Eye Exam in Spanish and Why I Podcast

In today’s episode, we practice vocabulary and phrases used during an exam exam in Spanish, but first! … I tell you a little bit about myself and why I started podcasting.

Today’s Spanish lesson includes excerpts from the Spanish for Eye Care series. This series is part of both the Basic Medical Subscription and the full-access Medical Spanish Subscription at docmolly.com.

Eye Exam Lesson



el frente

al frente
to the front, forward



a la derecha
to the right

a la izquierda
to the left

Casual and Formal Commands

ver (to see)
– (tú) ve, no veas
– (usted) vea, no vea

mirar (to look)
– (tú) mira, no mires
– (usted) mire, no mire

seguir (to see)
– (tú) sigue, no sigas
– (usted) siga, no siga

Phrases from an Eye Exam in Spanish

Mire al frente.
Look forward.

Mire hacia arriba.
Look up.

Mire hacia abajo.
Look down.

Mire a la derecha.
Look to the right

Mire a la izquierda.
Look to the left.

Mire aquí.
Look here.

Mire ahí / allí / allá.
Look there.

Por favor mire mi dedo.
Please look at my finger.

Siga mi dedo con los ojos.
Follow my finger with your eyes.

Siga mi dedo con los ojos sin mover la cabeza.
Follow my finger with your eyes without moving your head.

What to learn more?

Check out the Medical Spanish Subscription, which includes all the Medical Spanish lessons at docmolly.com from beginner to advanced.

Check out the Basic Medical Subscription, which includes the beginner to intermediate series: Medical History and Exam and Spanish for Eye Care.

Sign up for this month’s premium audio Spanish lessons and listen to the entire lessons covering an eye exam in Spanish, as well as a Spanish grammar lesson on the Subjunctive.

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If you have listened to my podcast before, you know that I often record lessons with native-Spanish speakers and teachers. While preparing the lessons that I write and record independently, I research and consult with native Spanish-speaking teachers because I want to make everything I present as accurate and authentic as possible. I am currently taking lessons from a teacher named Elena at iTalki.com. Elena is from Columbia. She is great. Always prepared, professional and she specializes in medical Spanish.

Special thanks to Christine Chmielewski, an RN and optometrist, who provides basic eye care in Guatemala through her organization Petén Health. Christine requested this series of lessons for volunteers working in Latin America, and she provided me with lists of phrases commonly used when providing basic eye care.

Gracias por escuchar.  The lessons offered at docmolly.com are a fun way to practice medical Spanish. They are not intended to provide medical advice. There is no substitute for a certified medical interpreter.

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