Annual Eye Health Check Exam
A series of tests designed to evaluate your vision and check for eye diseases. We may use multiple types of instruments, aim bright lights directly at your eyes and request that you look through a seemingly endless array of lenses. Each test during an eye exam evaluates a different aspect of your vision. While performing the exam, our goal is to educate you (the patient) as much as possible.
Contact Lens Fitting
If your eyes are eligible, a tiny, thin correctional lens is fit directly over the cornea of the eye: It will then float on a film of tears as a resting place. Common types of lenses include, RGP (rigid gas permeable), daily wear soft lenses, extended wear soft lenses and planned replacement soft lenses.
Screening For Systemic Conditions
In conjunction with a standard eye exam, eyes are checked for symptoms of diabetes. Specifically, tests are performed to check changes in the retina. Damage such as leaks in the blood vessels, can cause distortions and blurred images. This can be directly correlated to diabetes.
Glaucoma Evaluation and Treatment
Glaucoma is a disease in which the optic nerve is damaged, leading to progressive, irreversible loss of vision. Often, but not always, associated with increased pressure of the fluid in the eye. A Glaucoma evaluation consists of checking elevations in fluid pressure in the eye, checking corneal thickness as well as nerve fiber layer loss.
Dry Eye Evaluation and Treatment
Opposite of its name, “dry eye” is characterized by excessive watering or tearing of the eye. By definition, dry eye syndrome is an eye disease caused by decreased tear production or increased tear film evaporation. Because of the irritation caused by a lack of “lubricating” tears in the eye, dry eye will cause an excessive amount of “reflex” tears that occur as a natural reflex of irritation. This reflex in turn causes the excessive watering. By using a microscope the doctor will evaluate the rate of tear production in your eye and checking how long it takes for tears to evaporate between blinks.