Your Comprehensive Eye Examination
We know it's important to be thorough. That's why we offer state-of-the-art computer-assisted eye health and vision examinations that will uncover hidden, potentially sight-threatening eye disorders and diseases that are not found by a simple vision screening.
What to Expect
- Your exam will take about 1 to 1-1/2 hours.
- When you arrive, you'll be asked to sign in and complete a History Form. You can also print out the History Form, complete it, and bring it with you. You can also click the patient registration tab, and fill it out online.
- We ask about your medical history. Since the eyes are a part of the body, they can be affected by seemingly unrelated health conditions. We must know about your general health and any medications and/or supplements you are taking.
- We also ask you about your occupation and hobbies. We will want to know your specific occupation and recreational vision requirements so we can determine the lens formula that is best for your individual needs.
- A technician will gather important information and process tests the doctor ordered for your exam. The doctor will then meet with you for a consultation.
What the Doctor May Order
- Neurological Screenings: Evaluating the way your eyes work together can tell us if the nerves and muscles controlling your eyes are working properly or require more investigation. This is an often overlooked reason for reading difficulty in children.
- Computerized Visual Field Testing: The visual field is the total area you see at one time, including both your central and peripheral vision. Many eye and general diseases (such as brain tumors, vascular problems, glaucoma, optic nerve diseases, and macular degeneration) show visual field defects as an early sign. Yearly tracking can map any changes in your eye health.
- Zeiss Cirrus HD-OCT: We will analyze the nerves in your eye to detect and track any damage caused by several conditions and medications.
- Optomap® Retinal Exam: A fast and painless way for your doctor to view your retina to detect early signs of eye disease as well as diabetes, heart disease, hypertension, and cancer. This aids in diagnosis by giving several digital images to study, so that even the smallest gradual change can be detected and treated early. Requires no dilation, is not uncomfortable, and takes only seconds.
- QuantifEye® Macular Pigment Optical Density(MPOD) Testing: Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) is a leading cause of blindness in adults. Its effects are both permanent and irreversible, and only in some cases can it be treated. When detected early, AMD is best managed with the use of dietary supplements, and careful monitoring by your doctor. You can now take measures to reduce your risk of developing this disease. The QuantifEye® exam is a light response test that only takes a few minutes. We now screen all patients 20 years and older, and obtain a baseline measurement that allows us to track any changes over time.
- Consultation: All patients and parents will be provided with an explanation of the findings, their significance, the treatment plan, and other options. Your questions will be answered and the solutions to any difficulties will be reviewed.
The Most Accurate Prescription
At Advanced Vision Care we are committed to equipping our office with the most advanced vision testing technology available. The revolutionary TRS HD Computerized Vision Testing System gives the doctor most of what he/she needs to know to optimize your vision needs. We are the first practice in southern Arizona to utilize this specialized technology. Compared to standard manual equipment, the fully computerized TRS HDis a faster, more accurate, and more patient-friendly method of performing eye exams.
Regular Eye Care: The Secret to Preserving Your Sight
Many people equate the need for an eye examination with replacing their eyeglasses. While it's certainly important to see well, undesirable changes in your eyes can occur which do not adversely affect vision in the early stages. Unlike the rest of your body, your eyes rarely hurt when there is something wrong. Do not rely on changes in your vision or broken glasses to remind you of your next appointment. Follow the advice of experts — have your eyes examined on a regular basis. Learn more about "Check Yearly. See Clearly."