Comprehensive Eye Exams
Comprehensive eye examinations are the most important step in monitoring not only the health of your eyes, but also in determining your refractive needs (i.e., glasses or contact lens prescriptions). Some eye diseases have no early warning signs, such as glaucoma, and can only be detected through dilated eye exams. For this reason, you should have a comprehensive eye exam every one to two years.
Your comprehensive eye exam will include the following:
- A review of complete medical history, including eyes
- Both near and distance visual acuity
- Pupil check
- Confrontation visual fields
- Extraocular muscle evaluation
- Intraocular pressure reading
- Slit lamp exam
- Internal exam including retina and optic nerve
- Additional testing as deemed by your doctor
After all tests are finished and have been evaluated, your doctor will explain the findings and recommend the best course of action to maintain and improve your eye health. Your doctor will answer questions and address any concerns you may have about your eyes.
When your exam is complete, expect to have blurry near vision for several hours due to the dilation, as well as sensitivity to light. We will provide you with sunglasses (disposable) if you did not bring your own.
At Eye Care for Tulsa, we believe that outstanding customer service and personalized care are essential in providing complete eye care. Please contact us with any questions you may have.
Eyeglasses & Contact Lenses
Over 150 million people in the United States wear eyeglasses or contact lenses. Glasses and contact lenses improve vision by adjusting the way the eyes bend and focus light. Ideally, light rays are refracted, or bent, as they pass through the cornea so that the image can be focused on the retina, in the back of the eye. In a healthy eye, this means that objects can be seen clearly. Many people have a cornea that has either a shallow or steep curvature that causes light rays to focus either in front of or behind the retina. Objects may appear blurry at certain distances or at all distances.
Glasses and contact lenses correct these refractive errors. Prescriptions for each eye are measured for optimal vision clarity, usually 20/20. Eyewear may be used for certain activities, such as reading for farsighted, or hyperopic patients and driving or watching television for nearsighted, or myopic patients. Eyeglasses or contact may be need to be worn at all times.
Regular eye exams test for the development and progression of refractive errors and help your doctor provide a proper prescription if eyeglasses or contact lenses are needed. Exams are also an invaluable tool in the early detection of eye disease.