Eye Exam and Consultation
During an eye exam, our doctors will ask you questions about any symptoms or issues you are experiencing, medications your 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. They will consider this information when determining any treatments or recommendations.
As part of your comprehensive eye exam, our optometrists examine the overall health of the eye through a visual acuity examination and tonometry. They will evaluate eye health by visually inspecting the eye and eyelids using magnification and a bright light. To examine the internal structures of the eye, we will dilate your pupils (Or you may choose to take advantage of the Optimap, which takes incredible pictures of the back of the eye. We do charge $40 for these pictures, but not having to dilate, along with providing optimal pictures, most patients chose the Optimap, over dilation.) Increased eye pressure may be an indicator of glaucoma, so we utilize tonometry to measure eye pressure. After completing these short tests, our optometrists will review the results and discusses any necessary treatment options with you.
Regular vision testing and evaluations ensure that you always have the clearest vision possible. They 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, you may be prescribed 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 optometrists perform 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 our doctors to diagnose any underlying conditions that may be impairing the eyes ability to focus or work together.