Our exam room for your routine eye exams or treatment for eye infections or irritations.
COMPREHENSIVE EYE EXAM
Our eye exams start with a pre-testing exam that includes taking a complete health and eye history. Then a auto-refraction, screening visual field and a tonometer test are each performed.
During the exam our physicians will check your eye health using a slit-lamp evaluation to check external factors and to check for intra-ocular medical condiditions such as refractive errors including astigmatism, cataracts, glaucoma, macular degeneration and other eye disease. Based on your need, further special testing may be necessary on subsequent visits.
You will obtain a prescription for glasses that can be filled. Should you have any questions concerning your eyes, our physicians are always happy to answer them.
CONTACT LENS EVALUATIONS
Contact lens evaluations are not included in the Comprehensive eye examination. Separate tests are needed if contact lenses are desired. Find more information on contact lenses on our contact lens page.
OCULAR TRAUMA OR OCULAR INFECTIONS
Eye injuries can and do happen any time and our office is equipped to provide medical treatment for most issues. Our doctors can diagnose and treat eye infections, remove foreign bodies, treat welding burns, along with treating seasonal allergies. Many times medical insurance will cover these visits!
The doctor may request more detailed testing to be done in our office in cases of macular degeneration, retinal issues, glaucoma, diabetes and/or insulin resistance. These tests may include:
- Visual Fields are for the determination of the extent of the visual field usually for the purpose of detecting anomalties in the visual pathway related to glaucoma, ocular hypertension, diabetes, insulin resistance and macular degeneration.
- Fundus Photography is the use of a retinal camera as an alternative to dilation to view the retina, macula and optic nerve to look for signs of retinal issues, glaucoma or ocular hypertensive changes, and macular changes.
- Pachymetry is the determination of corneal thickness which is a measurement taken into consideration when a patient has glaucoma or is ocular hypertensive.
If we are made aware a patient has diabetes or insulin resistance we will do further specialized tests to evaluate the effect on the eye. These tests may include a visual field and/or fundus photography. A Eye Report will be forwarded to your primary care physician with the results of the eye exam and specialized testing.
PRE AND POST OPERATIVE CARE
If one of our physicians finds that you have cataracts, we are able to refer you to an ophthalmologist for cataract removal if necessary. Our front office staff will be happy to call and schedule your appointment. We provide post operative care following surgery for many patients and we are able to network with most ophthalmologist in our area. Our doctors also provide pre and post operative care for lasix in cooperation with physicians in our area all the way to Utah. Should you have any questions regarding procedures, our physicians are always happy to answer any questions you may have.