Eye Exams Specialist

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Eye Exams services offered in Encino, Santa Clarita and Palmdale, CA

Eye exams protect your eyesight and help you to maintain ideal eye health for a lifetime. At Wide Eye Optometry, with offices in the Encino neighborhood of Los Angeles, Santa Clarita, and Palmdale, California, experienced eye doctor Mary Demirjian, OD, offers comprehensive eye exams that cover all aspects of eye health and vision. Book your appointment online or call the office nearest to you to schedule an eye exam now. 

Eye Exams Q & A

What is an eye exam?


An eye exam is a thorough evaluation of your eyes that checks the health and function of your eyes. Comprehensive eye exams are different from simple vision screenings. 

With vision screenings, the exam focuses only on your ability to see clearly. A comprehensive eye exam encompasses every part of your eyes. 

What happens during an eye exam?

An eye exam commonly includes: 

Vision testing

Vision testing involves reading an eye chart, one eye at a time. Dr. Demirjian then places different lenses in front of your eyes so you can test them out. She can determine your prescription by finding the lenses that help you to see the eye charts the best.

Eye function tests

Eye function tests check on many things, including your eye muscle movement, focus, depth perception, pupil response to light, color vision, and eye teaming. These tests essentially make sure that your eyes are working like they’re supposed to. 

Eye health tests

Eye health tests check for eye diseases and other problems. You’ll receive drops to dilate your eyes for this part of your exam. During eye health tests, Dr. Demirjian examines all parts of your eyes to look for problems like blood vessel damage, lens clouding, high eye pressure, and other types of damage. Such changes can indicate eye disease that requires prompt treatment. 

During a comprehensive eye exam, Dr. Demirjian also reviews your medical history and discusses any vision or eye health issues you’re having so she can recommend the best way to optimize your eye health and vision. 

If you wear contacts, or plan to, you’ll also need special testing to measure your eye and determine the ideal fit for your lenses. Contact prescriptions are different from glasses, so you’ll generally receive one prescription for each. 

How often do I need an eye exam?

Wide Eye Optometry recommends annual eye exams for most patients aged 4 and older. If you have special vision needs or a high risk of eye disease, Dr. Demirjian may recommend more frequent exams. 

What should I do before my eye exam?

If you wear glasses or have contact lenses, bring them to the Wide Eye Optometry office. Also bring any prescriptions that you use in your eyes, like eye drops. 

Make note of any over-the-counter eye products, like artificial tears, that you use regularly for conditions like dry eyes so you can tell Dr. Demirjian about them. There may be better options for management of your issue.

Book your eye exam online or call the nearest Wide Eye Optometry office to schedule an appointment.