True or false: If a person can see well, their eyes are healthy.
It is a common misconception that how well a person can see indicates how healthy their eyes are. Instead, how well you can see at distance is only one of more than forty different tests and measurements performed during a comprehensive eye examination with an optometrist. Comprehensive eye exams can not only serve to detect early, asymptomatic eye disease, but also can detect signs of early general diseases like diabetes, hypertension, and high cholesterol. Focusing on preventative care can lead to improved ocular and overall health and contribute to an enjoyable life.
An optometric exam of your eyes and vision will include:
- A review of your eye health and general health history;
- A measurement of your visual acuity;
- An assessment of your binocular vision system, i.e. how well your eyes work together (eye movements and muscle balance);
- Refraction to measure myopia, hyperopia, astigmatism and/or presbyopia;
- An eye health examination, including a measurement of intraocular pressure;
- Retinal imaging to map the back of your eye using Optomap technology; and
- Any additional tests which may be required based on your doctor's findings and recommendations.
We offer retinal imaging to support the early detection, diagnostic analysis, documentation, and management of ocular and systemic diseases. Further diagnostic testing may be indicated for patients who are at risk or being treated for diseases such as glaucoma, macular degeneration, and diabetes- or hypertension-related ocular disease. Our practice prioritizes carrying the latest and best in diagnostic equipment to provide the highest quality of care to our patients. Through our reliable professional network, we work closely with other surgical and medical professionals to ensure we refer you to the right provider for further assessment or treatment if required.