Annual Eye Health and Vision Exams

Eye examinations at Specialty Eyecare Group are mostly eye drop and air puff free!

It is important to have your eye health examined on a yearly basis.  Your vision is one of your most important assets and our job is to help you protect it.  Many eye diseases such as cataracts, glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy and macular degeneration may be slow progressing diseases that may not be detected without an eye exam.  With these types of conditions, early diagnosis is critical to ensure lifelong visual clarity and quality of life. Our eye doctors at Specialty Eyecare Group will assess your vision and your eye health in your annual exam visit.

21st century lifestyles demand more from our vision than ever before.  Adults in our technological society constantly use their near vision at work and at home.  Environmental stresses on the visual system (including excessive computer use or close work) can sometimes induce headaches and/or visual difficulties that can be effectively treated with corrective lenses and/or Vision Therapy.

Additionally, we do a refraction to determine your eyesight and prescription on an annual basis. Included in our commitment to personalized service is helping you understand and choose the best eyewear options for your lifestyle – protection, prevention, and recreation.

Children and teens should have their vision and eye health examined on a yearly basis as well. There are many changes in visual development as well as varying visual skills needed to excel in school, sports and activities, and life.

We do more than test for 20/20 – Additional Tests that are performed throughout the eye exam

  • Visual Acuity for distance, computer, and near tasks
  • Eye Teaming – the ability to team the eyes together efficiently
  • Eye Focusing – the ability to maintain a clear focus at distance and near
  • Color Vision Screening
  • Eye Muscle Movements
  • 3D Vision

Specialty Eyecare Group’s Technologically Advanced Examination

Specialty Eyecare Group’s Technologically Advanced Examination

OPTOS Digital Imaging System allows us to image the inside of the eye without the use of dilating eye drops.

OPTOS Digital Imaging System allows us to obtain a digital image of the inside of the eye without the use of dilating eye drops.  We feel that this is critical to evaluate the retina and blood vessels inside the eye on a regular basis in order to track changes with eye health over time.  Our patients enjoy having a comprehensive eye health examination often without the need for dilation.

Eye Pressure Evaluations are performed at every eye exam and do not require a puff!

Eye Pressure Evaluations are performed at every eye exam.  These tests are crucial for knowing the health of the inside of the eye and the diagnosis of eye disease such as glaucoma.  We are committed to staying on the cutting edge of this technology and have multiple ways of measuring the pressure in the eye.  We have recently added the state-of-the-art technology out of Helsinki, Finland for checking eye pressure that does not involve an air puff or the need for eye drops.

Digital Refraction is a technologically advanced method of checking a patient’s prescription.
Digital Refraction is Specialty Eyecare Group’s method of checking a patient’s prescription.  No one likes the eye exam because of the difficulty they may experience in trying to decide which choice is better, one or two.  With our state of the art Digital Refraction system, we are able to make this process easier than ever.

Auto-refractor is performed in order to give a baseline measurement of the shape and power of the eye.
Auto-refraction is performed in order to give a baseline measurement of the shape and power of the eye.  It is a fast method used to ensure that the glasses and contact lens prescriptions are accurate

Slit Lamp Evaluation is performed in the examination room with the doctor.
Slit Lamp Evaluation is performed in the examination room with the doctors at Specialty Eyecare Group.  The slit lamp is a microscope that allows the doctor to evaluate the surface of the tear film, the glands that produce the tear film, cornea, conjunctiva, iris (colored part of the eye), the lens (where cataracts are formed), and the retina.  Specialty Eyecare Group’s eye doctors use this instrument to evaluate the eye for disease, dry eye, and contact lens eligibility.  If a patient is a candidate for contact lenses, the slit lamp is also used to evaluate the proper fit, orientation, and health of the eye with the contact lenses.

Visual Field Screening This instrument is used in the early diagnosis of eye disease and neurological abnormalities.

Visual Field Screening allows the doctors at Specialty Eyecare Group to evaluate the visual pathway which begins in the eye and progresses through the brain to the visual cortex located just above the upper neck (occipital lobe).  This instrument is used in the early diagnosis of eye disease and neurological abnormalities.