Beverly Hills Eye Center
David Kamen, MD
Ophthalmology located in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, CA
A comprehensive eye exam is essential for both your vision and eye health. At Beverly Hills Eye Center in the Beverly Hills neighborhood of Los Angeles, California, skilled ophthalmologist David Kamen, MD, offers comprehensive eye exams that screen for diseases like glaucoma while also optimizing your vision. Book your appointment online or call the office today.
Eye Exam Q&A
What is a comprehensive eye exam?
A comprehensive eye exam focuses on your eye health and vision. At Beverly Hills Eye Center, Dr. Kamen customizes comprehensive eye exams according to your age, your risk factors for eye disease, and your individual needs. The goal of comprehensive eye exams is to help your eyes stay healthy as you age.
What happens during a comprehensive eye exam?
In general, Dr. Kamen dilates your eyes for a comprehensive eye exam. Eye dilation is simple: just a couple of drops in your eye. It widens your pupils so Dr. Kamen can examine the back structures in your eye, including the retina, optic nerve, and blood vessels around the retina.
By examining these structures, he can check for damage related to glaucoma and other eye diseases. Some other things that Dr. Kamen checks during your exam include:
- Eye lens (cataract check)
- Eye pressure
- Visual acuity
- Pupil light response
- Depth perception
- Color vision
- Peripheral vision
- Eye movement
- Eye focusing
- Eye teaming
After your comprehensive eye exam, Dr. Kamen can also issue a prescription to correct nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism, or presbyopia.
Depending on your exam results, Dr. Kamen may perform additional specialized tests, such as corneal mapping, to better assess your eye health.
When do I need a comprehensive eye exam?
Most adults need a comprehensive eye exam every 1-2 years. Your eyes can change as you age, with diseases like glaucoma and cataracts becoming a more significant threat in your middle age and senior years.
If you have any chronic conditions, such as diabetes, your risk of eye health problems increases, so you may need more frequent eye exams.
It's important to discuss eye exam frequency with Dr. Kamen and follow his recommendations to protect your eye health and vision.
What happens after an eye exam?
At the end of your eye exam, Dr. Kamen discusses his findings and makes personalized recommendations. He may prescribe treatments, such as eye drops or laser treatments, if he detects signs of eye disease. Early treatment can help you prevent vision loss in diseases like glaucoma.
If you have cataracts, Dr. Kamen explains how they affect your vision, whether they're growing, and what you can do to slow their progression. If cataracts already significantly inhibit your eyesight, Dr. Kamen may recommend cataract surgery.
Schedule your comprehensive eye exam by calling Beverly Hills Eye Center or using the online booking tool today.