At Advanced Eyecare Specialists, 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 licensed optometrist. By diagnosing eye and vision conditions early on, our optometrist is able provide treatment options and in many cases restore or prevent vision loss. The American Optometric Association recommends yearly or bi-yearly eye and vision exams, depending on whether you are at-risk or not.
Our technicians will check how well you see, and use a computer to check your refractive error and corneal curvature with the auto refractor and capture digital retinal images with the retinal camera. They will verify the prescription of your existing glasses with the auto lensometer and perform a computerized visual field test that is designed to detect any possible losses of vision due to glaucoma or neurological problems.
The health of your eyes can be affected by certain medications and systemic health conditions. These conditions include Diabetes, Thyroid Disease, High Cholesterol, Heart Disease, Depression, and Hypertension. It is important for our doctor to know about your health problems and any medications that you take.
Eye Exam and Consultation
During an eye exam, Dr. Timothy Sajban will ask you questions about any symptoms or issues you are experiencing, medications you 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. Sajban will consider this information when determining any treatments or recommendations.
The doctor will help guide you to the most accurate evaluation of your refractive error. This test determines near sightedness, far sightedness, astigmatism, and presbyopia. When finished the doctor will prescribe the proper lenses for each individual needs.
Eye Health Evaluation
The doctor will evaluate both the internal and external structures of your eyes using a slit-lamp microscope and other instruments. An evaluation of the internal pressure of the eyes will also be performed. If the doctor feels it is necessary, a dilation of your pupils will be discussed with you. A thorough eye health assessment is important for the detection of eye diseases such as; glaucoma, diabetes, hypertension, and cataracts.
Regular vision testing and evaluations ensure that you always have the clearest vision possible. Our Falmouth optometrist provides regular vision acuity test as part of a comprehensive eye exam. Dr. Sajban will measure how each eye is seeing by using a wall eye chart and a reading eye chart. The results of these tests are portrayed as a fraction, with 20/20 being the standard for normal distance and reading vision. Depending on the results of your vision test, Dr. Sajban may prescribe corrective glasses, contacts, or eye exercises.
Eye Function Testing
In addition to vision testing, an eye exam in our Falmouth office includes testing eye functionality. Our optometrist performs several 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. The test results enable Dr. Sajban to diagnose any underlying conditions that may be impairing the eyes ability to focus or work together.
As part of a comprehensive eye exam, our Falmouth optometrist examines the overall health of the eye through a visual examination and tonometry. Dr. Sajban evaluates eye health by visually inspecting the eye and eyelids using magnification and a bright light. To examine the internal structures of the eye, we may dilate the pupils. Increased eye pressure may be an indicator of glaucoma, so we utilize tonometry to measure eye pressure. After completing these short tests, Dr. Sajban reviews the results and discusses an treatments with you. Contact us at 508-444-8691 today to schedule a comprehensive eye exam.