Comprehensive Eye Exam with Dilation
“Which is better: 1 or 2?” This is what most people think of when they have an eye exam, but the truth is you get much more! The eyes are an incredibly sophisticated organ that involve a delicate balance between muscle, tissue, and your brain. At City of Vision Eye Care we provide you with a complex and comprehensive examination of all aspects of your visual system. Here are some of the areas you can expect to be evaluated at your exam:
- Visual acuity & glasses prescription
- Eye muscle teaming, focusing, alignment, and fine motor control
- Visual field testing
- Pupillary reaction
- Eye pressures
- Corneal & Conjunctival evaluation for dryness, allergies, infection, or inflammation
- Dilation to allow maximum view inside the eye
- Evaluation of the optic nerve, macula, blood vessels, and retinal attachments
Your vision is much more than 20/20! The American Optometric Association recommends eye exams with dilation every 1 to 2 years or more frequently to monitor for early disease detection. Schedule today!
Full Service Optical
At City of Vision Eye Care, we are built to provide for your needs from health and wellness to your perfect pair of glasses. Our Opticians are highly skilled in both style and fit. Swing by to take advantage of one of our many Optical services today, no appointment needed. Here are just some of the services we provide:
- Wide style & frame selection
- Consultation on lens materials, coatings, transitions, progressives, and bifocals
- Blue Blocking lenses, critical for any electronic device user
- Frame fitting & adjustment to fit your size perfectly
- Glasses cleaning at no charge
Contact Lens Suite
Do you wear contact lenses? If not, have you ever wondered if contact lenses might be right for you? Talk to one of our doctors and they can answer all your questions! We fit a variety of contact lenses from dailies to monthly soft lenses in both regular and toric format. We also have a specialty contact lens suite that allows us to fit scleral and rigid gas permeable lenses that can last a year or more! Patients with keratoconus, pellucid, and high astigmatism are all welcome here.
If you are nervous about learning to insert and remove contact lenses, our contact lens technicians will sit down with you one-on-one for a personal contact lens training session to help you gain the confidence you need to begin wearing contact lenses.
Did you know that comprehensive eye exams can and should be done on infants and children? Children are by far the most vulnerable population to eye disease because they are often unable to communicate that there is a problem with their vision. Eye conditions like amblyopia can be invisible to the parent but cause serious learning deficits the child if it is not detected and treated early. Don’t leave your child’s eyes to chance and make an appointment with our pediatric optometrist today!
Optical Coherence Tomography
Optical Coherence Tomography (O.C.T) is a non-invasive imaging system that revolutionized eye care. With this technology, we now have the ability to see the retina in individual layers, below what we can see during a comprehensive eye exam. Patients who are at risk for glaucoma, macular degeneration, or diabetes should have OCT testing done frequently to monitor for progression in disease.
Humphrey Visual Field Analyzer
Humphrey visual field analyzer is a sophisticated test that goes beyond the visual field testing that is done during your comprehensive eye exam. Visual fields are critical in the management of vision loss from glaucoma. Glaucoma is often termed a “silent disease” because as it progresses, the patient is unaware until the disease has become severe and cannot be reversed. Testing can detect very subtle areas of early vision loss leading to early treatment and prevention of vision loss from glaucoma. If you are at risk for glaucoma, this test should be performed 1 or more times per year to detect the first signs of vision loss from glaucoma.
Optos Fundus Photography
This cutting-edge device is wide field camera able to capture as much as 80% of the inside of your eye without dilation! Fundus photos are an excellent and valuable companion to dilation, allowing the doctor to evaluate the back of the eye utilizing advanced filters such as autoflourescence which can detect early retinal degeneration! Those with any unusual findings in the eye are highly recommended photo documentation to track for subtle changes over time. If you have had a healthy dilation in the past year, consider an Optomap to supplement the view inside the eye between dilations. Remember! A photograph is never a replacement for a dilated eye exam by your doctor, but can be an incredibly valuable tool in level of care you receive.
Did you know that the front of your eyes is not perfectly round? Corneal topography produces a highly accurate map of the highs and lows in front of your eye which allows your doctor to select the safest contact lens for your shape. Additionally, corneal topography has solved many “mysteries” for patients who are unable to see without shadows and doubling through their glasses. A quick scan can reveal corneal abnormalities that otherwise might not be detected on a regular eye exam.