Not All Eye Exams Are The Same

We are committed to helping you and your family to maintain and preserve healthy eyes. Using state-of-the-art equipment, our experienced eye doctors will perform comprehensive eye exams and evaluations that will effectively address your eye health and vision needs. We will thoroughly discuss our findings and any risk factors we have noted, and then work with you to develop a plan to optimize your vision.

Comprehensive Eye Exams for Vision Assessment
We recommend routine eye exams. But, most visits to the eye doctor are to adjust prescriptions for patients that are not seeing well. The process of determining your prescription is call the refraction. While the refraction is only a small part of the tests that we will perform during your eye exam, the accuracy of those results determines how happy you will be with your new correction.

Other tests performed during your routine eye exam are:
• Slit lamp examination of the structures in the front of the eye, including eyelids, conjunctiva, sclera, lens, iris, and cornea
• Examination of the structures in the back of the eye, including the retina and optic nerve
• Refraction to determine vision correction needs
• Cataract screening
• Glaucoma screening and internal eye pressure checks
• Corneal and retinal evaluations
• Visual field examination

Medical Eye Exams
Your eyes rarely hurt when there is something wrong. Many eye diseases can be detected through routine eye exams and treated effectively before they cause damage that cannot otherwise be repaired. In addition, a variety of whole-body diseases can be identified during an eye exam and be treated before they cause permanent damage. That is why we include eye health assessments in our routine eye exams for vision.
If you experience sudden changes in vision or unusual visual symptoms you should call to schedule an immediate visit. If we diagnosis eye disease our relationship with world-renowned ophthalmologists ensure that our patients receive the best overall medical and visual care.

Eye Exams for Children
Most pediatricians are trained to monitor the development of your child’s eyes and vision. They will advise you of the need for early intervention by a pediatric ophthalmologist if it is indicated. These specialists’ can use modern techniques to accurately exam the eyes of even the youngest patients.
Normally, your child’s first comprehensive eye examination should coincide with their ability to recognize letters. This is usually around the time your child enters the first grade. At this visit the we will evaluate your child’s eye health, the coordination of the muscles that control eye movements and measure for a prescription to convert their vision needs.

We are also pleased to provide the following services:
• Preoperative and postoperative LASIK consults
• Corneal reshaping using contact lenses
• Ocular allergy therapy
• Dry eye therapy, including punctal plugs and tear film assessment

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