At Lafayette Eye Associates, we are laser focused on vision and eye health for you and your whole family. We strive to provide comprehensive, primary eye care for all ages, which is critically important regardless of age and overall health. You may believe that your eyes are healthy because you are not experiencing any trouble with your vision. However, preventative and routine eye exams are important to maintaining good eye health. Often, eye and vision problems and some other health conditions do not have obvious symptoms or signs, but are easily diagnosed by our licensed doctors during an eye exam before you are even aware of the problem. By diagnosing eye and vision conditions early on, our doctors are able to discuss treatment options with you and in many cases restore or prevent vision loss. The American Optometric Association recommends yearly or bi-yearly eye and vision exams, depending on a variety of risk factors.
Eye Exam and Consultation
During an eye exam, our doctors and medical staff will ask you questions about any symptoms or issues you are experiencing, medications your are currently taking, any blurry vision, your work environment and your overall health. Family history and previous eye or vision conditions will also be discussed during this part of the examination. Our doctors will consider this information when determining any treatments or recommendations.
Regular vision testing and evaluations ensure that you always have the clearest vision possible. Our doctors provide regular vision acuity testing as part of a comprehensive eye exam and will measure how each eye is seeing by using an advanced refractive system, eye chart and a reading eye chart. The results of these tests are portrayed as a fraction, with 20/20 being the standard for normal distance and reading vision. Depending on the results of your vision test, our doctors may prescribe corrective glasses or contacts.
Eye Function Testing
In addition to vision testing, an eye exam in our office includes testing eye functionality. Our team performs several tests to evaluate depth perception, color vision, eye muscle capabilities, peripheral vision and responsiveness to light. Several other tests are completed to determine whether the eyes are focusing, moving and working together properly. The test results enable our doctors to diagnose any underlying conditions that may be impairing the eyes ability to focus or work together.
As part of a comprehensive eye exam, our doctors examine the overall health of the eye through a visual examination and tonometry. Our doctor evaluates eye health by visually inspecting the eye and eyelids using magnification and a bright light. To examine the internal structures of the eye such as the optic nerve, we may need to dilate the pupils. Increased eye pressure may be an indicator of glaucoma, so we utilize sophisticated equipment to measure eye pressure. After completing these short tests, the doctor reviews the results and discusses any necessary treatments with you.
For more information about eye and vision exams offered by Lafayette Eye Associates, call (610) 825-3937 to schedule an appointment, today!