At THE EYE DOCTOR, 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.
Eye Exam and Consultation
During an eye exam, Dr. Landis will ask you questions about any symptoms or issues you are experiencing, medications you are currently taking, any blurry vision, your work environment, and your overall health. Family history and previous eye or vision conditions will also be discussed during this part of the examination. All of this information is considered when determining any treatments or recommendations.
Regular vision testing and evaluations ensure that you have the clearest vision possible. The results of the visual acuity tests are portrayed as a fraction, with 20/20 being the standard for normal distance and reading vision. Depending on the results of your vision test, Dr. Landis may prescribe corrective glasses, contacts, or eye exercises.
Eye Function Testing
In addition to vision testing, an eye exam in our office includes testing eye functionality. Dr. Landis performs several tests to evaluate depth perception, color vision, eye muscle capabilities, peripheral vision, and responsiveness to light. Several other simple tests are completed to determine whether the eyes are focusing, moving, and working together properly. The test results enable us to diagnose any underlying conditions that may be impairing the eyes ability to focus or work together.
As part of a comprehensive eye exam, Dr. Landis examines the overall health of the eye through a visual examination and tonometry. He evaluates eye health by visually inspecting the eye and eyelids using a high magnification biomicroscope and anterior segment camera. To examine the internal structures of the eye, we may dilate the pupils. We utilize digital imaging and photography to help evaluate retinal health. These imaging tests are especially important when evaluating for diabetes, hypertension, or glaucoma. Increased eye pressure may be an indicator of glaucoma and we use a variety of methods to check and monitor the pressure inside the eyes.. After completing these short tests, we review the results and discuss any treatments with you. Contact us at (208) 743-2020 today to schedule a comprehensive eye exam.