Dr. M Gill – Optometrist
Comprehensive Eye Exams are an important part of primary vision care. We provide comprehensive eye exams for all of our patients who schedule a full exam. We will perform a two-part eye examination. The first part comprises of determining your visual needs. The second part comprises of the health assessment of your eyes.
Without a thorough examination by your optometrist, the subtle signs of various ocular diseases can be overlooked and can result in life changing vision loss and deterioration of ocular health. The health assessment allows us to diagnose and treat any present ocular disease such as cataract, glaucoma, macular degeneration, diabetic eye disease, retinal detachment and many others.
Many people think that if their vision is sufficient and they do not have the need for glasses, they do not need an exam. Vision and eye health are two very separate entities. Many eye diseases spare vision at first and then slowly deteriorate it. The key is early diagnosis and prevention before eyesight is lost. You may have 20/20 vision now but still have the beginning of Macular degeneration, Glaucoma, Cataracts, Keratoconus, Diabetic Retinopathy, and Hypertensive Retinopathy.
An eye exam is much more than just checking for the need of glasses. We will also review your medical and family history to understand the status of your health.
Your exam will include:
• Visual acuity or refraction test to determine the degree to which you may be nearsighted, farsighted or have astigmatism.
• Eye muscle function test to check the movement of your eyes in each direction and at specified angles. This test will identify any muscle weakness or involuntary eye movement.
• Binocular vision skills assessment to ensure that your eyes work together properly as a team. This is important for proper depth perception, eye muscle coordination and the ability to change focus from near to far objects.
• Visual field test to measure your peripheral vision, the width of the area you can see when you’re looking straight ahead. This test may also detect diseases of the eyes or neurological disorders.
• Eye pressure test. We may administer one or more tests to evaluate your intra-ocular pressure. High intra-ocular pressure may be a sign of glaucoma.
• Color vision screening to see if you perceive colors properly.
• Neurological pupil testing.
• Eye health assessment using a slit lamp microscope. This tool allows the doctor to evaluate your cornea, conjunctiva, eyelids, lens, optic nerve, retina, and other structures of the eye.