CFVC provides full comprehensive eye exams that will discover the causes of why your vision is not achieving its maximum potential. Usually this is due to nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism and presbyopia. However, there are other focusing related abnormalities that may be affecting vision and this too is evaluated in our exams.
In addition to receiving the perfect prescription to fix your vision needs (if needed at all), detecting early signs of vision threatening ailments such as glaucoma, macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy and cataracts will be assessed. Often times early signs of systemic medical conditions can be uncovered during the eye exam such as diabetes, hypertension, cardiovascular disease, neurologic disorders and thyroid disease. Even certain medications can have an impact on the health of your eye and at CFVC we will monitor for these warning signs.
Eye Exam and Consultation
During an eye exam, Dr. Brad Mathew will ask you questions about any symptoms or issues you are experiencing, medications you 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. Mathew 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 Leander optometrist provides regular vision acuity tests as part of a comprehensive eye exam. Dr. Mathew 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. Mathew may prescribe corrective glasses, contacts, or eye exercises.
Eye Function Testing
In addition to vision testing, an eye exam in our Leander 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. Mathew 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 Leander optometrist examines the overall health of the eye through a visual examination and tonometry. Dr. Mathew 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. Mathew reviews the results and discusses any necessary treatment options with you. Contact us at 512-337-4283 today to schedule a comprehensive eye exam.