COMPREHENSIVE MEDICAL EYE EXAMINATION
Complete medical examination of eyes and vision includes a prescription for glasses or contact lenses after a search for medical diseases of the eye by experienced MD. Our specialty is in cataracts, glaucoma, retinal disease, and macular degeneration. The doctor and patient will then have personal discussion of findings and treatment options with MD directly--no going through a nurse to get what you need.
There are a few things that you need to know before you schedule your first appointment for a comprehensive eye exam. These apply for most routine and initial examinations.
- Notes on initial and most routine examinations:
- Dilating drops often used to allow thorough examination
- Complete exam can last up to an hour
- Eyes generally remain sensitive to light for a few hours after dilation
A complete medical examination of your eyes and visual system is our specialty. Medical examination of the eyes begins with detection of refractive errors that can be corrected with glasses or contact lenses. A thorough examination of your eyes to find any medical eye diseases will be performed personally by an experienced MD and highly trained staff of assistants. Detection of glaucoma, cataracts, retinal diseases, and macular degeneration is our foremost concern. Although the office has up-to-date sophisticated equipment, you will only undergo testing that is deemed necessary to your particular case in the judgment of the doctor. We try to avoid unnecessary testing to keep your costs down. The doctor will personally discuss all findings with you after the examination is complete and answer all questions that you may have.
Your eyes will need to be dilated for the initial examination and for most routine examinations in the future. Please set aside extra time for this, as the dilated complete exam can last an hour or more. The dilation of the pupils will last at least several hours and make your vision somewhat blurry and sensitive to bright light. Many patients bring a driver with them for the trip home. Your vision will return to normal later in the day.