Our doctors give you personalized, attentive care and provide a holistic approach to your eye health!
The comprehensive eye exam includes a range of tests– visual acuity, refraction, eye pressure, and assessment of coordinated eye muscles– that thoroughly evaluate your vision and overall eye health to help identify common eye diseases and disorders. It's important to record your general health, including family history, past eye history, current medicines, injuries, diseases, and any known allergies.
An eye disease within the eye that can cause loss and blindness in people with diabetes. It affects blood vessels in the retina (the back, light sensitive part of the eye). It can develop in Type 1 and type 2 diabetics. The length of time you have diabetes and how well your blood sugar is controlled are important factors that contribute to developing retinopathy. There may be NO early symptoms, so it is important that all Diabetics have a comprehensive annual eye exam.
CONTACT LENS FITTINGS
The proper fitting of contact lenses will help ensure the best vision and comfort from your contact lenses. There are many different types of contact lenses used to treat a number of different eye conditions. Your contact lens prescription power is often different than your eye glass lens power. The doctor will evaluate your vision with the contact on the eye to make sure your lens is the proper size and shape to fit your eye properly to minimize discomfort as well to keep you seeing your best!
The eye pressure test, called tonometry ("toe-NOM-etry") is done to help rule out glaucoma. If left untreated, glaucoma can lead to blindness. Vision loss occurs when the intraocular pressure (I.O.P.) of the fluid in the eye is too high, causing damage to the optic nerve. Measurement and monitoring of I.O.P. is critical to early diagnosis of the disease, which is done by a gentle puff of air. Internal eye health evaluation is determined using different instruments to view and assess the health of the internal eye, to include the optic nerve, retina, macula, and the internal blood vessel system.
Pictures and other imaging systems, such as the Optovue OCT, are used to view the internal eye. These images aid in the diagnosis and monitoring the progression of certain eye diseases such as diabetic retinopathy, detached retina, glaucoma and macular degeneration. Sometimes dilation drops are necessary to enlarge the pupil to obtain the best view of the internal eye.
The slit-lamp bio microscope is an important instrument used to examine the eyelids, eye surface, and forward structures of the eye. The slit lamp helps examine the eyes for cataracts, dry eye, pink eye, surface abrasions, foreign bodies and many other eye diseases.