A thorough and complete eye examination is accomplished with many
diagnostic procedures including "state of the art"
computerized instrumentation. Most people are familiar with vision-screening techniques
that measure visual acuity to determine a need for glasses or contact lenses. But, a
comprehensive exam also tests for depth perception, muscle function, eye coordination, eye
health and systemic diseases. We offer all this with personal and
Several procedures are used to detect eye disease, including:
Health History: General health, working
environment, avocations, genetic & hereditary factors and medications can influence
your eye health.
External Evaluation: The doctor
uses a slit-lamp biomicroscope to detect pathology of the anterior part of your eye
including corneal problems, infections and cataracts and for contact lens fittings. Eye
doctors also use the biomicroscope with special lenses to evaluate conditions associated
with glaucoma, macular degeneration, diabetic, hypertensive retinopathy, corneal disease
and foreign bodies, cancer, herpes, & many more.
Internal Evaluations: Using a
Monocular or a Binocular Indirect Ophthalmoscope, the doctor sees through the pupil
to the retina at the back of the eye to detect cataracts, glaucoma, macular degeneration,
retinal detachments, heart disease, diabetes, ocular tumors, central retinal vein/artery
occlusions, neurological and vascular diseases. Before evaluating the internal eye,
the doctor administers eye drops to dilate the pupils, thus allowing easier viewing of the
Visual Efficiency Testing: A series of
test to evaluate the eye teaming, eye coordination, and focusing skills. Helpful in the
evaluation of computer screen problems, vision problems affecting learning, and to provide
more efficient & comfortable seeing.
Additional Testing: The eye doctor
screens for glaucoma by testing the fluid pressure in the eye with a tonometer (usually
Goldmann or NCT.) To measure loss of central and peripheral vision (often associated with
glaucoma, strokes, tumors and other diseases) the doctor utilizes a computerized fields
testing instrument. Other visual tests measure contrast sensitivity, color deficiency, and
light sensitivity-indicators of eye disease. If disease is present, additional tests may
be performed and evaluated. Fundus photography is very
beneficial for providing a panoramic view of the inside of the eye and offers more
accurate analysis and allows for future comparisons.
Its important to visit an eye doctor on a regular, yearly basis, and to
be alert to symptoms of eye disease. Many eye and systemic diseases can be detected and
treated more effectively in the early stages.
We offer our patients the most up-to-date and highly efficient and
effective advanced instrumentation including:
|Canon Fundus (Retinal) Camera|
|Humphrey Atlas Advanced Corneal Topographer|
|Humphrey Visual Field Analyzer 750 & Zeiss FDT|
|Marco Automatic Projection System|
|Nikon and Topcon Slit Lamp Biomicroscope|
|Nikon Speedy AutoRefractometer/Keratomer|
|Sony Video System (Anterior Segment)|
|Xpert NCT and Goldman Tonometry|
|Zeiss OCT HD 4000|
We offer our patients a thorough eye examination and the finest eye
evaluation & latest technology possible.