At Capitol Eye Care Center optometry, we strive to provide comprehensive eye care for the whole family. Preventative and routine eye exams are important to maintaining good eye health. Often, eye problems do not have obvious symptoms or signs. By diagnosing vision conditions early on, your optometrist is able to provide treatment options and, in many cases, restore vision or prevent vision loss. The American Optometric Association recommends yearly eye exams.
Eye Exam and Consultation
During an eye exam, doctor will ask you questions about your vision and eye health. This is the time to share information about any symptoms or issues you are experiencing. The doctor will review any medications you are currently taking and ask about your overall health. Family history and previous eye conditions will also be discussed during this part of the examination.
Regular vision testing and evaluations ensure that you always have the clearest vision possible. Our doctors provide regular vision acuity tests as part of a comprehensive eye exam. Depending on the results of your vision test, doctor may prescribe corrective glasses, contacts, or eye exercises.
Eye Function Testing
In addition to vision testing, your optometrist will 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 are used 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 will examine the overall health of the eye. To examine the internal structures of the eye, doctors may need to dilate the pupils. Increased eye pressure may be an indicator of glaucoma, so we utilize tonometry to measure eye pressure. After completing these tests, doctors will review the results and discuss any necessary treatment options with you.