Annual eye examinations are recommended for most adults and children to monitor the changes that may occur in the eye and surrounding structures, and to monitor the overall health of the
Damage from most eye diseases is preventable if discovered and treated early. In adults these include diabetes, high blood pressure, glaucoma, cataracts and damage caused by medication. In children learning in school can be compromised because changes in vision occur quickly. Computer users have additional demands on their vision which will result in fatigue, headaches and eye strain. Often small changes in your prescription can alleviate this stress.
Providing Eye-Opening Technologies For Better Vision
VisionHealth Eyecare has always kept up with advances in technology that assist in the diagnosis and care of our patients’ vision and eye health. VisionHealth Eyecare: Employs the use of automated computer equipment (including the Marco Autorefractor and the TRS 5100 refraction system) to help establish prescriptions. Our visual field mapping helps screen and detect diseases of the eye and neurologic system.
Photography is used to take a picture of the inside of the eye, establishing a baseline for future exams so that changes are more easily detected. This “fundus’ or “retinal’ photography documents the progression – or non-progression – of eye diseases such as macular degeneration, glaucoma, retinal vascular disease, of diabetic retinopathy, as well.
VisionHealth Eyecare is one of the few area practices to offer much of this technology.
Eye Exam and Consultation
During an eye exam, Dr. William Skutta will ask you questions about any symptoms or issues you are experiencing, medications your are currently taking, any blurry vision, your work environment, and your overall health. Family history and previous eye or vision conditions will also be discussed during this part of the examination. Dr. Skutta 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 Sandwich optometrist provides regular vision acuity test as part of a comprehensive eye exam. Dr. Skutta will measure how each eye is seeing by using a wall eye chart and 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. Skutta may prescribe corrective glasses, contacts, or eye exercises.
Eye Function Testing
In addition to vision testing, an eye exam in our Sandwich office includes testing eye functionality. Our optometrist performs 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. Skutta 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 Sandwich optometrist examines the overall health of the eye through a visual examination and tonometry. Dr. Skutta 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. Skutta reviews the results and discusses any necessary treatment options with you. Contact us at 815-786-6393 today to schedule a comprehensive eye exam.