An Eye Exam
Eye Exams for Vision and Health
There are so many reasons to have a comprehensive eye exam! I could generate a list many pages long of the varied and sundry reasons that precipitate a visit to an optometrist or ophthalmologist. But this is certain: whatever the concern with your vision or eye health is, it will be addressed.
Vision and Medical Eye Exam Assessments
There are two types of eye assessments we administer at Redmond Eye Clinic. A VISION assessment investigates a patient’s ability to see—how his or her eyes work together, if s/he has a refractive error (blur due to needing vision correction), if s/he has depth perception, and if s/he can perceive color. A MEDICAL assessment explores the health of the eye—for abnormal anatomy, for the presence of eye disease, and seeks reasons why a patient may be complaining of burning, pain, itching, a headache, or sight loss.
Prescription Eyeglasses and Contact Lenses
To address a patient’s VISION needs, the eye doctor may prescribe eyeglasses, contact lenses, prism lenses, low vision optical devices (like telescopic eyeglasses and magnifiers), eye exercises (or vision therapy), and/or simply rest.
Prescription Eye Drops
To address a patient’s MEDICAL needs, an optometrist or ophthalmologist may prescribe an antibiotic, a steroid, or an anti-allergy eye drop. And/or may administer additional diagnostic testing. And/or may design a plan to follow a condition with regular office visits. And/or may refer the patient to a specialist.
Primary Eye Care
As a primary eye care providers, we are ready to help each patient who visits us with our expertise in both arenas—vision and medical eye problems. Whatever the solution may be, from eyeglasses to surgery, we will make sure that you are afforded professional care, accompanied with a thorough explanation and kindness.
By: Michael J. Vernon