When you schedule a comprehensive eye examination appointment, our eye care team will walk you through an easy, multi-step process to provide a tailored eye exam based on your medical history and current vision needs. It starts by reviewing all the patient medical forms you submitted regarding your medical health, medications, eyedrops you are currently using, vision issues, and any concerns you may be experiencing.
Since we are a certified dry eye center, we will send you a separate questionnaire focusing on how your eyes feel during the day, especially when using digital devices, as these answers will provide great insight into your eye health and function, which your doctor will review with you during your examination.
Then comes the fun part—eye scans and tests! Our technicians will use eye devices to take advanced scans of your eye, which help detect early disease and offer baseline scans for future comparisons. You'll get to read letters on a chart to see how well you can see at different distances. It's like a mini-Olympics! Another test involves checking the pressure inside your eyes like an eye-pressure gauge. It helps detect conditions like glaucoma, which does not present with symptoms but is critical to catch as it can lead to losing your peripheral vision.
After your initial testing, the doctor will use a state-of-the-art digital device employing hundreds of lenses to determine an accurate prescription that meets your visual needs. After confirming the accuracy of how your eyes focus at different distances, the doctor will examine the overall health of your eyes.
The doctor will use a digital microscope, called a slit lamp, to examine the front part of your eyes—the cornea, iris, lens, eye glands, eyelids, and eyelashes. Various eye conditions, like skin cancer, tear gland dysfunctions or disease, styes, and cataracts, can be detected from the slit lamp. Our doctor uses another digital camera that is attached to the slit lamp to capture images of the front part of your eye to record and monitor anything seen during this part of the exam.
Lastly, the doctor will review the images taken of the inside of the eye at the beginning of your exam with the technicians and, based on your medical history, will most likely put drops in your eyes to examine the inside and evaluate areas like the retina, optic nerve, and blood vessels.
Once you complete all the tests, our optometrist will analyze and review all your findings and identify any vision issues or medical eye conditions. If needed, the doctor will discuss suggested treatments or strategies for maintaining your eye health with you.
Our doctors are experienced in monitoring patients with diabetes, autoimmune conditions, glaucoma, cataracts, cornea disease, and dry eyes. They will communicate with your specialist all findings as needed.
Overall, a comprehensive eye examination is a fantastic way to check your eye health, see how sharp your vision is, and catch any potential problems.
You only have one pair of eyes, and ensuring your vision and eyes' health is imperative. We look forward to seeing you soon.