Your Eye Exam

By: Casey Rose and Isabell Rand

The EXAM:

Throughout this process you will SEE exactly what we are all about. We will LOOK at all functions of the eye, to determine the health. Set your SIGHTS high with us. We're glad we caught your eye!
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Visual Acuity Test

Using a Snellen Chart, we will have you read letters written in varying size to determine the distance at which you can see the farthest. This will help determine your prescription for glasses. There is no discomfort. This is the essential part of your eye examination. 20/20 is normal, and anything below is above average.

Visual Field Test

While focusing your eye on a central point, our doctors will determine the range of your peripheral vision, the vision outside of your direct sight. This is used to determine any loss of vision in your visual field. This will help our doctors diagnose the cause of your vision loss. Most patients have complete peripheral vision but some may experience vision loss due to complications related to the central nervous system.

Refraction Test

An eye exam that measures the actual perscription for glasses or contact lenses. This is to determine if you have a refractive error in need of contact lenses. Some pateints may need glasses due to complications in viewing objects too far or too close. Normal results vary between indivuduals.
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Slit Lamp Test

Our doctors will view structures located near the front of your eye. This includes the Cornea, Eye lids, Iris, Lens, and Sclera. Normally, there are no complications with the results. Many diseases may be found such as cataracts, dry eye syndrome, and retinal detachment. There is small discomfort due to dialating drops. This is simply to widen the blacker part of your eye called the pupil.

Ophthalmoscopy

This is an examination of the back of your eye. This test is not painful; however, the bright lights will be uncomfortable. This is to evaluate diseases such as guacoma and retinal detachment. This test is used especially for people experiencing diabetes, high blood pressure, or other diseases of the eye. Normal results are when the back of the eye appears in tact and functioning to it's full potential. Abnormal results may indicate signs of diabetes, gluacoma, and optic nerve problems.