Yearly eye exams are very important, not only to determine if you need correction for your vision, but also to maintain the health of your eyes and general health of your body. It is the first line of defense for preventative ocular problems. While many eye diseases come with obvious symptoms that let you know something is wrong, such as red eyes, light sensitivity, or flashing lights, other more serious, vision threatening concerns have no warning signs. For example, most forms of glaucoma produce no obvious symptoms until some vision has been permanently lost. Unless you have a professional looking at your eyes annually to monitor for these changes, you may not know you are at risk for these type of eye diseases. A complete eye exam involves a series of tests designed to evaluate your vision and check the health of your eyes. We use the state-of-the art equipment to ensure accurate results and to maintain digital footprint to check the progress of any ocular disease.
- Vison Screening - Utilizing our vision screener, we will quickly able to assess whether a person’s vision is within the normal parameters. Visual abnormalities will be revealed, often motivating action for a referral for further visual examination and possibly a much-needed visual correction. Our vision screener is capable of testing functions not determined by the typical wall eye chart. Binocularity, muscle balance, color perception, acuity at near and far, color deficiency, depth perception, and other visual functions can be screened.
- Wavefront Aberrometer – Our revolutionary Wavefront Aberrometer completes 20 diagnostic metrics in less than 10 seconds per eye, including Refraction Assessment, Corneal Topography and Keratometer Reading.
- NCT (Non-Contact Tonometer) – NCT casually referred to as the air puff machine, is a device that measures intraocular pressure, which is the measurement of the pressure of the fluid inside your eye. Eye pressure has substantial indications for the overall health of the eye. If eye pressure is higher than normal, it can cause damage the internal structures of the eye. Specifically, a higher eye pressure can damage the optic nerve that carries the vision from the eye to the brain. The optic nerve tends to be most susceptible to eye pressure due to the anatomy of its insertion.
- Visual Field – Without moving our eyes our vision can see straight ahead, but can also see the surrounding space. Most people have heard of the term “peripheral vision”, the space we see on either side of what we are looking at. However, we can also see above and below and these areas together are known as Visual Field. This test allows doctor to determine how much of our visual field has been restricted, and how sensitive different areas of your sight is to movement.
Dilation – Dilating your pupils allows the doctor to look at the inner parts of your eyes to ensure the health of your eyes. Using the slit-lamp the doctor can look at your retina to ensure optimal health of your eyes and determine if you are susceptible to other non-optical related diseases.
Warning: For a few hours after we dilate your eyes, your vision may be blurry and you may be sensitive to light.
An alternative to dilation is OptoMap, which gives a digital view of your retina without any of the side-effects such as blurry vision and light sensitivity. We can use these digital images for comparison between each visit to determine the slightest change to your retinal structure.
- OptoMap – Ensuring the health of your eyes is vital to the overall health of your body. The back of your eyes, known as the Retina, has blood vessels that can be seen directly without using any surgical instruments. Using the most advance technology, we can take a painless image of your retina that can reveal concerning eye-conditions. In addition, our doctors can screen for other diseases such as stroke, heart disease, hypertension, and diabetes, and if deem necessarily refer you to a specialist. Early signs of these conditions can show on your retina long before you notice any changes to your vision or feel pain. While eye exams generally include a look at the front of the eye to evaluate health and prescription changes, a thorough screening of the retina is critical to verify that your eye is healthy.