Comprehensive Vision Exams
We perform comprehensive eye evaluations of the health of each eye as well as thorough vision testing and prescription assessment.
We will perform refractive testing to determine the optical lens strength required for the clearest possible vision. Binocular vision skills including depth perception, eye muscle coordination and the ability to change focus from near to far objects will be tested to assess how well the eyes work together. Pupil responses are tested, and the cornea and lens are checked for general health and the possible development of cataracts.
Additionally, the pressure in the eye is measured to see if there are any early signs of glaucoma. Observation of the back of the eye is performed through dilation of the pupils and is necessary to exam the retina, macula, and ocular nerve for signs of disease and problems such as macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, and retinal holes/tears or detachments.
It is important to have a comprehensive eye exam every 12 months. Getting your prescription checked by your doctor is the best way to keep your eyewear current and your eyes in good health. Eye diseases such as glaucoma display no symptoms until full onset has occurred; this is a disease that can be prevented through detection and maintenance. In addition, prescription changes do not necessarily reveal themselves through secondary symptoms. Changes in the amount of myopia (near-sightedness) or hyperopia (far-sightedness) occurring can be masked by the eye muscles straining to accommodate for the change. This does not always reveal itself by way of headaches or noticeable eye strain.
Pediatric & Infant Exams
We provide vision exams starting at 6mo of age through the InfantSEE program. All children should have their first eye exam BEFORE starting school!
The typical school or pediatrician vision screening identifies only 5% of vision problems in children.
– American Foundation of Vision Awareness
For the first 12 years of life, nearly 80% of learning is accomplished through the eyes!
– American Optometric Association
1 out of 4 children has an undiagnosed vision problem interfering with their ability to read and learn.
– College of Optometrists in Vision Development
Medical Eye Care
We are trained to provide treatment and management of eye and vision conditions that can be sight threatening, lead to eye discomfort, and may signal systemic health problems. A few of the most common ocular conditions including dry eye syndrome, eye infections and inflammation, glaucoma, macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy can be evaluated using advanced technology and prescription medications. We perform thorough testing that helps to detect signs and symptoms of high blood pressure, diabetes, elevated cholesterol, heart disease, and even neurological diseases. If any problems are discovered, we will work closely with your primary healthcare professional to correct these problems.