During a comprehensive eye exam, our doctor will ask you to read letters on a chart at the opposite end of the examination room. Any difficulties reading the smallest print may indicate myopia.
If an eye chart test indicates myopia, a retinoscope can confirm the condition by revealing how your cornea refracts light.
A retinoscope allows your doctor to see how your eye focuses light. After shining a special light into the eye, the retinoscope can reveal if light is focusing in front of the retina instead of directly onto the retina.