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Eye and Vision Exams

Eye Exam ImageAt Accent On Vision-East, we strive to provide comprehensive, primary eye care for the whole family. Preventative and routine eye exams are important to maintaining good eye health. Often, eye and vision problems do not have obvious symptoms or signs, but are easily diagnosed by a licensed optometrist. By diagnosing eye and vision conditions early on, our optometrist is able provide treatment options and in many cases restore or prevent vision loss. The American Optometric Association recommends yearly or bi-yearly eye and vision exams, depending on whether you are at-risk or not.

Your Comprehensive Eye Examination

We know it is important to be thorough. That's why we offer a comprehensive eye examination that will uncover hidden symptomless, potentially sight-threatening eye disorders and diseases that are not found by a simple vision screening.

Medical History

Since the eyes are a part of the body, they can be affected by seemingly unrelated health conditions. We must know about your general health and your medications, including non-prescription medications prior to treatment.

Neurological Screenings

An evaluation of the way your eyes and pupils work together and individually can tell is if the nerves and muscles controlling your eyes are working properly or require more investigation.

The Refraction

Both automated and doctor-controlled instruments, plus patient-directed methods, are used to obtain the best prescription for your glasses.

Visual Fields

Your ability to see to the side and above and below will be tested with computers, if and when necessary. These tests can detect potentially life-threatening problems.

Eye Health Testing

This takes up most of the examination. A special microscope is used, the pupils are often dilated, and the inside of the eye is viewed using the proper instruments. We can detect early signs of glaucoma, diabetes, hypertension, cataracts, and much more.

Photography

Photographs of the front and/or the inside of the eyes can be taken if there are findings that need to reviewed and compared at a later date.

Consultation

All patients, parents, or guardians will be provided with an explanation of the findings, their significance, the treatment plan, and other options. Your questions will be answered and the solutions to any difficulties will be reviewed.

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