At Silver Falls Eyecare, P.C., we are pleased to offer a wide range of optometry services for our community! Our experienced optometrists can provide you with thorough eye evaluations, determine if you need corrective lenses and your exact prescription strength, fit you with the appropriate specialty eyewear, and help you pick out the most flattering pair of glasses for your face shape and skin tone.
Our new patient appointments always begin with a comprehensive eye exam. If you are unsure of your family’s eye health history, it’s helpful to research beforehand, so we can better evaluate your own eye health. If you have never had a comprehensive exam, don’t worry! All the tests and exercises are simple and painless.
The Silver Falls Eyecare, P.C. comprehensive eye exam provides a thorough evaluation of the visual system. Using state-of-the-art technology, our experienced doctors carefully examine not only your eye health but how the eyes and brain work together to enable you to perform work and leisure activities.
All too often, people will avoid seeing an optometrist for an eye exam because their eyes seem to be working “just fine.”
By the time an individual first notices that something might be wrong, most eye health problems have already reached a serious stage. Therefore, any further delay can cause additional damage to the eyes.
Many parents will rely solely upon a school eye exam that consists merely of a simple 20/20 test to determine their child’s eye health. While better than nothing, these school eye tests measure only one aspect of the vision system. A child may suffer from a vision related problem but pass a 20/20 exam without a sign of a problem. This can often lead to the child experiencing learning difficulties and other serious troubles.
Key Benefits of the Silver Falls Eyecare, P.C. comprehensive eye exam:
- Glaucoma testing
- Cataract testing
- Retinal health evaluation
- Refraction (lens testing) for spectacles and contact lenses
- Computerized visual field testing
- Evaluation of visual function:
- Eye movement testing (tracking)
- Eye coordination testing
- Stereopsis (depth perception)
- Peripheral vision
- Color vision
- Accommodative (focusing) flexibility
- Visual Perception
Optomap is a quick and efficient way of monitoring your eye health for early signs of disease before you notice any symptoms. Most patients will be able to bypass routine dilation. The Optomap also allows the doctors to keep a digital photo of your eyes each year and may be used as a comparison in the future.
Getting an Optomap image is quick and painless. It’s like taking a picture of the back of your eye. Nothing touches your eye making it easy for patients of any age. To have an image taken, you simply look into the device one eye at a time (like looking through a keyhole) and you will see a comfortable flash of light to let you know the image of your retina has been taken. The picture is taken in less than a second and the doctor can show you the image during your exam.
In a healthy eye, tears are responsible for the perfectly smooth ocular surface which allows clear vision. Tears also clean and lubricate the eye. Every time we blink, a fresh layer of tears, called the Tear film, spreads over the eye. The Tear film is important for keeping the eye moist and comfortable. Sometimes, the eye may stop producing enough tears or tears evaporate too quickly. This common, often chronic condition is referred to as dry eye syndrome or ocular surface disease (OSD).