Eye Exam and Consultation
During an eye exam, your doctor 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. Your doctor will consider this information when determining any treatments or recommendations.
YES! To your eye doctor, your eyes are windows to your overall health. Many illnesses and diseases show their earliest signs in the eye. Every year, your eye doctor will examine your eyes for signs of many conditions including:
|Hypertension||Hypertension may be indicated by the appearance of irregular blood vessels on the retina.|
|Diabetes||Diabetes may present small areas of bleeding in the retina, and can cause permanent vision loss.|
|Headache||Headaches may arise or be worsened by vision problems such as eye strain.|
|High Cholesterol||High cholesterol may be evident by the condition of the veins and arteries in the eyes.|
|Glaucoma||Glaucoma occurs when the eye fails to regulate its own internal pressure. Early detection is crucial to prevent loss of sight.|
|Cataracts||Cataracts occur when the internal lens becomes cloudy. It must be removed and replaced with a tiny, synthetic lens.|
Regular vision testing and evaluations ensure that you always have the clearest vision possible. Our optometrists provides regular vision acuity test as part of a comprehensive eye exam. Your doctor 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 the results of your vision test, your doctor may prescribe corrective glasses, contacts, or eye exercises.
Eye Function Testing
In addition to vision testing, an eye exam in our 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 your doctor to diagnose any underlying conditions that may be impairing the eyes ability to focus or work together.
As part of a comprehensive eye exam, our optometrists examines the overall health of the eye through a visual examination, eye health examination, and tonometry. Your doctor evaluates eye health by visually inspecting the eye and eyelids using magnification, bright light, and most importantly, our advanced technology including the retinal Imaging. 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, your doctor reviews the results and discusses any necessary treatment options with you. Contact us today to schedule a comprehensive eye exam.
The Optomap Retinal Exam as an integral part of your eye exam.
Many eye problems can develop without warning and progress with no symptoms. Early on, you might not notice any change in your vision. However, diseases such as macular degeneration, glaucoma, retinal tears or detachments, as well as other health problems such as diabetes and high blood pressure, can be detected with a thorough exam of the retina. The retina is the part of your eye that catches the image of what you are looking at, similar to the film in a camera.
An Optomap Retinal Exam provides:
- A scan to confirm a healthy eye or detect the presence of disease.
- An overview or map of the retina, giving your eye doctor a more detailed view than he can achieve by other means.
- The opportunity for you to view and discuss the Optomap images of your eye with your doctor at the time of your exam.
- A permanent record for your medical file, enabling your optometrist to make important comparisons if potential problems show themselves at a future examination.