We offer a complete eye exam given by our optometrist. The exam involves a series of tests designed to evaluate your vision and check for eye diseases. Each test during the eye exam evaluates a different aspect of your vision or eye health.
CONTACT LENSES FITTING
Once the eye exam is complete, the doctor will find a lens with exactly the right amount of curve, thickness and diameter for the patient’s particular vision needs. We fit for toric, non-toric, monovision, and multi-focal lenses.
Glasses are unique and we can help you find the right pair and fit for your face size and shape. Finding the right pair at Do Good Eye Care also helps someone in need of eye care or glasses, so let us fit you in the best pair today!
Eye pressure: Tonometry measures the pressure in the eye (intraocular pressure, or IOP).
Eye structure: Ophthalmoscopy, gonioscopy, and slit lamp exam check the structures of the eye.
Vision tests: These include tests to check for visual acuity and loss of side and central vision.
Cornea thickness: Tests include pachymetry measure the thickness of the clear front surface of the eye (cornea). Cornea thickness, along with intraocular pressure, helps determine your risk for glaucoma.
MANAGEMENT OF DIABETIC EYE DISEASE
As reported by the American Optometric Association, diabetes interferes with the body’s ability to use and store sugar (glucose) and can affect your vision. Diabetic retinopathy is a condition that can occur in patients who have diabetes. It is the result of damage to the tiny blood vessels that nourish the retina. These damaged blood vessels leak blood and other fluids that cause swelling of retinal tissue and clouding of vision. The condition usually affects both eyes. The longer a person has diabetes, the more likely they will develop diabetic retinopathy. If left untreated, diabetic retinopathy can cause blindness.
Symptoms of diabetic retinopathy include:
* Seeing spots or floaters in your field of vision
* Blurred vision
* Having a dark or empty spot in the center of your vision
* Difficulty seeing well at night
Often there are no visual symptoms in the early stages of diabetic retinopathy. That is why the American Optometric Association recommends that everyone with diabetes have a comprehensive dilated eye examination once a year. Early detection and treatment can limit the potential for significant vision loss from diabetic retinopathy.
MANAGEMENT OF DRY EYE DISEASE
The American Optometric Association reports that dry eye is a common condition in which a person doesn’t have enough quality tears to lubricate and nourish the eye as is necessary for maintaining the health of the front surface of the eye and for providing clear vision. Dry eye is a common and often chronic problem, particularly in older adults.
With each blink of the eyelids, tears spread across the front surface of the eye, known as the cornea. Tears provide lubrication, reduce the risk of eye infection, wash away foreign matter in the eye, and keep the surface of the eyes smooth and clear. Excess tears in the eyes flow into small drainage ducts in the inner corners of the eyelids, which drain into the back of the nose. Dry eyes can occur from an improper balance between tear production and drainage.