Eye Exams


STEP 1: Learning More About You

As part of your eye exam, we will ask for information such as any medications you may take, your overall health, and any concerns you might have about your vision. We also want to know about what we call "visual demands" or, in other words, the kinds of tasks you perform every day. Your visual demands may include frequently using a computer, working in an outdoor environment, or having hobbies such as knitting or golfing. All of these questions allow us to better tailor the exam to your specific needs.

STEP 2: Evaluating Visual System

We use a variety of techniques to check what we refer to as your visual system. This means checking the ability of your eye to control movement, checking binocular vision, evaluating eye alignment, determining whether you may have any color deficiencies, and ensuring your pupils function properly.  This process is key in our ability to not only evaluate how well you see, but how well your eyes work independently and together.

STEP 3: Determining Eye Power

This is what many people think of when they consider having an eye exam.  During this step, which is called a "refraction," our doctors will ask you to view an eye chart.  Then, by utilizing state of the art Zeiss digital equipment, various adjustments will be made to determine the power necessary for achieving clearer vision. Other measurements may also be taken during this time, all of which are designed to determine whether you need glasses or any other corrections.

STEP 4: Focusing On Eye Health

Ocular health is a key component of good vision.  That's why our eye doctors thoroughly evaluate both the front surface of your eye as well as the retina, which is located on the inside and back of your eye. As we do so, they will look for potential concerns such as dryness, eye infections, cataracts, glaucoma, and macular degeneration. It may also surprise you to learn we are checking for other conditions, including high blood pressure, high cholesterol and even diabetes.

STEP 5: Results and Education

Once we've completed examining your eyes in depth, we take the time to explain any eye infection or abnormalities we find, and provide the educational information you may need to make additional decisions. Your eye health and preserving your vision is our top priority, therefore, any concerns that may have risen during your eye exam will be gone over to discuss follow up measures or further testing.  We  have worked with many specialists in and around Orange County, and will refer you for specialty care when necessary.

STEP 6: Eyeglass Prescription

Your final eyeglass prescription will be given to you based on your needs. We're advocates for what is called "task-specific" eyewear. It's one of the reasons you were questioned about your visual demands during your eye examination.  For those who work on computers, for example, having eyeglasses designed to reduce glare and allow you to see clearly from an appropriate distance can help reduce eye strain and tiredness. They can even help reduce pain in your neck and back caused by having to tip your head back with your bifocals. Other types of task-specific eyeglasses include those for hobbies, such as reading, sewing, or playing sports.

 

 

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