Are you experiencing uneasy sensations in your eyes? Noticing a change in your visual capabilities or simply want to get a reliable check-up by a pro optometrist? Primary vision care is important. Our vision can change gradually with time; sometimes we don’t notice that we’re squinting, straining or struggling. Primary vision care usually monitors these tiny changes, and modifies your prescription to help you look conveniently and effortlessly. Moreover, it will help you stay safe. Even moderately poor eye vision could cause car accidents and falls.
Regardless of how well you believe you can see, regular Comprehensive Eye Examinations are crucial as part of prophylactic eye health care. When it comes to prevention, this is the optimal approach to avoid threatening future problems such as vision loss. Eye exams are a perfect way to identify an issue, as many eye problems come with no evident symptoms, and conclude an early accurate diagnosis, which is very rare in this field.
Here at South Bay Eyes, we offer Complete Eye Exams, consisting of the following tests:
Visual Acuity Test: Visual acuity measurements assess the accuracy with which your eyes see. The process consists of reading charts (with letters and numbers in it) from a distance and detects the limits to which each eye can see. It accurately determines issues such as near-sightedness, farsightedness or astigmatism. You will also be asked to look through different lenses to identify which ones allow perfect vision.
The results are usually written as a fraction, for instance 20/40, where the top number denotes the standard distance at which testing is performed (20 feet), and the bottom number denotes the smallest letter size your eyes can read.
Color Blindness Test: A color blind test is basically a device that is used by an eye doctor to evaluate if you have a color vision deficiency. Your doctor can perform two tests: screening test (to identify if you have a color vision issue) or a detail-oriented quantitative test (to identify vision deficiency and severity or type of color blindness). This test will assess your perception of colors, which is crucially important on day-to-day bases, as mild color blindness may interrogate with everyday activities such as driving.
Ocular Motility (eye movement) Test: This test is essential, especially for those who complain about double vision. A professional doctor will check for eye deviations, which could be a consequence of extraocular muscle dysfunction, strabismus, or palsy of the cranial nerves innervating the extraocular muscles. You will be asked to follow a target with both eyes as the target is moved. The eye doctor will examine the characteristics of your eye movement and determine if there is a problem.
Stereopsis (depth perception) Test: Stereoscopic vision testing is crucial in detecting problems like Strabismus, Amblyopia, Stereopsis and Suppression. Stereovision is all about the way an eye might see an object from various angles, and combine those angles to give us a 3D image. This is a way to test your binocular and three-dimensional perception using a stereoscope. Eye is an integral perceptive tool that in many cases may be used in order to diagnose various brain dysfunctions. Occipital lobe is the part of the brain that is responsible of vision. Many abnormalities with this part of the brain may be diagnosed through procedures such as stereopsis.
Retinoscopy Test: Retinoscope is used as a source of light and will be located to the side of the patient’s head. It will emit a beam of light into the patient’s pupil. This enables analysis of refractory potential of the eye and helps to measure the functionality of the patient’s visual organ. The movement of the light beam along the retinal base of the eye allows the examiner to evaluate movement of the reflex.
Refraction: Retinoscopy (also known as skiascopy) is a method to objectively identify the refractive issues of the eye (astigmatism, nearsighted, farsighted) and the need for glasses. The procedure is usually quick, simple, precise and needs minimal cooperation from the patient. This test will be used in order to determine the individual prescription. This test is mostly associated with the generic term “eye exam”. During this exam, you will observe the screen with specific letters or symbols. The optometrist will then change the lenses until a perfect prescription is found, which makes the vision clear and sharp.
Auto Refractors: Auto refractor test will evaluate your eye’s ability to focus. The eye uses a lens in order to focus, and then focus is brought about through contraction of muscles that hold the lens in place in order to make more concave or convex. The machine will test your eye lens’ ability to focus efficiently through a series of images shown to you at a perceptively different distance. The prescription will be automatically calculated.
Slit Lamp Exam: This involves the ophthalmologist having a close examination of the eye and some areas such as retina, iris, conjunctiva, sclera and retina in order to observe any abnormalities. The ophthalmologist will need to use a light microscope set at a low magnification for this procedure in order to evaluate your eye fully.
Glaucoma Test: Glaucoma is a serious eye disease that is characterized by abnormal intraocular pressure. During a glaucoma test, the ophthalmologist will ask you to place your chin on special equipment and look at the image in the lens. The ophthalmologist will then use the equipment in order to shoot a beam of air against the eyeball in order to check the intraocular pressure. The procedure is very quick and there are no associated discomforts.
Pupil Dilation: Pupil dilation is performed on ciliary and radial muscles, which work antagonistically. The inability of these muscles to contract or relax efficiently may cause serious discomforts and inadequate light perception. It also may represent several neural dysfunctions and predict onsets of several neurodegenerative diseases.
Visual Field Test: In this test, you will be asked to cover one eye while fixating on a particular object with the non-covered eye and perform some basic tasks. This will test whether your peripheral visual field is affected. Common problems of visual field include scotoma, hemianopia and bitemporal hemianopia.
Every case is very personal and cannot be fully treated following generic suggestions found on the internet, in some cases this can exacerbate the problem, therefore do not hesitate in paying us a visit. We work productively, and spending some time in our clinic will be worth it. A complete eye exam is recommended for people of all ages and our family-friendly clinic will help you achieve this with our experienced and qualified team of optometrists led by our renowned specialist with an outstanding 20-year experience in her subject, Zen Ni Su, OD. She has been awarded more than 4 times for top-notch work in Optometry field.
Our clinic is fully equipped with the most modern and technologically advanced apparatus adapted for people of all ages ranging from babies to seniors. Children may suffer from learning difficulties due to an eye problem, which can be easily detected and evaluated by our team of professionals.
What are you waiting for? Book an appointment for a comprehensive eye exam and we guarantee to make it a pleasant and effective experience for every patient. Your eyes will thank us later.
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