We are committed to providing vision care in a professional and comfortable environment. Our eye care services includes comprehensive eye exams that analyze the health of your eyes, vision function, testing for glaucoma, cataract evaluations, testing for macular degeneration and fittings for glasses and contact lenses.
We strive to provide comprehensive and preventative care for maintaining your eye health. Often, vision problems do not have obvious symptoms or signs. By diagnosing vision conditions early on, licensed optometrists are able to provide treatment to restore and prevent vision loss. During a yearly examinations, patients will receive a history review, a series of vision and eye tests and assessments of focusing and movement. We will discuss any additional testing that may be required as well.
Our staff will ask you questions about any symptoms or issues you are experiencing, medications your are taking, problems with blurry vision, and your overall health. Family history and previous eye conditions will also be discussed and we will consider all information when determining any treatments or recommendations.
Vision Testing: Regular vision testing ensures that you always have the clearest vision possible. We provide vision acuity tests as part of a comprehensive eye exam. We will measure how each eye is seeing by using a wall eye chart. The results are portrayed as a fraction, with 20/20 being the standard for normal distance and reading vision. Depending on the results of your test, we may prescribe corrective glasses or contacts.
Eye Health Evaluations: As part of a comprehensive eye exam, our optometrist examines the overall health of your eye through an examination and tonometry. Our optometrist evaluates your eye health by visually inspecting the eye and eyelids using magnification and a bright light. To examine the internal structure of your eye, we may dilate the pupils. Increased eye pressure may be an indicator of glaucoma, so we utilize tonometry to measure eye pressure. After completing these short tests, we review the results and discuss any necessary treatment options with you. We strive to meet all of your vision care needs. Corrective lens evaluations are provided by our staff. We will also discuss the variety of contact lens options and select the type that best fits your needs and lifestyle. If you suffer from dry eye, allergies, or recurring eye infections, speak with our staff to determine whether contact lenses are right for you.
Eye Function Testing: In addition to vision testing, we will test your eye functionality. We perform tests to evaluate depth perception, color vision, eye muscle capabilities, peripheral vision, and responsiveness to light. Several other tests are completed to determine whether the eyes are focusing, moving, and working together properly. The results enable us to diagnose any underlying conditions that may be impairing the eyes ability to focus or work together.
Assessment Recommendations: Prior to prescribing eyeglasses or contact lenses, we determine what level of vision correction you need. Refractive error (commonly known as nearsightedness, farsightedness, or astigmatism depending on the error) is evaluated by measuring how the eyes focus when a series of different lenses are placed in front of them. We may use either a phoropter or an automated instrument to take these measurements.
After determining your level of refractive error, we work with you to determine what glasses and lenses are best for you.
Advances in optometry have produced a variety of different contact lenses with a range of benefits. Rigid gas-permeable (RGP), daily-wear soft wear, extended-wear and disposable contacts are various options available. We will discuss which type best fits your needs and lifestyle. There are many advantages to consider when determining what contact lenses are right for you and our knowledgeable staff are here to answer any questions. Contact Lens Evaluation and Fitting ($49)
You will need a contact lens exam in addition to a comprehensive eye exam.
A contact lens exam will evaluate your vision with contacts on.
The first test will measure the eye surface to determine what size of contact. Your doctor will also do a tear film evaluation to make sure you have enough moisture to comfortably wear contacts. With the results of those tests, we we will provide a contact lens prescription. An eyeglass prescription is not a substitute for a contact lens exam. An eyeglass prescription measures for lenses that are positioned approximately 12 millimeters from your eyes. A contact lens prescription measures for lenses that sit directly on the surface of the eye. An improper fitting and prescription can damage the health of your eyes.
Once you have the correct fit and prescription for contacts, you’ll need to decide between disposable or extended wear. You will be given a trial pair of contacts to wear for a week. After a week, you will be scheduled for a follow-up exam with our optometrist to make sure you have adjusted before ordering.