Primary Eye Care
Evaluations for eye health disorders are also performed. The American Optometric Association recommends that all people should have a periodic, comprehensive eye examination every one to two years depending on ones particular needs.
Here at our office we incorporate computerized technology to assist the evaluation of spectacle prescriptions, peripheral vision, intraocular pressure, and eye health. Computerized examination instruments are used to supplement rather than replace personalized care. Examinations include tests for glaucoma, cataracts, macular degeneration, and the ocular effects of many general health disorders such as diabetes and high blood pressure, as well as effects of medications. A dilated pupil examination allows us to provide the best assessment of eye health. It is recommended for all new patients and on a scheduled basis thereafter.
Advanced Family Eye Care acquired an Ivue OCT scanninng laser in 2010. This instrument allows our doctors to evaluate eye health by actually viewing layers of the retina. Think of it as a colored MRI of your eye. This allows early detection and treatment of many eye dieseases including macula degneration, glaucoma and diabetic retinopathy to name a few. Most patients don't need to have their
eyes dilated for this test.