At Advanced Eye Care, 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 our eyecare team. By diagnosing eye and vision conditions early on, our optometric physicians are able to 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, the doctors will ask you questions about any symptoms or issues you are experiencing, medications your 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. The doctors will consider this information when determining any treatments or recommendations.
Regular vision testing and evaluations ensure that you always have the clearest vision possible. Our Tulsa optometrists use state of the art, computerized equipment to determine your best vision. The results of these 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, our doctors may prescribe personalized glasses, contacts, or both.
Eye Function Testing
In addition to vision testing, an eye exam in our Tulsa office includes testing eye functionality. Our optometrists perform 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 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 Tulsa optometrists examine the overall health of the eye through a thorough examination of the exterior and interior structures of the eye. The doctors evaluate exterior eye health utilizing slit lamp biomicroscopy to inspect the eyelids, tear film, cornea, and lens. To examine the internal structures of the eye, we may dilate the pupils, but with our Optomap technology we are able to view a 200 degree panorama of the retina with out dilation in many cases. Increased eye pressure may be an indicator of glaucoma and other eye diseases, so we utilize a puffless tonometry to measure eye pressure. After completing these tests, our doctors review the results and discuss any findings with you.