The eyes are a part of the body, so they can be affected by most any health condition in some way. We must know about your general health and prescription and non-prescription medication you are taking, prior to treatment.
1 or 2? Yes, that’s what it’s called, a refraction. Both automated and doctor-controlled instruments, plus the patient-directed methods, are used to obtain the best glasses prescription for you.
Evaluating the way your eyes move and work together, as well as how the eyes are connected to the brain can tell us if the nerves and muscles controlling your eyes are working properly or require further examination.
A slit lamp is a high-powered microscope used to examine internal and external parts of your eye. The pupils are often dilated and the inside of the eye is viewed using specialized examination technology. We are then able to see early signs of glaucoma, cataracts, hypertension, macular degeneration, diabetes and many other eye diseases. Retinal imaging is obtained by using Optical Coherence Technology (OCT) and is used to screen for and diagnose diseases of the eye, as well as disease that can affect other parts of the body. Many indicators of systemic disease are detected in the retina.
Your peripheral vision can be thoroughly checked with an instrument known as a visual field. We will do this painless procedure if and when it is necessary.
We will discuss the examination findings with you and review all available options to provide you with your best vision and to keep your eyes healthy.