The Eye Exam

The objective of our eye examination is, first and foremost, to prevent blindness or serious vision loss.  In addition, we take the time to carefully evaluate the eyes in order to determine the most accurate prescription for glasses or contact lenses.

An accurate assessment of the ocular refractive status is essential in a successful result with refractive surgery.  These are the reasons why we go through a great deal of effort to provide our patients with the best care possible.

State-of-the-Art Equipment

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We have invested in ophthalmic equipment to ensure accurate diagnosis and timely treatment of most eyecare problems.  We routinely perform the following:

bulletVisual acuity measurements with and without previous glasses or contacts
bulletVisual fields evaluation for early detection of glaucoma, other eye diseases, strokes and tumors
bulletOcular neurological evaluation
bulletComputerized autorefraction
bulletComputerized autokeratometry
bulletComputerized corneal topography (mapping)

bulletMeasurement of depth perception
bulletEvaluation of color perception
bulletEvaluation of ocular muscle coordination and motility
bulletExamination with a biomicroscope which magnifies the external ocular structures from 6 to 45 times
bulletExamination of the internal structures of the eye with an ophthalmoscope and/or with the Optomap.
bulletMeasurement of the intraocular pressure for glaucoma evaluation
bulletAssessment of the refractive status of the eye

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NEWEST TECHNOLOGY

We provide the newest technology - the Panoramic200 Retinal Imaging System which enables us to see nearly all of your retina usually without the discomfort and inconvenience associated with pupil dilation.  As a result, you will not experience blurred vision or sensitivity to light following your eye exam.  Occasionally, however, dilation will be necessary to better view certain abnormalities or if we cannot obtain an acceptable image. 

bulletRetinal photography 
bulletExternal photography
bulletA-Scan measurements for intra-ocular lens implants for cataract surgery
bulletDilated fundus examination

Conditions We Treat and/or Manage (partial list)

bulletOcular consequences of diabetes and hypertension
bulletCorneal surface disease and dry eyes
bulletAllergies, infectious disease and nonsystemic inflammations of the eye
bulletTraumatic and recurrent corneal or conjunctival abrasions, erosions, ulcers and foreign bodies
bulletGlaucoma
bulletEyelid margin inflammation and trichiasis, including blepharitis, meibomian gland dysfunction, chalazia and acne rosacea

 

To make an appointment ...

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(800) 914-2020

(323) 261-3098

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