|Why Are Eye Exams Important?
Vision screenings that are performed by a school nurse or your employer are not the same as comprehensive eye exams. Eye doctors check for eye and other diseases that have no early symptoms, but should nevertheless be treated as early as possible to avoid vision loss. To find out if you're due for your next eye exam, call us or click here.
Preparing for an Eye Exam
Is there anything you should do to prepare for an eye exam? Know your family history, remember the approximate date of your last eye exam and be sure to bring in any questions or concerns on your eyes you may have. Once you arrive, our technicians and doctors will discuss with you your particular eye care needs, including which options are best for you.
What to Expect From a Comprehensive Eye Exam
What are all those instruments in the eye doctor's office? The short answer is that some test for eye conditions (such as nearsightedness) and others test for eye diseases (such as glaucoma). Learn more about the devices and tests you are most likely to encounter during a routine eye exam.
Michiana Eye Center & Facial Plastic Surgery offers a wide range of different exams to detect and diagnosis each patient's eye care needs. Our trained technicians perform the preliminary testing using diagnostic equipment designed specifically for optical exams. The exam determines information in areas such as: refraction, spectacle prescription verification, case history, visual acuity, and External examination.
This information is useful for our doctors to complete the exam and discuss your eye care needs in depth. A preliminary portion of the doctor's evaluation include: retinoscopy, refraction, slit lamp/ biomicroscopy examination, applanation and tonometry (find out more about these terms/click here). Dilating drops are then instilled to prepare for retinal examination, central retinal examination, and peripheral retinal examination.
Post examination diagnostic testing - If we find you have an ocular abnormality, such as glaucoma, a corneal problem, or macular degeneration, we will discuss and perform additional procedures with you in order to monitor the eye for stability and good health in the future.