Preventing eye diseases from ever forming is one of the best medical techniques we know of. And that’s why we strongly recommend a routine annual eye exam.
The annual exam helps us diagnose and treat normal vision changes. But it’s also invaluable in detecting early signs of serious problems, like glaucoma, macular degeneration, diabetes and even brain tumors. We’ll explain the exam’s results and answer your questions about our treatment plans.
Eyeglass/Contact Lens Exam – Assesses your central vision and ultimately determines your need for a prescription.
Contact Lens Prescription – Fits and determines the lenses that give you the most comfort and clearest vision.
Visual Field Testing – Checks your basic peripheral vision.
Ocular Neurologic Test – Evaluates how well your pupils react to light and dark and how well your eyes line up and move. This test can also reveal potential neurological problems and help detect optic nerve disease.
Eye Pressure Test – Measures your intraocular pressure and checks for potential signs of glaucoma.
Dilated Fundus Examination – After dilating your pupils, we check for any other diseases that may take form deep within your eyes, such as macular degeneration, diabetic changes, retinal detachment, floaters, flashes and cataracts.
Prescription Drug Use Exam – After evaluating the list of prescription drugs you provide (including Plaquenil, Prednisone, Tamoxifen and other drugs), we look for possible optical side effects.
Dry Eye Evaluation – Checks to see if your eyes produce tears properly.