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Comprehensive Eye Exam to Maintain Your Vision Health

Looking for a place to get a comprehensive eye exam? Look no further than Perception Optometry in La Cañada. We offer affordable eye exams to help you maintain optimal eye health.

Periodic eye examinations are a vital part of preventative health care.  Many eye conditions don’t create any symptoms until the late stages of the disease. Early diagnosis of eye diseases such as dry eyes, myopia, AMD, and glaucoma is key to more effecive treatment.  Comprehensive eye exams include thorough testing of visual system and health of all structures of your eye, such as your cornea, optic nerve, lens, retina, etc.

Many health issues can be detected through eye exams, such as diabetes, high blood pressure, cancer, autoimmune diseases, neurological diseases, etc.  Systemic diseases have large manifestations on ocular health.  Also, certain medications can harm your eyes if not properly monitored by your eye doctor.

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Comprehensive Eye Examination Components

A comprehensive eye examination includes several key components. Initially, the optometrist collects your history to understand any current eye or vision problems, overall health, and any environmental or work-related factors that could affect your vision. They will also inquire about your medication usage and any previous health conditions that you or your family have experienced. Visual acuity tests are conducted using reading charts to measure how clearly each eye sees, with results typically expressed as a fraction like 20/40, where 20 represents the test distance in feet, and 40 is the smallest letter size you could read. 

Preliminary tests may assess various visual functions and eye health, such as depth perception, color vision, and how your pupils respond to light. Keratometry or topography tests measure the curvature of your cornea, crucial for fitting contact lenses properly. 

During refraction tests, different lenses are tried using a phoropter to determine the correct lens power needed to correct any refractive errors like nearsightedness or astigmatism. Tests for eye focusing, teaming, and movement evaluate how well your eyes work together, focusing effectively and moving in sync. The eye health evaluation involves using advanced equipment to examine all eye structures, often supplemented by dilating drops for a clearer view, which is critical for detecting any underlying conditions. 

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I recently visited Perception Optometry office for an eye exam and was thoroughly impressed with the level of service and care I received. The staff were all friendly and knowledgeable, and the optometrist Dr.Gevorgyan, took the time to answer all of my questions and concerns. The office was very modern and well-organized, and I felt comfortable throughout the entire visit. Overall, I would highly recommend this optometry office to anyone in need of eye care services.
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Wow! I finally found a friendly and honest optometry office in LA. Everyone was so nice and helpful - the Dr. especially. I felt heard and was well taken care of. The selection of contacts and glasses was great. My eye exam was very thorough and I learned a lot. Thank you so much Dr. Gevorgyan - looking forward to my next appointment!
Georgia M. Verified
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Very impressive! Best eye doctor I've seen in L.A. Spends time answering concerns, clean and very thorough. Exactly what I want in an eye exam
Jeffrey K. Verified
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Clean and modern office with all of the upgraded technology to perform the exam. Everyone from the office staff to the doctor was very friendly and professional. I was seen right away and felt that my time was respected during the entire appointment. The refreshment station of coffee and sparking waters is a nice touch.

Comprehensive Eye Examination Process

Fequently Asked Questions

Both types of exams assess your vision, but they differ in scope and focus. A routine eye exam is primarily concerned with checking your vision and determining the correct prescription for any visual impairments. On the other hand, a comprehensive eye exam goes beyond basic vision testing to thoroughly evaluate the overall health of your eyes.

Eye examination guidelines vary based on age and risk factors. For infants from birth through 2 years old, an eye exam is recommended at 6 to 12 months of age, regardless of symptoms or risk level. Children aged 3 to 5 should have at least one eye exam between these ages, with at-risk children possibly needing additional exams as recommended. From ages 6 to 17, children should have an eye exam before starting first grade and then annually. This frequency is also advised for at-risk children, with possible additional exams as necessary.


For adults aged 18 to 39, those who are asymptomatic or at low risk should have an eye exam at least every two years, while those at higher risk should consider annual exams or more frequently if recommended. Individuals aged 40 to 64 follow the same pattern, with a minimum of an eye exam every two years for those at low risk and annually for those at higher risk. For seniors aged 65 and older, an annual eye exam is recommended for both asymptomatic and at-risk groups, with more frequent exams as advised based on individual health needs.

The pupils will stay enlarged for about 4 to 6 hours. During this period, your vision might be somewhat blurry, and you’ll be more sensitive to light.

The American Optometric Association recommends eye exams

At the age of

6-12 mths

at least once


3-5 y.o.

at least once

5-18 y.o.


16-64 y.o.

every 2 years

unless at risk for certain eye diseases.

65+ y.o.


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