At Waterfront Eyecare, a complete eye examination begins with one of our trained technicians taking your case history, checking intraocular pressure and doing early screening for disease that may cause blind spots in your vision. This exam is done in a private room giving the patient the opportunity to discuss any concerns they may have with the technician so the optometrist will have all the information he needs to meet your vision and eye health needs.
Professional Eye Examinations
Contact Lens Fitting and Assistance
Treatment of Eye Diseases
On Site Optical Lab
Laser Surgery Referrals and Follow-ups
Cataract Referrals and Follow-up
The Difference between eye exams and sight tests
Sight tests offered in optical stores are no substitute for full eye exams. Only licensed optometrists and ophalmologists are trained to perform a full eye exam. Receiving the proper assessment through the full eye exam will uncover minor to major visual deficiencies and any possibilities of eye diseases. Other conditions the body can experience, such as diabetes, high blood pressure and brain tumors, are also detectable through a full eye exam.
Any optometrist takes into consideration the entire eye, the vision system and preventative health care. A full eye exam is like a physical for your eye, taking into account individual situations and your genetic history.
An optometrist’s eye exam includes;
-Determining and meeting the ideal prescription for the individual patient needs
-The eyes’ ability to focus at varying distances
-Health assessment and diagnosis of any possibly diseases
-Measurement of binocular vision, alignment of the eyes’ muscle and ability to work together.
OPTOMAP RETINAL EXAM
In 1990, fivold Leif Anderson went blind in one eye when a retinal detachment was detected too late. Although he was having regular eye exams, conventional tests were uncomfortable, especially for small children, which made it difficult for the doctor to conduct a through examination of the retina. Distressed by the diagnostic methods available, Leif's father, Douglas designed the Optomap Retinal Exam that makes retinal examinations easier for both the patient anhe doctor, to help prevent this from happening to others.
The optomap Retinal Exam takes just a few minutes to perform; it is fast, painless, and comfortable for patients. It is particularly helpful when your return for your annual exam as it provides a permanent record of the condition of your retina. Your doctor will compare each year's optomap Retinal Exam image side by side to discover even subtle changes and monitor your continuing eye health. Early detection of retinal disorders is critical to preventing serious progression and loss of vision.
An optician uses an automated computer to determine a general prescription. A proper diagnosis considering all the factors is not available from the automated computer system. Neither is a full health evaluation, inside and out, or detection of potential deficiencies.
Visual Field Testing
Computer assisted visual field testing is valuable in providing information about the health of the visual system; from the retina, through the neural pathways, right to the visual part of the brain. It is very helpful in detecting and monitoring eye disease such as glaucoma. A qualified technician will guide you through the test, which takes approximately 20 minutes. Your optometrist will then examine the test results and inform you of their findings.