At Vista Eye Associates, we strive to provide comprehensive, primary eye care for the whole family. Preventative and routine eye exams are important for maintaining good eye health. Often, eye and vision problems do not have obvious symptoms or signs, but they can easily be diagnosed by a licensed Optometrist. By diagnosing eye and vision conditions early on, our Optometrists are able to provide treatment options and, in many cases, restore or prevent vision loss. The American Optometric Association recommends yearly eye and vision exams, depending on whether you are at-risk or not.
Eye Exam and Consultation
During your comprehensive eye exam, Dr. Patel will ask you questions about any issues or blurry vision you are experiencing, medications you are currently taking, as well as questions about your overall health and your work environment. Family history and previous eye or vision conditions will also be discussed during this part of the examination. Dr. Patel will consider this information when determining any treatments or recommendations.
Regular vision testing and evaluations ensure that you always have the clearest vision possible. Our Optometrists provide regular vision acuity tests as part of your comprehensive eye exam. Dr. Patel will measure how each eye is seeing by using a wall eye chart, as well as a reading eye chart. The results of these tests are portrayed as a fraction, with 20/20 being the standard for normal distance and reading vision. Depending on the results of your vision test, Dr. Patel may prescribe corrective glasses, contacts, or eye exercises.
Eye Function Testing
In addition to vision testing, a comprehensive eye exam includes testing eye functionality. Our Optometrists perform several tests to evaluate depth perception, color vision, eye muscle capabilities, peripheral vision, and responsiveness to light. Several other simple tests are completed to determine whether the eyes are focusing, moving, and working together properly. The test results enable Dr. Patel to diagnose any underlying conditions that may be impairing the eyes’ ability to focus or work together.
As part of a comprehensive eye exam, our doctors examine the overall health of the eye through a visual examination and tonometry. Dr. Patel evaluates eye health by visually inspecting the eye and eyelids using magnification and a bright light. To examine the internal structures of the eye, we may dilate the pupils. Increased eye pressure may be an indicator of glaucoma, so we utilize tonometry to measure eye pressure. After completing these short tests, Dr. Patel reviews the results and discusses any necessary treatment options with you. Contact us at (817) 431-4100 today to schedule a comprehensive eye exam.