Your eyes are an excellent barometer of your visual and general health. In fact, many illnesses have a surprising effect on the eyes. Paying attention to changes in your eyes and vision can help y ...View Article
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At Erie 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 routine eye exam. The American Optometric Association recommends yearly or bi-yearly eye and vision exams, depending on whether you are at-risk or not.
During an eye exam, Dr. Robert Waldman will ask you questions about any symptoms or issues you are experiencing, medications your 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. Waldman 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. Waldman will first determine how well you are seeing with your present prescription or uncorrected if you have no glasses or contacts. He will then do a refraction. A refraction entails the use of lenses and prisms to determine the best prescription to to give the patient optimum clarity at both distance and near.
In addition to vision testing, an eye exam in our Mentor office includes testing eye functionality. Our optometrist performs 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.
As part of a comprehensive eye exam, our Mentor optometrist examines the overall health of the eye doing a thorough visual examination. Dr. Waldman evaluates eye health by visually inspecting the eye and eyelids using magnification with an instrument called a slit lamp.To examine the internal structures of the eye, we may dilate the pupils or take a digital photograph of the retina using our Optomap technology. Increased eye pressure may be an indicator of glaucoma, so we utilize tonometry to measure eye pressure. After completing these short tests, Dr. Waldman reviews the results in detail and discusses any necessary treatment options with you. Contact us at 440-255-7727 today to schedule a comprehensive eye exam.