Comprehensive Vision and Eye Health Evaulations.
What's included? What are the Pros and Cons of the Service?
During a comprehensive vision and eye health evaluation at Family Eyecare Associates , you will find our care not only personal and caring, but very technologically driven and state-of the art. During your visit, we will take the time to make sure you receive the utmost of care, which includes:
- A complete review of your medical and family history
- Blood Pressure testing - Hypertension, or high blood pressure, can have many systemic effects including hardening and narrowing of the vessels within the body and the back of the eye (or retina).
- Wavefront Vision Analysis - We utilize state of the art technology to not only evaluate the visual systems’ optics, but allow us to uncover higher order aberrations (or optical “bumps” in the system) that if above average can now be corrected to allow better vision in all lighting conditions. This instrument also measures the curvature of the front of the eye, or cornea, as well as gives us a topographical map of the front surface of the eye. Family Eyecare Associates was chosen as one of 5 practices in the United States to be a Beta test site for this technology, called the i.profiler and i.scription process through Zeiss ophthalmics. We are excited to stay ahead of the vision care curve and offer this technology as a standard part of our vision care examinations. This very precise refractive data can then be exactly placed in our patient's glasses by utilizing the i.terminal technology seen here. This technology measures the distance between our patients' eyes to the tenth of a millimeter, the wrap and tilt of the frame to the degree, and allows our laboratory to precisely place your individual lens into your frame of choice. This allows the best possible vision outcomes for our patients! To learn more, go to the FAQ page of Zeiss, the leader in individualized optical solutions for our patients.
- Optec Binocular Testing/Color Vision Testing - As a part of every comprehensive vision and eye health evaluation, we test how the eyes team together, depth perception, and color vision on every patient. This can give insights on how better to treat your visual condition or disorder.
- Frequency Doubling Technology Visual Fields - We evaluate peripheral vision using state-of-the art frequency doubling technology. This technology has been shown to uncover changes earlier as they relate to glaucoma, macular degeneration, and even stroke.
- Neurological Screening/Evaluation - We evaluate 4 of our 12 cranial nerves that relate to the eye and vision as a routine part of our examination.
- Visual Acuities - We evaluate how well vision is currently to uncover any deficiencies that may be able to be improved.
- Refraction - This part of testing allows us to fine-tune vision to uncover what changes may be necessary to improve vision. We utilize a phoropter, an instrument with thousands of lens combinations, to find the best one possible.
- Near Vision Testing - In this part of the examination, we individually access your needs and challenges in your visual environment at near. We personalize a correction if needed to create comfortable near vision that can improve efficiency and ocular fatigue symptoms.
- Biomicroscopy - The biomicroscope (or slit lamp) allows us to microscopically evalute all of the tissues within the eye to rule out any ocular disease that may need treatment or further evaluation.
- Tonometry - We access the pressure of the eye utilizing the gold-standard of measurement, the goldmann tonometer. Pressure increase can be associated with many types of glaucoma, which we manage and treat as a part of our medical Eyecare practice.
- Ophthalmoscopy - We utilize many methods of evaluating the back of the eye (or vitreous and retina), and in most cases utilize a method called indirect ophthlamoscopy which gives us a three dimensional view of the posterior areas of the eye. Here, we can uncover changes from diabetes, high blood pressure, tumors, strokes, and more. These changes do not always affect vision, which is an important reason to undergo annual vision and eye health evaluations.
Periodic eye and vision examinations are an important part of preventive health care. Many eye and vision problems have no obvious signs or symptoms. As a result, individuals are often unaware that problems exist. Early diagnosis and treatment of eye and vision problems are important for maintaining good vision and eye health, and when possible, preventing vision loss. We at Family Eyecare Associates stand behind our mission of providing the highest level of service and care to our patients, keeping your visual welfare uppermost in our minds at all times. These examinations allow us to do so.
Did You Know?
We can correct most vision problems with Lasik and restore 20/20 vision in most patients.