Periodic examinations are important to evaluate the health of your eyes, how clearly you see, and if you are having any difficulties with the visual demands of work, hobbies, or sports. You will be asked to fill out a history form prior to every examination, even when you think that nothing has changed since your last visit. The history form will ask about your health and ask for a list of the medications you take including the doses and how often you take the medication. While some components of wellness examinations are similar for all patients, with modifications for age, others vary based on your symptoms.
The history is often the most important part of the examination. The cause of many headaches are diagnosed through the history. The patterns of eye discomfort are important to focus our testing. We don’t know if you are having difficulty driving at night, sewing, reading, or seeing your computer screen if you do not tell us.
When we examine children, we often have to be even better detectives and appreciate the help of parents and teachers. Most classrooms now use Smart Boards or similar devices and students often do a great deal of copying. Children may have difficulty reading or getting their homework done in the evening because their eyes are too tired by that time.
Our goals are for you to have healthy eyes, see clearly, be comfortable, and be able to perform your activities efficiently.
We Provided Many Types of Services
About the exams/what patients should bring/what patients should expect, etc.
• Developmental Pediatric Exams (ages 2 to 13 yrs)
• Contact lens exams
• Pre-operation and post-operation cataract exams
• Diabetic retinopathy with dilation included ( a driver is recommended).
• Sick eye exams
• Eye care emergencies
Why Choose Us?
What a patient can expect:
Included in your eye examination is diagnostic testing by our trained technician prior to seeing the doctor. All questions during testing are answered and explained in plain language.
Why it's different in our office?
We give our patient undivided and personal attention to their needs. We listen to your questions and concerns. We do it with a smile too!
Computer Use and Eyestrain
Helping our patients to have clear, comfortable vision for everything that they do is an important part of every wellness examination. Many people use computers for hours each day. Our history form asks questions about computer use and we will discuss this during your examination, but the following are general guidelines.
• Computer use is very demanding. It is important to take regular breaks before you experience eyestrain and fatigue.
• Adults eyes are frequently dry when they spend hours at the computer. We all blink less when we concentrate and stare. Also, many computer screens are too high. When we look up to see our screens, our eyes are wide open. When we look down, our eyes are less open and less prone to become dry.
• Screens are often placed too high even when the work station has been ergonomically designed. Eye level is misinterpreted as the same height as your eyes, but if you watch someone who is sitting or standing, the direction of their gaze is down about 20 degrees. We don’t habitually sit or stand perfectly straight with our shoulders back and our chins thrust forward. In addition, if you look between your keyboard and your monitor, you tend to look back up at your screen without lifting your head completely. In most instances, it is difficult to have a screen too low. The screen should be tilted so the face of the screen is parallel to the plane of your face.
• When people have to reference paper while they are using the computer, the paper is almost always placed flat on the desk. This increases glare, distorts the print, makes the print 1/3 smaller, and causes your eyes to make large excursions between two different distances. Copies should be placed on a stand which is tilted to be even with the screen so you only have to look from side-to-side.
• Screens are often too bright. The screen should be adjusted so it is not significantly brighter than the background and your copy. High degrees of contrast and looking back-and-forth between different levels of illumination also cause eye fatigue.
• If you have presbyopia and need a different prescription for reading than you need for looking far away, you may need a different pair of glasses to work comfortably at your computer. The screen and the keyboard frequently are not comfortable through the same prescription. Lenses can be designed to have a large area for seeing both the screen and the top of your desk.