Your Eye Exam 


 

 

                To best meet your visual needs we offer all treatment options


 

  • Glasses -  We offer the latest advancements in lenses.

  • Contact lenses - Including specialty fits lenses such as Synergeyes Lenses.

  • Laser surgery co-management - Consults available at our office.

  • Medications for infections - Red eye, dry eye, itchy eye treatments.

  • Injury Treatment - All eye injuries will be seen same day.

 

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At Visionhealth EyeCenter, our doctors and highly trained staff strive to give you an exceptional patient experience. We provide you with thorough routine & preventative care, treatment, and management of eye disease such as glaucoma, macular degeneration, and dry eye syndrome. Our clinical expertise is supported by our optical boutique, and high quality lens and contact lens products. Brand names, along with unique lines and many frames to choose in a wide variety of styles and prices make our optical a great choice for your next eyewear purchase. Our dedication to high quality lens choices creates eyewear that not only looks great, but more importantly creates the sharpest, clearest vision available today. Additionally, our doctors are highly trained in fitting contact lenses including specialty lenses, and multifocal options. 

 

 

 

EyeGlass Guide

What to Expect During your Eye Exam

 

  Check In and Pretesting

When you come into our office, your first stop will be at our front desk. A front-desk team member will greet you and begin to update your records. We are here to assist you, so feel free to ask us any questions you may have.  Many patients complete their patient history information forms online.  Upon arrival just relax and enjoy a warm cup of coffee while we update your records.

 

 

 

 Before your exam we will run a series of tests to check the general health of your eyes. Using specialized instruments to gather important data, we will measure the power of your eye to focus at distance, the pressures inside your eye (glaucoma screening),curvature of your eye, prescription in your old glasses (if applicable), and your field of vision (peripheral vision).

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Finally, we will run a preliminary check on how clearly you are seeing using the familiar eye chart. Once this is done, the Doctor will review all the data and continue the exam.

 

 

Eye Health Testing

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One very important part of your annual eye exam is to ensure that your eyes are healthy and free of disease. Besides the information gathered earlier, the doctor uses several instruments to help him determine the state of your eyes' health. The slit-lamp is a high-powered microscope designed to give him a very close look at your cornea, iris, lens and eyelids. An ophthalmascope allows the doctor to shine a bright light into your eyes to look at your optic nerve and the surrounding tissues.

 

Routine dilated examinations are an important and painless part of your annual visit. The pupil of the eye is like a window. Dilating the pupils allows the doctor to see the entire back of the eye to make sure it is healthy. Most eye diseases do not have painful or noticeable symptoms until it is too late. Early detection of serious eye diseases can prevent sight loss. Your eyes are completely evaluated inside and out for not only eye disease, but other health problems that affect the eyes. The following is an example of visual and health problems that can be detected with a routine dilation:

 


               *Glaucoma                                  *Hyperthyroidism

               *Macular Degeneration                *Hypertension

               *Retinal Disease                           *Diabetes

               *Retinal Detachments                   *Multiple Sclerosis

 

Visual Acuity Testing

 

 

The doctor will test your near and distance vision to determine the correct amount of lens power you may need for best clarity of sight and comfort. This is done using an instrument called a phoropter, a large lens and prism bank used to subjectively measure the power of your eyes to see clearly (refraction). At the conclusion of this procedure the doctor  will know the prescription power you need for glasses, as well as the contact lens prescription if you wear contacts.

 

All the information that has been gathered during the exam helps the doctor make some important decisions about your vision. Obviously, if you are nearsighted or farsighted or have an astigmatism, he will prescribe glasses or contacts to help you see clearly. Sometimes lenses may be prescribed to prevent further problems down the road. For instance, he may prescribe a stress relieving lenses to a child for nearwork when they are young to help prevent nearsightedness when they get older. Other times he may prescribe an occupational lens to a patient who experiences fatigue and eyestrain from working on the computer all day.

 

Vision Performance Evaluation - Going beyond 20/20

 

 

We can also evaluate visual information processing skills that allow us to perform at our full potential. If patients have poor visual skills and exhibit symptoms that indicate their visual system is hindering their performance or affecting their behavior, we will recommend a full diagnostic assessment (sensory-motor and neurobehavioral status exams) to identify low areas in visual information processing. We will assess strengths and weakness as they relate to visual-motor integration, visual memory, visual figure ground, vision discrimination, visual closure, directionality, laterality, bilateral integration, language automaticity, letter reversals, reading, handwriting, visual attention, and visual endurance. These information processing skills are necessary to succeed in any learning or work environment, and these tests help us make decisions about treatment. We also work closely with other professionals such as occupational therapists, psychologists, teachers, audiologists, speech and language pathologists, and medical professionals in providing a multi-disciplinary approach to your care.

 

Eye Exams are Recommended Yearly


Many sight-threatening eye diseases are very treatable if they are caught early, so it is critical that these tests are run every year. Just like seeing the dentist, it is better to visit your eye doctor BEFORE something is seriously wrong, so that risk factors can be identified, small problems managed, and bigger problems avoided.

 

Many eye diseases are silent threats to your vision with no obvious symptoms until it is too late. The only way to detect them is regular eye exams. Our goal at Visionhealth is to not only provide our patients with the clearest sight possible but also to ensure that you have a healthy visual system that will last a lifetime.

 

 

 

If you have not had a recent eye exam or if you are looking for a practice that is committed to providing the very best in vision care, then we invite you to call our office to schedule an examination.  We are here to help!

Call Toll Free: 877-700-3937