Eye Exam Specialist

William Diamond, OD

Optometrists located in Dublin, CA

William Diamond, OD, offers comprehensive eye exams at his family-friendly practice in Dublin, California. He checks both your vision and eye health. Eye exams are important for taking care of your health and vision, especially if you have a personal or family history of vision impairment, eye disease, or conditions like diabetes and high blood pressure. If you’re due for an eye exam, experiencing frequent headaches, or squinting to see clearly, call or schedule an appointment online today.

Eye Exams Q & A

William Diamond, OD

What happens during an eye exam?

Dr. Diamond checks your eye health and vision during an eye exam. He performs a variety of tests to measure your eye health. Some of the most common tests are as follows.

Visual acuity

For a visual acuity test, you read a combination of letters and numbers from a screen on the other side of the exam room. You first read the smallest possible line with each eye individually and then with both eyes together. If you require corrective lenses, Dr. Diamond performs refraction testing to diagnose your prescription.

Slit lamp and retinal exam

Dr. Diamond uses a biomicroscope to examine your cornea, iris, lens, and retina, checking for signs of eye disease or damage. In some cases, Dr. Diamond uses eye drops to dilate your pupils and get a better look at your retina and the vitreous fluid in your eye.

Glaucoma testing

The glaucoma test directs a puff of air toward your eye. Measuring your eye’s response to pressure allows Dr. Diamond to check for the signs of glaucoma.

How often should I have an eye exam?

Children should have eye exams every year or two, especially if either parent wears corrective lenses. Adults with good vision and eye health should also have their eyes checked every two years.

Once you reach the age of 40, when many eye and other health conditions begin to develop, you should have an eye exam to determine your baseline vision. Then, depending on what the doctor finds, you’ll have regular eye exams every two to five years.

What are signs that I need an eye exam?

Headaches and being unable to read signs in the distance are two common indicators your vision isn’t perfect. You might also notice that your night vision changes or you can’t focus on words in a book or magazine.

Your child might start to have trouble at school or complain that they can’t see the board or screen at the front of the class. You child’s teacher may notice a problem and contact you to suggest a vision test.

Call the practice or schedule an appointment online if you or your child need an eye exam.