Eye & Vision Exams


At Mind-Body-World Optometry, we strive to provide comprehensive, primary eye care for the whole family. Preventative and routine eye exams are important to maintaining good eye health. Often, eye and vision problems do not have obvious symptoms or signs, but are easily diagnosed by a licensed optometrist. By diagnosing eye and vision conditions early on, our optometrist is able to provide treatment options and, in many cases, restore vision or prevent vision loss. The American Optometric Association recommends yearly or bi-yearly eye and vision exams, depending on whether you are at-risk or not.

Eye Exam and Consultation: Adults

During an eye exam, Dr. Samantha Slotnick will ask you questions about any symptoms or issues you are experiencing, medications you are currently taking, any blurry vision, your work environment, and your overall health. Family history and previous eye or vision conditions will also be discussed during this part of the examination. Dr. Slotnick will consider this information when determining any treatments or recommendations.

Vision Testing

Regular vision testing and evaluations ensure that you always have the clearest vision possible. Our Scarsdale optometrist provides regular visual acuity tests along with eye function tests (see below) as part of a comprehensive eye exam. Dr. Slotnick will measure how each eye is seeing by using a wall eye chart and a reading eye chart. The results of these tests are portrayed as a fraction, with 20/20 being the standard for normal distance and reading vision. Depending on your visual needs, Dr. Slotnick may prescribe compensatory glasses, contacts, self-care strategies, and/or vision therapy.

Eye Function Testing


In addition to vision testing, an eye exam in our Scarsdale office includes testing eye functionality. Our optometrist performs several tests to evaluate depth perception, color vision, eye muscle capabilities, peripheral vision, and responsiveness to light. Several other simple tests are completed to determine whether the eyes are focusing, moving, and working together properly. The test results enable Dr. Slotnick to diagnose any underlying conditions that may be impairing the eyes' ability to focus or work together.

Pediatric Eye Exams & Vision Care

Pediatric Eye Exams in our Scarsdale office are painless and fun with Dr. Slotnick. Our doctor is among the top eye care providers in Westchester County when it comes to keeping the child engaged, all while gathering critical objective data.  Pediatric vision tests prioritize behavioral observations, such as noticing when a child finds a particular visual task to be uncomfortable or challenging.  This way, even non-verbal patients can be assessed with confidence, as there is a lower dependence on children's ability to report what they see.  Critically, a comprehensive Pediatric Eye Exam screens for signs of a learning-related vision problem.   Children who are not performing to their potential, reading below expectation, or struggling in school deserve a thorough assessment for whether vision problems are interfering with academic performance.  Having 20/20 eyesight at distance is not sufficient for the sustained visual demands of classroom education, which prioritizes near-point work and screen-time.  Diagnosis and treatment objects are discussed in detail to help parents provide their children with the very best opportunity to be successful in school, and to grow up with a love for visually-based learning.

Near-point retinoscopy

Eye Health

As part of a comprehensive eye exam, our Scarsdale optometrist examines the overall health of the eye through an ocular health examination and tonometry. Dr. Slotnick evaluates eye health by visually inspecting the eye and eyelids using magnification and a bright light. To examine the internal structures of the eye, we may dilate the pupils. Increased eye pressure may be an indicator of glaucoma, so we utilize tonometry to measure eye pressure. After completing these short tests, Dr. Slotnick reviews the results and discusses any necessary treatment options with you.  Holistic care alternatives may be presented when available.  

Vision Therapy and Therapeutic Recommendations

Patients in our Westchester County office have access to the full scope of Optometric Care.  This may include referrals for secondary care with allied health providers, and to colleagues with sub-specialties in optometry and ophthalmology.  Some patients may benefit from passive or active forms of vision therapy, which are secondary care options offered within our own clinic.  Please visit our Services sections on Optometric Vision Therapy, on Lens-based Postural Therapy, and on Neuro-optometric Care for additional resources.  Contact us at (914) 874-1177 today to register for care and schedule a comprehensive eye exam.

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