Many people skip having an annual eye exam because they don't know what to expect.
During the exam there are two components:
- Determining the prescription for your eyes
- Evaluating the health of the eyes
Our comprehensive eye examinations evaluate your eyes, both inside and out, for any potential disorders or diseases. Your visual skills and abilities are carefully evaluated and appropriate treatment is prescribed - whether it's medication, lenses or low vision rehabilitation. All of our doctors have extensive residency training and are prepared to handle whatever your eye care needs may be.
Technology is rapidly changing the eye care industry. We utilize the latest in diagnostic equipment and are committed to keeping up with whatever advances will come next.
During the exam, the following are assessed:
Visual activity, eye muscle coordination, peripheral vision or side vision, pupils, a prescription for glasses and or contacts, and eye health. During the eye health check, we will check for any signs of potential eye conditions, such as dry eyes, glaucoma, cataracts, and retinal diseases.
A dilated eye exam i
s often performed to check the entire inside of the eye, which cannot be seen otherwise. During a dilated eye exam, eye drops are put in the eye, which enlarges the pupil. This allows us to thoroughly check the inside of the eye.
Who should have a dilated eye exam?
Everyone should have a yearly dilated eye exam, especially those who have never had an eye exam, those who have diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, high myopia, floaters, flashes or lights, and those with a family history of eye conditions, to name a few.