At Medical Arts Eye Clinic & Optical, we strive to provide comprehensive, primary eye care for the whole family. Preventative and routine eye exams are important to maintaining good eye health. Often, eye and vision problems do not have obvious symptoms or signs but are easily diagnosed by a board-certified ophthalmologist. By diagnosing eye and vision conditions early on, our ophthalmologists are able to provide treatment options and, in many cases, restore vision or prevent vision loss. The American Academy of Ophthalmology recommends yearly or bi-yearly eye and vision exams, depending on whether you are at-risk or not.
Eye Exam and Consultation
During your eye exam, our doctors will ask you questions about any symptoms or issues you are experiencing, medications your are currently taking, any blurry vision, your work environment, overall health, family history, and previous eye or vision conditions. Our doctors will consider this information when determining any treatments or recommendations.
Regular vision testing and evaluations ensure that you always have the clearest vision possible. Dr. Anz provides regular vision acuity tests as part of a comprehensive eye exam. Our doctors 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, our doctors will begin the appropriate treatment for your eyes, which may be as simple as using corrective lenses.
Eye Function Testing
In addition to vision testing, an eye exam includes testing eye functionality. Our ophthalmologists perform several tests to evaluate overall ocular health and to allow doctors to diagnose any underlying conditions and begin appropriate treatment.
As part of a comprehensive eye exam, our doctors examine the overall health of the eye through a visual examination and tonometry. Our doctors evaluate eye health by visually inspecting the eye and eyelids using magnification and a bright light. To examine the internal structures of the eye, we will dilate the pupils to evaluate the status of your retina. We use tonometry to measure eye pressure as increased eye pressure may be an indicator of glaucoma. After completing these tests, our doctors review the results and discusses any necessary treatment options with you. Contact us at 334-821-3838 today to schedule your comprehensive eye exam.