Comprehensive Eye Exams
Comprehensive Eye Care
Eye exams are recommended regularly throughout all phases of one’s life and are an important part of maintaining good overall eye health. Having regular eye exams is a critical component in detecting eye diseases or problems in their early stages when they are often still treatable. Regular eye exams are the key to preserving good vision throughout your lifetime.
A thorough eye examination consists of a variety of standard tests designed to measure visual acuity and other visual functions, as well as observe the health of the eye and evaluate for common eye diseases. Common tests and evaluations during an eye exam include: General and Eye Health History, External Examination, Pupil Inspection, Eye Muscle Health and Mobility, Confrontation Visual field. Color vision, Stereopsis, Refraction, Slit lamp examination, Intraocular pressure check, and Dilated Fundus Exam based on the needs of each patient. Every patient is offered an integrated approach to eye care, incorporating the expertise of our board-certified optometrist.
Many times individuals schedule appointments, complaining of poor vision, believing they are only in need of new prescription eyewear. In most instances, they are correct; however, there are times when these symptoms are caused by other more serious conditions. For example, Glaucoma can cause permanent peripheral vision loss if left untreated. Cataracts affect a patient’s ability to see clearly.
Patients are also examined for injury, infection, and diseases of the eye that require proper treatment to ensure that no permanent damage is sustained. Injury to the eye may cause problems with the retina. Allergies and infections can develop into more complicated problems if left untreated.
Our doctors will conduct a thorough examination of your eye health.
Pediatric Vision Care
The American Optometric Association recommends that pre-school children receive a complete vision exam at the ages of six months, three years and five years.
Often times children are frightened or intimidated at the prospect of seeing an eye doctor. At the Hillsborough Vision Center, eye exams are performed in a manner that is fun, friendly and comfortable for the child. Our thorough examinations will check vision and assess the need for corrective lenses (glasses or contact lenses), check for color deficiency, assess binocularity and accommodation, screen for amblyopia (“lazy eye”) and ensure proper ocular health.
If your child has failed a vision screening performed at school or at the pediatrician, our doctors are ready to perform examinations to answer the vision concerns of the screening. If your child is struggling at school, an eye examination may help discover focusing or vision causes that, when corrected, may vastly improve a child’s performance. Difficulties with reading may be explained during an eye exam!
All performed by doctors that understand how important it is that your child sees his or her best.
Eye Health Topics
Diagnosis, Treatment and Management of Eye Disease
Our doctors will provide patients with comprehensive, high-quality eye care. We are able to detect conditions such as Macular degeneration, Diabetes, Glaucoma, Cataracts, Dry Eye/Anterior Segment Diseases. If such conditions are detected, our doctors possess the knowledge and experience to properly treat and/or manage the diagnosed conditions.
Macular Degeneration Evaluation and Management
Macular Degeneration is the leading cause of severe vision loss in people fifty years of age or older. Early detection and treatment may help reduce the severity of vision loss. Therefore, every person over the age of fifty should have an annual eye examination, especially those who have a family history of macular degeneration. Our doctors will monitor our patients progression and co-manage with retinal specialists.
Diabetic Evaluation and Management
At our office diabetic patients will be closely monitored with dilated fundus exams yearly to closely evaluate the progress of their health. Photos will be taken to document any type of diabetic damage in the eye and progression will be monitored closely. Patients will be appropriately co-managed with a retinal specialist depending on severity and progression of diabetic retinopathy.
Glaucoma Evaluation and Management
Glaucoma, a disease leading to progressive peripheral vision loss, is a chronic and irreversible condition. A patient's risk for developing glaucoma increases with age, however patients at any age may develop glaucoma. Our offices offer up-to-date glaucoma screening and baseline testing to assist in ensuring the health of your eyes.
Cataract Evaluation and Management
More than 20 million Americans over the age of 40 have cataracts, and more than two million people have cataract surgery each year in the United States. Our goal is to diagnose/manage the progression of cataracts and co-management our patients with the cataract surgeon. Our doctors will be closely monitoring our patients for pre/post-operative cataract evaluations.