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Comprehensive Eye Exam in Blue Island, IL

Your eyes are a window to your health, and a comprehensive eye exam can reveal underlying health conditions which you may not be aware of; additionally, some eye diseases have little to no symptoms in the beginning stages, so a comprehensive eye exam is a foundational part of your preventive eye health care.

What is the difference between a vision screening and a comprehensive eye exam?

Vision screening tests can identify vision problems in children or adults, but they cannot provide the same results as a comprehensive eye and vision exam. A comprehensive eye exam looks at both eye health as well as your vision.

Here are some of the conditions which the comprehensive eye exam can identify:

  • Whether you are nearsighted, farsighted, or have an astigmatism.
  • Focusing problems, such as presbyopia.
  • Other vision problems, such as strabismus, amblyopia, or binocular vision.
  • Eye diseases such as glaucoma and diabetic retinopathy.
  • Other diseases, such as high blood pressure or high cholesterol, can often be detected in a comprehensive eye exam.

What tests will be part of my comprehensive eye exam?

We will conduct a wide variety of tests to examine both your eye health and vision during your comprehensive eye exam. Tests may include the following:

  • A Visual Acuity test will assess the sharpness of your vision, usually using the “Big E” or Snellen chart.
  • A Visual fields test will be conducted to determine if you have blind spots or peripheral vision issues.
  • A Cover Test will check for strabismus or binocular vision problems.
  • The Refraction will enable us to determine your exact eyeglass prescription. We will use an instrument called a phoropter in front of your eyes and show you a series of lens choices.
  • A Slit Lamp exam enables us to detect common eye diseases and conditions. The instrument allows the optometrist to examine the structure of your eye to assess its health.
  • A Glaucoma test, known as tonometry, measures the pressure within your eye.
  • Dilation of the pupil and ophthalmoscopy to examine the optic nerve, retina, and blood vessels.

How often do I need a comprehensive eye exam?

The American Optometric Association recommends you see us on an annual basis if you wear eyeglasses or contact lenses. We may also recommend more frequent visits if you have diabetes, high blood pressure, or other underlying health conditions which may affect your eye health and vision. Our optometrist will provide a personal recommendation for you to visit us for comprehensive eye exams based on your health history, vision, and eye health needs to ensure you receive the best eye health care.

Lester Coney
Lester Coney
January 7, 2023.
Very Through Team. Very Understanding.
Regina Townsend
Regina Townsend
January 3, 2023.
Vision Salon in Blue Island was top notch. My husband found them through a basic Google search and scheduled appointments for he and our son. Everyone was so so nice and patient and answered all of our inquisitive and anxious 6 year old's questions, including "do eyes have roots" 🤣 I was so impressed that I made an appointment for myself that day. I was grateful to see that even on this next visit, the staff was just as friendly, knowledgeable and kind. My appointment was with Dr. Shannon, but Dr. Johnson still stepped in to say hello. They've been so informative to each of us about the importance of eye care, and also walk you through each step. I highly recommend this black-owned gem in the heart of Blue Island.
Frances Jaggers-Tolbert
Frances Jaggers-Tolbert
December 30, 2022.
My experience today with Vision Salon was a good one. I didn't have a difficult time finding a parking space. The staff are wonderful people that wait on you. Ms. Parker is just a jewel and she is an asset to Vision Salon.
Vincent Stark
Vincent Stark
December 21, 2022.
I have known Dr. Johnson for thirty years. His professionalism has always been at the highest level and is the example of how care doctors should be. His staff is very top notch when dealing with patients.
T'Kira Siler-Wilkerson
T'Kira Siler-Wilkerson
December 21, 2022.
Excellent customer service.
Harriett Jordan
Harriett Jordan
December 13, 2022.
Visited Vision Salon today and was very pleased at the service I was provided the doctor was very detailed oriented….
Suzanne Kitterman
Suzanne Kitterman
December 9, 2022.
It was a very pleasant experience everyone working there was very pleasant and did a great job. Very happy that I was referred there.

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