MEDICAL EYE EXAM

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An integral part of a routine eye exam is the medical evaluation. Common acute conditions such as conjunctivitis, foreign bodies, ocular inflammation in the form of uveitits and other conditions are easily detected during a routine visit. Chronic conditions such as Dry Eye, Keratoconjuncivitis Sicca, Cataracts, Glaucoma, Macular Degeneration and peripheral retinal issues are critical to detect, and are routinely ruled out during your exam.



COMPREHENSIVE EYE EXAMS

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Regular eye examinations are a critical part of preventive health care. It doesn’t matter whether you’re a toddler, teenager or retiree – our professional evaluations of your vision and eye health will help preserve good vision and healthy eyes. eye exams check much more than visual acuity, and many common eye diseases exhibit no symptoms in the early stages. By the time you may notice problems, the eye disease is often very advanced and treatment is therefore much less effective. Early detection is key in managing a host of serious ocular problems. An early diagnosis of conditions such as macular degeneration, glaucoma, cataracts and diabetic retinopathy, enables us to begin treatment immediately to prevent future vision loss.


FAMILY EYE CARE

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It’s never too early to begin annual eye exams. In fact, one in every 10 children is at risk from undiagnosed eye and vision problems which can adversely affect learning at critical points in a child's development.  Just like a trip to the pediatrician, a child should receive regular eye exams to maintain healthy vision. The American Optometric Association recommends that children be evaluated at 6 months, 3 years, and then yearly thereafter.


COMMON SYMPTOMS OF PEDIATRIC VISION ISSUES:

  • Frequent headaches or eye strain

  • Poor Depth judgment

  • Double Vision

  • Poor hand-eye coordination

  • Difficulty following a moving target

  • The presence of an eye turn

AMBLYOPIA (LAZY EYE)

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The brain and the eyes work together to produce vision. The eye focuses light on the back part of the eye known as the retina. Cells of the retina then trigger nerve signals that travel along the optic nerves to the brain. Amblyopia is the medical term used when the vision of one eye is reduced because it fails to work properly with the brain. The eye itself looks normal, but for various reasons the brain favors the other eye. This condition is also sometimes called lazy eye.



COLOR TESTING:

Color vision tests check your ability to distinguish colors. They are used to screen for color blindness in people with suspected retinal or optic nerve disease or who have a family history of color blindness. Color vision tests are also used to screen applicants for jobs in fields where color perception is essential, such as law enforcement, the military, or electronics.

DEPTH PERCEPTION:

Stereoscopic vision and depth perception testing is important in identifying diseases such as Amblyopia and Strabismus, Stereopsis occurs because each eye views an object from different angles, but combines these angles to give us a 3D image.


WHAT CAN I EXPECT from my exam?

  • Evaluation of your eyewear needs with an accurate prescription for glasses or contact lenses.

  • A comprehensive external and dilated internal eye exam.

  • Examination for cataracts, glaucoma, macular degeneration, chronic uveitis and many other significant eye disease.