We feel that it's important to outline the process so you can feel comfortable knowing what to expect.
Upon your arrival, we will welcome you as a member of our practice.
Next, one of our technicians will take you to the testing area. They will perform an assessment of your vision, an estimate of your new glasses prescription, a digital image of your retina, and color vision and depth perception tests. The technician will provide this information to the doctor. Digital retina images play a pivotal role in how our eye doctors perform comprehensive eye exams. These images provide our doctors with a detailed and non-invasive glimpse into the intricate structures of the retina, enabling early detection and accurate diagnosis of various ocular conditions, including diabetic retinopathy, macular degeneration, and glaucoma. By capturing high-resolution images of the retina, we can closely monitor the progression of diseases, tailor treatment plans to individual patients, and assess the effectiveness of interventions. Digital retina images not only aid in identifying issues that might otherwise go unnoticed, but they also facilitate seamless communication among medical teams, allowing for collaborative decision-making and enhanced patient care.
The doctor will then finish the exam by refining your glasses prescription and discussing your vision needs with work, school, or hobbies. The doctor will also look thoroughly at the health of the inside and outside of the eyes. You will be checked for any early indicators of possible eye disorders, such as cataracts, macular degeneration, retinal problems, and glaucoma. The doctor will review your results with you and provide recommendations for eyeglasses, contact lenses, and health treatment if necessary. Now you are ready to select your new eyeglasses or try contact lenses!
Remember the following for your next visit:
Know your medical history and list of current medications. Your systemic health can impact your eyes.
Know your current symptoms and be able to describe them - write them down if necessary
Know your family history - some eye diseases like glaucoma and cataracts are hereditary
Bring your insurance card, identification, and method of payment, if necessary
Bring your most recent prescription for glasses or contact lenses
If undergoing dilation bring sunglasses, for after your appointment. Also be prepared to have blurry vision, especially at near, for 4-6 hours.
Getting comprehensive eye exams annually is crucial for maintaining optimal eye health, detecting potential issues early, and ensuring clear vision for a better quality of life.