Eye Exam Specialist

Westminster Eye Center -  - Ophthalmologist

Westminster Eye Center

Ophthalmologist & Glaucoma Specialist located in Westminster, CA

An eye exam at Westminster Eye Center in Westminster, California, is the best way to get peace of mind about your eye health and vision. Dedicated ophthalmologist Christine Nguyen, MD, performs comprehensive eye exams that evaluate vision, screen for disease, and incorporate all aspects of eye wellness. Dr. Nguyen is currently welcoming new patients aged 12 and up, so book your appointment online or by phone now.

Eye Exam Q & A

When do I need an eye exam?

The American Academy of Ophthalmology recommends a regular schedule of comprehensive eye exams based on your eye health and risk for eye disease. Dr. Nguyen performs your comprehensive eye exam, and then advises you regarding future exam frequency. 

Most adults need comprehensive eye exams every 1-2 years, along with as-needed exams if you suffer any new eye problems like vision changes, dry eye, or other issues. 

What can I expect during my eye exam?

Dr. Nguyen tests all aspects of vision and eye health, which includes:

Visual acuity test

Visual acuity is vision sharpness. Dr. Nguyen measures your visual acuity using an eye chart.

Refractive error assessment

If you have a refractive error, your eyes don't focus light on your retinas in the right way because of irregular eye shape. Refractive errors include myopia (nearsightedness), hyperopia (farsightedness), presbyopia (near-vision loss related to aging), and astigmatism. If you need eyeglasses, Dr. Nguyen determines the proper prescription strength during your refraction exam.

Eye muscle function test

An eye muscle test assesses how well you can track movement. 

Tonometry

A tonometry test measures your eye pressure. It's a standard screening for glaucoma because elevated intraocular pressure is often the first sign of this eye disease.

Visual field test

A visual field test evaluates side (peripheral) vision. This test requires you to train your eyes straight ahead and then respond when you see objects to the side.

Light reaction test

A light reaction test involves light exposure, which allows Dr. Nguyen to check how your pupils process light.

Slit lamp exam

A slit lamp is an advanced microscope that Dr. Nguyen uses to examine the front eye structures in detail. This includes your corneas, irises, and eye lenses, as well as your lids and lashes.

Dilated eye exam

Dr. Nguyen administers a few eye drops in each eye to widen your pupils. This opens your eyes wide enough for her to examine the inner eye structures, including the retinas in the back of your eyes.

Depending on your particular medical history and risk factors for eye disease, you may also need other specific tests to check for diabetic eye disease or other problems. 

Westminster Eye Center is here to help with all your ophthalmology needs, including the most thorough comprehensive eye exams in the area. Call the office or use the online scheduler to book now.