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Comprehensive Eye Exam

Eye health is determined through regular exams to establish the extent and rate of progression of a condition. At a minimum, an annual comprehensive eye exam is highly recommended regardless of age. A comprehensive eye exam is absolutely necessary to determine developing vision issues and the progression of chronic conditions.

A comprehensive exam establishes treatment options such as corrective glasses, lenses or surgical options In some cases, vision issues are related to Cataracts, Glaucoma, Diabetic Retinopathy, or Cardiovascular disease. After testing, patients receive referrals for treatment of medical conditions, or needing surgery. In cases where prescriptions need to be filled, the practice provides guidance on obtaining prescription glasses, bifocals, reading glasses or multifocal contact lenses.

Several eye conditions are degenerative without external warning signs. For example, if you are suffering from frequent headaches, eye strain and eye fatigue during driving or any other strenuous activity, you may be suffering from Myopia (nearsightedness) or Hyperopia (trouble focusing on objects that are up close) or astigmatism (blurry vision).

Particularly, the retina, which is a delicate lining at the back of the eye similar to film in a camera, enables you to see. Light strikes the retina through the lens in your eye and produces a picture which is then sent to the brain, an unhealthy retina cannot send clear signals to your brain which can result in impaired vision or blindness. Though most issues with the retina could be serious conditions, most can be treated with early detection. Further, serious eye disease, including partial loss of vision, often times develops without warning and progresses with no early symptoms, the best outcomes are often achieved by early detection.

Advanced testing, which you can opt for during the comprehensive exam, captures an image of more than 80% of your retina, compared to only about 40% in traditional testing methods. This test aids in early detection of retinal problems such as glaucoma, macular degeneration, retina detachments, and systemic diseases such as high blood pressure, stroke and diabetes. An annual, permanent record on your medical file will enable the doctor track results over time and diagnose potential eye disease early.
We highly recommend Optos Daytona Retinal Imaging as an integral part of your exam. Ask your doctor about getting these retinal pictures and schedule your comprehensive eye examination.

The Optomap, is state-of-the-art testing device that provides a set of enhanced ultra-widefield digital retinal images of your retina, within a few minutes. This screening method which entails getting high-resolution digital images of the inside of the eye, captures an image of more than 80% of your retina, and is especially important for individuals with a history of high blood pressure, diabetes, retinal diseases, or strong glasses prescriptions due to higher risk of retinal disorders such as Glaucoma.
Visual Field Testing
Visual field testing tests for horizontal and vertical range of peripheral vision. The test helps analyze the presence of potential blind spots which may be symptoms for a host of conditions ranging from eye diseases to brain disorders. For instance, Glaucoma-induced optic nerve damage is associated with a specific visual field defect. On the other hand, brain abnormalities such as those caused by tumors can be detected by a visual field test. Hence, this test s a critical test in the care regimen.
Optical Coherence Tomography Scans
An Optical Coherence Tomography scan (commonly referred to as an OCT scan) is the latest advancement in imaging technology. Similar to ultrasound, this diagnostic technique uses light rather than sound waves to achieve higher resolution pictures of the structural tissues of the back of the eye. A noninvasive, painless test, it works using light without radiation and is similar to a CT scan of the eye. And is essential for early diagnosis of Glaucoma, Macular Degeneration, Diabetic retinal disease and conditions such as retinal detachment.
OCULUS Keratograph for Dry Eye Testing
The OCULUS Keratograph® 5M is an advanced non-invasive device for corneal topography and dry eye analysis. It is a corneal topographer with a built-in real keratometer and a color camera optimized for external imaging providing high-definition color images and video of the eye. It helps examine the meibomian glands, non-invasive tear film break-up time and the tear meniscus height measurement and evaluates the lipid layer.