Our eye health evaluations are more than just vision correction!
Did you know that your eyes reveal insights regarding your overall health? In fact, your eyes provide early detection for many different diseases that can affect more than just your vision!
Illnesses that may be discovered early on through signs in your eyes include high blood pressure, diabetes, and even heart disease. That’s why it’s so important to leave your total eye care to professionals. While so many bargain eye care providers are interested only in volume and getting the next patient in the chair, we put quality above all else. We want to make sure your eyes and your vision are healthy.
Your eye health and vision exam consists of the following tests:
- Physical eye health exam: The external and internal parts of the eyes are examined using special instruments and special focusing lenses. Your pupils may be dilated with eye drops for some of these tests to provide a more comprehensive view of the eyes internal structures.
- Refraction: This test is used to determine your eyeglass or contact lens prescription. Utilizing multiple instruments including a computerized autorefractor, phoroptor and retinoscope, we determine the lens prescription that will work best for you. Input on your unique visual requirements will also be used to address all of your visual needs.
- Binocular vision testing: We test how your eyes coordinate to be sure your vision is comfortable and that your eyes work well together. This includes an analysis of the eye muscles used for movement, focusing and depth perception. If you have a problem with binocularity, your doctor may correct it with prescription glasses or vision therapy.
- Tonometry: This is one of several risk factors for glaucoma that we evaluate. It is a measure of the fluid pressure inside the eye. We utilize two types of tonometry. The innovative Icare tonometer, which allows us to check intraocular pressure WITHOUT the use of an air puff or drops. We also utilize Goldmann tonometry, as indicated, which is the most accurate way to measure intraocular pressure.
- Visual field test: A test of your peripheral vision using a computerized autoperimeter. You click a hand-held button when you see small lights off to the side. It takes about 2 minutes per eye and it can help diagnose or rule out neurological disorders of the visual system.
- Retinal photography: A special camera takes a digital color photograph of the back of your eyes. This test is recommended on a routine basis to provide your doctor with a baseline record of the appearance of your retina, internal blood vessels, and optic nerve. It is also used to document diseases and anatomical abnormalities and monitor them over time.
Make an eye exam appointment in Clarkston today: (248) 241-6537