What to Expect at an Eye Examination

Step 6 - Slit Lamp - Examining the Health of Your Eyes

The slit lamp allows the doctor to get a highly magnified image of the structures of the eye to thoroughly evaluate them for signs of infection or disease. During this test you will place your chin on the slit lamp. The doctor will shine the lamp's light at your eye and look through a set of oculars (much like a microscope), first examining the structures of the front of the eye (such as the lids, cornea, conjunctiva and iris). Then, with the help of a special high-powered lens, the doctor will view the inside of your eye, which includes the retina, optic nerve and macula.


Need assistance? Try our Frequently Asked Questions. You can also call the EyeMed Customer Care Center at the number on your member materials or 866-723-0512 to speak to a live representative Monday through Saturday 7:30 AM to 11:00 PM ET and Sunday 11:00 AM to 8:00 PM ET.

Translation Services Nondiscrimination Notice and Language Assistance

2013 EyeMed Vision Care LLC. All Rights Reserved. All third-party logos are the property of their respective owners.

Session Timeout

Your session will time out within 30 seconds.

Do you wish to continue your current session?

Session Timeout

Your session has expired. Please login again to continue.