During your visit, we make every effort to ensure that your eye health and vision remain at their best. The registration form includes your health history and medications, your family's health history, and your symptoms. This type of information lets us begin the process that will keep you seeing better and longer. Many eye conditions relate to the types of medications you take and the condition of your overall health.
We also ask that you tell us your hobbies and occupation. This information allows the staff to understand your needs and give you the type of care and vision correction best for you. For example, a computer operator has special up close visual needs, while a machinist or carpenter has his or her own unique vision and safety requirements.
During the first round of tests our technicians will gather more information about your medical history and overall health. As one of the tests for glaucoma, a potential sight-threatening disease, we will use an Tonometer to measure the pressure in your eyes. We will test your eye muscle performance - the ability of your eyes to work together well. Color vision changes can be one of the earliest signs of eye disease involving the retina.
The doctor will evaluate the health of the eyes and eyelids, examine for signs of disease, and provide expert vision correction to help you see your best. Medications may be prescribed, as well as eyeglasses or contact lenses. It is important to follow the doctor's instructions for treatment to speed the healing process and prevent complication. the doctor may also discuss specific lens options, contact lens programs, or surgical treatments.