When you come for your appointment, we make sure to schedule ample time so you will never feel rushed. Our office provides complete eye care for both adults and children. During your comprehensive eye health evaluation your eyes will be checked for any potential eye disorders or diseases. Your visual skills and abilities are carefully evaluated and appropriate treatment is prescribed, whether it’s medication, lenses, or vision therapy. We are prepared to handle your eye care needs with the latest in diagnostic equipment and eye care technology.
You can be assured – we have a commitment to excellence when it comes to the level of care we provide.
Our Total Care Exam has two parts:
The doctor does an Ocular Health Evaluation where she will check for signs of any eye disease, such as glaucoma, macular degeneration, or vascular disease.
For the other part of the exam the doctor will complete a Vision Assessment to determine the strength of correction you’ll need, if any.
A series of simple, non-intrusive tests will be administered by one of our optometric technicians or by the doctor to gather information that the doctor will use to evaluate both your vision and the health of your eyes.
Some of the very familiar tests include the Visual Acuity test. This is where you read the row of letters on the chart across the room. Variations of this test include using simple images for young children or the rolling “E” where you just point your finger in the same direction the “E” is facing.
Another test is performed using an occluder (the spoon shaped paddle used to block vision in one eye at a time). During this test the patient focuses on an object in the distance while the technician covers and uncovers each eye. This is helpful in determining if the eye muscles are working as they should. At this point the technician will perform another similar test, moving a small object in an “H” pattern as the patient remains focused on it.
TOTAL CARE EXAM
The doctor uses the images captured by the retinal camera to exam the health of the blood vessels, optic nerve, macula and tissue inside of the eye.
A slit lamp is a microscope with a light attached that allows the doctor to closely examine the exterior part of the eye.
A direct ophthalmoscope is a hand-held instrument used by the doctor to examine the interior structures of the eye, especially the retina.
A tonometer is used to measure the pressure of the eye. This test helps detect glaucoma.
Occasionally, the doctor will use a retinoscope to shine light into a patient’s eye to observe the reflection off the retina.