Eye Muscle Movement and Cover Tests During Eye Examination

For nearly three decades Dr. Sophie Dao has owned an optometry practice in Milpitas, California. Dr. Sophie Dao, who is capable of administering eye exams in multiple languages, has been named best optometrist in Milpitas every year since 2007.

Regular eye exams become increasingly important with age, particularly for individuals who are already dealing with issues such as glaucoma or age-related macular degeneration (AMD). There are several aspects of a thorough eye examination, including the eye muscle movement and cover tests. During the eye muscle movement test an optometrist asks the patient to follow an object with just his or her eyes, while monitoring the patient’s movements. Any abnormal reactions during this part of the exam may indicate an issue with alignment, therefore affecting the patient’s efficiency while reading or doing computer work.

The cover test, meanwhile, requires an individual to focus on an object, first with one eye covered, and then with the opposite eye. An eye professional uses the cover test to determine how well the eyes function together. If, for instance, one eye should turn away from the object, an optometrist may screen for strabismus or similar conditions. A full eye examination may also include refraction testing, a retinoscopy, and an external exam with pupillary reaction monitoring.


Revival of A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum

Dr. Sophie Dao offers optometry services at her office in Milpitas, California, where she has received recognition as the city’s Best Optometrist every year since 2007. She provides eye exams, contact lens and glasses fittings, and treatment of conditions such as glaucoma and eye infections, among other services. In her leisure time, Dr. Sophie Dao enjoys attending Broadway plays in New York.

Broadway playgoers in New York can look forward to the revival of the classic Stephen Sondheim musical A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum in the spring of 2015. With a planned opening in April and the first preview beginning in March, the revival may feature Tony award-winning actor James Corden as the character of Pseudolus, although this remains unconfirmed. Alex Timbers will direct the show.

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, in its first run on Broadway in 1962 at the Alvin Theatre, quickly became popular and garnered six Tony Awards. The musical tells the story of the Roman slave Pseudolus, who plots to seize his freedom from his masters, Senex and Domina, by helping their son Hero to win the love of Philia, a virgin upon whom Senex also has his eye.