Regardless of your age or physical health, it is important to have regular eye exams. During a comprehensive eye exam, our Doctors will not only determine your prescription for eyeglasses or contact lenses, but they will also check your eyes for ocular diseases, assess how your eyes work together as a team, and evaluate your eyes as an indicator of your overall health.
As optometric technology changes, it is even more important to select an eye doctor who has all the right qualifications and follows the latest developments in eye care. Our Doctors make it a policy to ensure that all staff members are up-to-date on the latest technology and techniques to make your visit as effective and comfortable as possible.
Utilizing cutting edge technology we are able to diagnose and manage diseases like glaucoma, macular degeneration and cataracts. Earlier and more precise diagnosis means earlier treatment and better outcomes for our patients.
Your examination includes a number of tests and procedures that can detect eye problems that may go unnoticed and are not detected by school vision tests or routine health physicals.
If I’m seeing fine, why do I need an eye exam?
Glaucoma, cataracts, and age-related macular degeneration are just a few of the common eye diseases which affect older patients.
Even if your vision is fine, annual eye health exams can detect eye and systemic diseases in the early stages when it is easier to prevent vision loss. Help maintain quality of life with good eye care.
People with diabetes, high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis and taking certain medications are especially at risk for eye diseases and vision loss.
Everyone wants to protect the eyesight and overall health for themselves and their loved ones – that is why annual eye exams are important. Regular eye care and exams can protect and prevent many eye diseases, if detected early.
Today, a whole range of eye problems can be treated successfully without total vision loss.
Many vision problems can begin at an early age, so it’s also important for you and your family to schedule an appointment with our Doctors, as your preferred optometrists.
When should my child have their eyes examined?
According to the American Optometric Association (AOA), infants should have their first comprehensive eye exam at 6 months of age. Children then should receive additional eye exams at 3 years of age, and just before they enter kindergarten or the first grade at about age 5 or 6.
A pediatric eye examination by our Doctors includes:
- Evaluation of vision and ocular health
- Eye teaming (binocularity) skills
- Eye movement skills
- Focusing skills
- Evaluation for amblyopia (or “lazy eye”)
- Evaluation for strabismus (or eye turn)
At least 10 to 15 percent – or 8 to 12 million – children are at risk for vision impairment. Prevention of these conditions can be easy and can help your student perform his or her best at academics and sports, so schedule your child’s eye exam today with our eye doctors. While you are at it, schedule your own exam too!
Optical Coherence Tomographer (OCT)
Our OCT helps us better manage glaucoma and diseases of the retina because this technology allows the eye doctor to see the deep tissue layers in the eye. Similar to ultrasound, this diagnostic technique employs light rather than sound waves to achieve higher resolution pictures of the structural layers of the back of the eye. These high-definition images are the only way that they can actually see beneath the surface to the nerve fiber layers where damage occurs. Up until now, eye doctors had to use other tests to indicate damage in this critical area of sight. Common eye diseases such macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, and glaucoma are detected early by the OCT when the diseases can be more effectively treated.
Visual Evoked Potential (VEP) Vision Testing
Visual evoked potential (VEP) is a highly-advanced vision test that objectively measures how well your entire vision system is working. The results of this VEP vision test will help your doctor diagnose various vision disorders, and better understand when changes in your visual function occur.
The Diopsys® VEP vision test is a painless, safe, non-invasive way for your eye care provider to objectively measure the function of your entire vision system.
ZEISS / Humphrey Visual Field Testing
Visual Field testing can help save vision because it is another test used to diagnose or rule out glaucoma and other neurological disorders that affect vision. This simple, but effective service has saved lives by detecting various medical conditions such as strokes, brain tumors, and other neurological defects.