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Eye & Medical Histories (Patient completes History form)
Tells your doctor the chief complaint (why you came to see us), and any other conditions that might affect your vision.
Pre-Liminary exam: (completed by Optometric Assistant)
Auto-Refractor/Keratometer: A state-of-the-art computer instrument is used to measure your objective glasses’ prescription, and the shape of your cornea for an accurate contact lens fitting.
Lensometry: Determines the glasses’ prescription you came into the office with.
Non-Contact Tonometry: Measures the pressure inside your eyes (Intra-Ocular Pressure). High eye pressure increases the probability of having glaucoma.
Color Testing: Checks for color deficiencies and defects.
Steriopsis Testing: Checks for depth of perception problems.
Confrontations test: Checks your peripheral vision for blind spots. Many diseases (like Glaucoma) can cause peripheral vision losses.
Motilities: Checks the integrity of the muscles of your eyes for smooth movement. Good tracking is essential for children to excel in reading.
Near Point of Convergence (NPC): Checks how well your eyes converge at near tasks like reading.
Visual Acuties (Aided): Checks how well you see at distance and near with your current glasses or contact lenses.
Visual Acuties (Unaided): Checks how well you see at distance and near without your current glasses or contact lenses.
Pupils: Checks how well your eyes dilate and constrict. Many neurological problems are the cause of poor constriction or dilation of the pupils.
Phorias:This test checks for Binocular problems i.e. Checks if both your eyes are working together as a team. This test can detect Strabismus or Phorias. Strabismus is present when at straight-ahead gaze, one eye is aligned straight, and the other eye is turned out (Exotropia) or in (Esotropia). Phorias are present when both eyes at straight-ahead gaze are turned out (Exophoria) or in (Esophoria). These eye conditions can lead to Ambloypia (“lazy eye” ) which can cause reading problems. The earlier these conditions are detected the better the prognosis.
Subjective Refraction: Your objective refraction measured during the pre-liminary exam is refined to obtain your final spectacle and contact lens prescription.
Biomicroscopy: Checks the health assessment of the anterior segment of your eye i.e. checks for dry eyes, corneal problems, Iris conditions, cataracts etc.
Goldmann Tonometer: If necessary, your eye pressures will be checked again with a more accurate instrument to confirm high eye pressure readings obtained with the non-contact tonometer during your pre-liminary exam.
Binocular Indirect Ophthalmoscopy: Your eyes are dilated to check the health of the posterior segment of the eye i.e. checks for glaucoma, macular degeneration, diabetic retinal changes etc.
Your chief complaint (why you came in).
The refractive status of your eyes i.e. whether you are nearsighted (Myopia or Astigmatism), farsighted (Hyperopia or Astigmatism), need help at near (Presbyopia).
The binocular status of your eyes i.e. if both your eyes are working together as a team.
The health assessment of your eyes i.e. if any disease is present.