Eye Tests


Lt Col Reynolds
Providers will perform a number of eye tests in order to evaluate vision and check for eye disease before recommending refractive surgery. They may use several standard eye tests to evaluate refractive errors.

Other tests that may be done include:

  • Refraction assessment
  • Slit lamp examination
  • Visual field tests
  • Retinal examination
  • Intraocular pressure test
  • Corneal topography, and
  • Corneal aberrometry

The results of each test are important in helping providers evaluate different aspects of vision.

Providers decide which tests will best help to evaluate specific conditions and refractive errors. Providers will usually ask a patient to stop wearing contact lenses for a certain amount of time prior to their evaluation.