The purpose of screening is early diagnosis and treatment. Screening tests are usually administered to people without current symptoms, but who may be at high risk for certain diseases or conditions.
A comprehensive eye examination screens for cataracts. This examination should include:
- Visual acuity test—This eye chart test measures how well you see at various distances.
- Slit lamp exam—This examination of the eye uses a specialized microscope that magnifies the eye.
- Tonometry—This standard test measures fluid pressure inside