A comprehensive eye exam is recommended yearly to monitor your ocular health and visual function. Depending on your needs, this exam can take 30 minutes to one hour in length.
At your comprehensive exam, our doctors perform:
This will include a visual field test, glaucoma screening, cataract detection, and dilated retinal examination to examine you for ocular disease and general health issues (such as hypertension and diabetes) that can affect the eyes. Should we detect any problems, our doctors can diagnose, manage, and treat many ocular diseases including glaucoma, macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, and cataracts.
The doctor will perform a spectacle refraction to detect near-sightedness (myopia), far-sightedness (hyperopia), astigmatism, and presbyopia.
The doctor will check your eye muscles and their coordination for the diagnosis and treatment of strabismus, amblyopia, and focusing problems. With the increased usage of digital devices, it is becoming very common for people of all ages to suffer from headaches, eyestrain, and blurred vision. Our knowledgeable doctors will be able to recommend techniques and devices to reduce these symptoms so that you are able to comfortably function on your digital devices.
Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) is at the forefront of eyecare technology, and Visual Edge Optometry is one of the few optometric offices that proudly owns and operates this cutting-edge instrumentation using spectral domain technology.
OCT is a non-invasive imager that can visualize the tissue within the eye to a resolution of 5-15 um. This ultra-detailed view of the eye means that single anatomical layers within the retina can be differentiated and retinal thickness can be measured, thus allowing the doctor to detect suspected problems when they are invisible to the unassisted eye and to other diagnostic instruments.
The OCT is used to identify and track the minute progression of holes, fluid accumulation, tumors, and retinal disorders over time – before and after treatment.
The OCT is different from an optomap retinal imager. The optomap also takes a highly detailed image of the retina, but it is a global view. The OCT provides even more detail of specific targeted areas.
OCT - We are offering a retinal screening that not only takes a picture of your RETINA but scans all 10 layers of your retina. (traditional retinal photos only capture the top layer)
Our doctors recommend that you have an OCT scan taken at your yearly eye exam. It is important to get a baseline (similar to a blood test) so we can compare results and track any changes year after year.