Physical Eye Health Exam
The external and internal parts of the eyes are examined using special
instruments like a slit lamp biomicroscope, binocular indirect ophthalmoscope
and specialized lenses. Your pupils may be dilated with eye drops for
some of these tests.
This is a process of determining an eyeglass or contact lens prescription
and we perform various measurements in several different ways to determine
the exact prescription that will work best for your eyes. Computerized
equipment is used in assisting the optometrist to determine the prescription,
but an important part of prescribing lenses is for the optometrist to
understand how you use your eyes at work and leisure.
Binocular Vision Testing
Eye coordination is tested to be sure your vision is comfortable and that
your eyes work well together. This includes an analysis of the eye muscles
used for movement, focusing and depth perception. If there is any problem
with binocularity, your optometrist may recommend correction with prescription
glasses or vision therapy.
Eye Pressure is one of the several risk factors for glaucoma that we evaluate
in our routine eye exams. It is a measure of the fluid pressure inside
the eye. We employ several ways to measure this eye pressure, including
the AIR PUFF test that is very gentle and quiet, and the gold standard
technique of Goldmann tonometry, which is a device with a blue light that
shines at the eye.
Visual Field Test
Our routine eye exams include a screening of your peripheral vision with
a computerized device or manually.
A special slit lamp mounted camera takes a digital color photograph of
the front and the back of your eye. This test is recommended on a routine
basis to provide your optometrist with a baseline record of the appearance
of your conjunctiva, cornea retina, internal blood vessels and optic nerve.
It is also used in the proper fitting and evaluation of some types of
contact lenses. It is also used to document contact lens over wear and
monitor the corneal health over time.