Our full spectrum of eye care is offered to clients of all ages, from children to older adults: vision tests, corrective laser eye surgery, immediate attention for eye emergencies and so much more.
The eye care professionals in our Practice give thorough eye care to patients with a wide range of eye care needs. We provide specialized support for a wide array of issues such as macular degeneration, dry eye, diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma, and cataracts.
WHAT TO EXPECT AT YOUR NEXT EXAM
You will be greeted by a doctor’s assistant and your preliminary testing will begin. Our advanced technology allows us to establish a corneal measurement and topography image, automated refraction and tonometry (intraocular pressures), and a baseline peripheral vision measurement. The assistant will inquire about your vision needs and concerns, review your medical history, and measure your visual acuity.
The doctor will then determine your subjective refraction which is the basis for your glasses and/or contact lens prescription. He/She will determine binocularity (eye teaming and alignment), assess pupilary reactions (a neurological component of your exam), and evaluate with a biomicroscope the anterior portions of your eyes for any ocular health concerns.
A comprehensive eye exam also includes an in depth assessment of the internal layer of the eye called the retina. Your doctor may suggest dilating the pupils to more easily view the retina. An alternative way of viewing the peripheral retina is by utilizing the digital Optomap Retinal camera called the OPTOS. Patients will be offered this innovative technology for a nominal fee of $39.00 during your appointment.
You will be advised of additional testing and services that are not part of your normal comprehensive exam. Some of these optional services such as contact lens exams, may not be covered by your insurance and can be reviewed in detail with an Apple Valley Eye Care staff member.