Have you ever wondered why your eye care provider spends so much time carefully examining your eyes? Although they are looking for diseases or conditions that can affect your vision during eye exa ...View Article
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In our office, we provide comprehensive, primary eye care for your whole family. Preventative and follow up eye exams are important to maintaining good eye health. Often, eye and vision problems do not have obvious symptoms or signs, but can be easily diagnosed by our optometrists and ophthalmologists. By diagnosing eye and vision conditions early, our eye doctors are able to provide treatment options, and restore or even prevent vision loss. We recommend yearly or bi-yearly eye and vision exams, depending on whether you have personal or family risk factors for eye disease.
During an eye exam, our team will ask you questions about any symptoms or issues you are experiencing, including medications you are currently taking, any blurry vision, your work environment, and your overall health. Family history and previous eye conditions or surgery will also be discussed during this part of the examination. Our team will consider all of this information when determining treatments or making recommendations.
Regular vision testing and evaluations ensure that you always have the clearest vision possible. Our eye doctors provide visual acuity testing as part of your comprehensive eye exam. We measure how each eye is seeing using both distance and near eye charts. Depending on the results of your vision test, our eye doctors may prescribe corrective glasses, contacts, or occasionally, eye exercises.
Testing your vision is only the beginning. Our technicians and doctors perform multiple tests to evaluate depth perception, color vision, eye muscle movements, peripheral vision, and responses to light. These test results enable our doctors to diagnose any underlying conditions that may be impairing the eyes ability to focus or work together.
As part of a comprehensive eye exam, our doctors examine the overall health of your eye with a thorough visual examination. We evaluate the external eye structures by visually inspecting the eye and eyelids using our slit lamp with magnification and lights. An evaluation of your eye movements will be done to rule out any eye muscle imbalances or strabismus. To examine the internal structures of your eyes, we will dilate your pupils and use special lenses to view your retina, blood vessels and optic nerves. Increased pressure inside your eye may be an indicator of a disease called glaucoma, so we utilize tonometry to measure your intraocular pressure. After completing these short tests, our doctors review the results and will discusses any treatments with you. Please feel free to contact us at 650-259-0300 today to schedule a comprehensive eye exam with one of our highly trained, board certified ophthalmologists and optometrists.