Comprehensive Eye Exam

Visioncare Associates

B.G. Shily, O.D.

Specialty Contact Lens Practice located in Beverly Hills, CA

No matter your age, whether you wear glasses or contact lenses, you should have a comprehensive eye exam every year. B.G. Shily, OD, at Visioncare Assoicate, a specialty contact lens practice, in Beverly Hills, California would like to enhance and provide you the highest quality eye care services and ophthalmic products with the latest state-of-the-art-diagnostic instrumentation in a compassionate patient-centered environment. Please, call our office or use the online booking button to schedule a consultation to understand how the latest techniques ophthalmic products can help you see better. See well, be well…

Comprehensive Eye Exam

What is a comprehensive eye exam?

A comprehensive eye exam is a like a physical for your eye. Dr. Shily examines and tests your eye to assess vision and eye health for preventive measures. Everyone should have a comprehensive eye exam every year.

What can I expect during a comprehensive eye exam?

Your comprehensive eye exam may take an hour or more, depending on the type of testing you need during the examination.

Visual acuity

One of the first tests Dr. Shily performs during your comprehensive eye exam is the visual acuity test. During this test, he assesses your vision.

Ocular motility test

The ocular motility test assesses eye movement and how quickly you can scan an object. Problems with eye movement can lead to eye strain or affect your ability playing sports.

Mentor B-Vat II video acuity test

Visioncare Associates is equipped with advanced eye equipment, including the Mentor B-Vat II video acuity test, which assesses depth perception.

Humphrey Zeiss Atlas corneal topography system

The Humphrey Zeiss Atlas corneal topography system is another advanced tool available at Visioncare Associates that assesses visual acuity and eye shape with accuracy and allows Dr. Shily to create a precise recommendation for your contact lens needs.


If Dr. Shily needs to examine your retina to evaluate for cataracts or other eye conditions, he may need to dilate your pupil with eye drops. Dr. Shily may also test for blind spots, color blindness, or glaucoma during your comprehensive eye exam.

What if I need glasses?

If, during your visual acuity test, Dr. Shily discovers visual impairment, he may perform additional tests to assess the need for prescription glasses or contact lenses.


Retinoscopy helps estimate your eyeglass prescription. During the test, Dr. Shily dims the lights and has you focus on a specific target. Then he places different lenses in front of your eye to determine the lens that best improves your vision.


The refraction test determines your exact eye prescription. During this test, Dr. Shily has you sit in front of a phoropter and flips through a series of lenses to find a prescription that perfects your vision.


Visioncare Associates is a full-service optical center that can supply you with the eyewear you need for better vision, including designer eyeglass frames and specialty contact lenses.


Concerned about Astigmatism, Take the Astigmatism Eye Test:

You can try the following at home:

1. If you wear glasses or contact lenses, put them on.

2. Sit about 35 cm (14 inches) away from your computer screen.

3. Look at the chart with your hand covering one eye. How do the lines appear? Are they all equally clear and sharp?

4. Follow these steps again to test the other eye.

What do your results mean?

If you do not have astigmatism, the lines should appear sharply focused and equally dark. You may have astigmatism if some set of lines appear sharp and dark, while others are blurred and lighter.



Concerned about Macular Degeneration, take this test:

  1. Tape this page at eye level where light is consistent and without glare.
  2. Put on reading glasses or contacts and cover one eye.
  3. Fix your gaze on the center black dot.
  4. Keeping your gaze fixed, try to see if any lines are distorted or missing.
  5. Mark the defect on the chart.
  7. If the distortion is new or has worsened, arrange to see your eye doctor at once.
  8. Always keep the Amsler's Chart the same distance from your eyes each time you test.



To learn more about the benefits of comprehensive eye exams and detection of visual problems, such as, nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism, and age-related presbyopia and the detection of eye health problems such as glaucoma, macular degeneration, dry eyes and eye infections. For more information on the following topics, please click the following links:


For a comprehensive eye exam, call Visioncare Associates or use the online booking button to schedule your appointment.