What to Expect During Your Routine Eye Health Exam
Dr. Hiss and his team of optometrists and eye care specialists take pride in customer care. During your routine eye exam we will check for any vision complications and overall eye health. A comprehensive eye examination generally includes:
- Medical history
- Vision test checking for nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism, and presbyopia
- Color and binocular vision tests
- Examination of the eye and lids
- Microscope exam to detect cataracts, dry eye, and corneal disease
- Ocular alignment tests evaluating muscle balance
- Vitreous examination testing for floaters
- Macular degeneration and other retinal diseases screening
- Pressure check for glaucoma
- Retina check for tears or breaks
Our comprehensive vision exam evaluates many important visual skills beyond 20/20 vision. Our evaluations include:
Near Visual Acuity
Clear sight at short distances is critical to reading, writing, close work, computer use, etc. Is vision clear at close distances?
Eye Teaming Skills
The eyes should aim, move, and work together as a coordinated team. Weaknesses in eye teaming skills can cause numerous difficulties, including poor depth perception.
Eye Focusing Skills
Healthy eye focusing skills mean maintaining clear vision both near and far. Rapid, automatic eye focus adjustment is critical to learning, reading, writing, sports, etc. Deficiencies can cause visual fatigue, reduced reading comprehension, and/or avoidance of close work or other activities.
Eye Movement Skills
Efficient eye movements include adequate muscle control, tracking, fixation, etc. Whether in the classroom or playing sports, normal eye movements allow rapid and accurate shifting of the eyes and contribute to eye-hand coordination, visual reaction time, and accurate tracking.
Prevention is key. Regular comprehensive eye exams are important to the health of your eyes, inside and out. Screening for cataracts, glaucoma, diabetes, and other eye conditions can mean catching them early and can save your vision.
SLT does not rely on medicines, instead, uses an advanced laser system to target only specific cells of the eye – those containing melanin, a natural pigment. This allows for only these cells to be affected, leaving surrounding tissue intact. As a result, your body’s own healing response helps lower the pressure in your eye.