Our in-house Optometrist is state licensed, highly qualified, experienced, dedicated and caring. Our motto here at Eye Supply is, “Eye Health First, Fashion Second.” This is why we first perform a battery of tests to determine what level of health your eyes have, and prescribe vision correction if necessary.
Annual Eye Exams
An annual eye exam is always recommended as a form of preventative health care. Twelve months is a good amount of time to develop “wear and tear” on your eyes, and the younger you are, the easier it is for your eyes to deal with it. The older you become however, the harder it is for you eyes to maintain their natural strength. The annual eye exam does a great job of making sure you always know where you stand with your current ocular health. Eye Supply’s eye exams consist of:
- Patient History – We go through your general health, any medication usage, family history and symptoms, etc.
- Visual Acuity – We determine how clear each eye can see. Known as the “Snellen Chart”, this part of the eye exam is known to almost everyone, and it tests distance and near vision. Normal distance visual acuity is 20/20. When you have 20/20 vision, you are able to see clearly at appropriate distance. This is only one of many tests before a prognosis can be determined.
- Preliminary Tests – Evaluates specific aspects of visual function and eye health.
- Keratometry – This test measures the curvature of the cornea, which is the clear outer surface of the eye. This test helps to determine how to fit you for contact lenses if they are needed.
- Refraction – Allows the Optometrist to determine how strong each lens needs to be to be able to compensate for nearsightedness, farsightedness or astigmatism.
- Eye Health Evaluation – Examines the rest of the eye, including eyelids, conjunctiva and surrounding eye tissue. We also may need to dilate the pupils to test how well the eye inside is working. In addition, we test for glaucoma by checking the pressure within the eye as well.
- Add-on Testing – Supplemental testing may be needed to rule out possible problems, if our standard testing detects any abnormalities.