an appointment with an eye doctor at least once a year, especially for adults and older folks. By getting regular eye exams, we can keep an eye on your eye health and catch any changes or potential issues early on.

Is it necessary for the doctor to dilate my pupils during the exam?

No, our eye doctors don’t always have to dilate your pupils during an eye exam. Instead, we can use Optomap® retinal imaging to take images of your retina without dilation.