If you ever wondered what was involved in an eye exam, here is a break down of everything the doctor tests for:
Part 1: Vision Evaluation & Enhancement
- Visual Acuity Distance & Near (each eye & both eyes)
- Eye Muscle Alignment & Movements
- Eye’s Convergence (ability to turn eyes in to look at close objects)
- Color Vision
- Depth Perception
- Eye Curvature Measurement (Testing for Astigmatism)
- Automated Refraction (Prescription Measurement #1)
- Subjective/Patient Assisted Refraction (Prescription Measurement #2)
- Focusing Ability/Need for bifocal (Distance to Near)
Part 1 of the eye exam provides the basis from which to prescribe a prescription for glasses. It will also allow the doctor to discuss contact lens options and the possibility of laser surgery.
Part 2: Eye Health Evaluation
- Neurological screening of all nerves that involve the eyes or eye muscles
- Front Surface Eye Health Evaluation:(Lids, Lashes, Lacrimal System, Tear Film, Cornea, Conjunctiva, Anterior Chamber, Iris, Lens, Angles)
- Intraocular Pressure Measurement (Glaucoma Test #1)
- Internal Eye Health Evaluation (Glaucoma Test #2): (Retina, Optic Nerve, Macula, Media, Blood Vessels, Vitreous)
- Complete Assessment of the Visual Pathway
- Peripheral Vision Testing (Glaucoma Test #3)
- Photos of the back of the eye to monitor for future changes
Part 2 of the examination will allow the doctor to detect any problems related to eye health. The doctor will then be able to discuss with you any condition(s) detected and recommendations for treatment.
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Diagnosis and Treatment of Eye Disease
During your comprehensive eye exam you will be tested for glaucoma, cataracts, retinopathy from diabetes and hypertension, and macular degeneration. Dr. Fries is also available to treat ocular emergencies including foreign body removals, conjunctivitis (“pink eye”) and eye allergies and is able to work you into the schedule as the need arises. Should an ocular emergency occur after hours, the doctor is on call to handle the situation. Dr. Fries is active in the diagnosis and treatment of dry eye including the use of Restasis and punctal plugs. Dr. Fries is also able to prescribe Latisse, the first and only FDA-approved prescription treatment of inadequate or not enough eyelashes – growing them longer, fuller and darker.
Laser Vision Surgery Consultation & Co-Management
Dr. Fries, Dr. Davis, and Dr. Culp provide pre- and post-op care for our patients who elect refractive surgery, including LASIK and PRK. First, we will conduct a thorough exam to determine if you are a good candidate for laser vision correction. Should we decide laser eye surgery is for you, we will then refer you to a surgeon who we have worked with and are confident in their results. Finally, your post-surgical follow-up will be done in our office.