A refraction test is usually given as part of a routine eye examination. It may also be called a vision test. This test tells your eye doctor exactly what prescription you need in your glasses or contact lenses.

We do this test as well to diagnose the following:

  • astigmatism, a refractive problem with the eye related to the shape of the lens, which causes blurry vision
  • hyperopia, which is also known as farsightedness
  • myopia, which is also known as nearsightedness
  • Presbyopia, a condition related to aging that causes lens of the eye to have trouble focusing.