Comprehensive Eye Exams
The doctor will perform a functional eye exam that assesses how a person's particular vision impairment affects his or her daily living. This will determine if low vision optical devices, large print reading materials, or better lighting can help the person function more effectively.
Vision Field Testing
This part of the exam can detect dysfunction in your central or peripheral vision which may be caused by various medical conditions including glaucoma, stroke, brain tumors, or other neurological deficits.
There are two different types of color vision defects. Congenital defects which we are born with and Acquired defects which are acute in nature due to a new medical condition. Both can be tested for at our office using a series of colorful plates.
This is the part of the exam that measures the ability of the vision system to discern the relative distances of various objects, also known as stereopsis test.
Tests used to detect glaucoma include Tonometry, the intial test that measures eye pressure, Pachymetry, which measures the thickness of the cornea, and a visual field test which measures peripheral vision. Ocular Coherence Tomography is a non-invasive test that scans the back of the eye to measure for nerve tissue thinning.