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 Eye Care Physician. When eye and vision problems are diagnosed early Eye Care Physicians are able to provide treatment options and, in many cases, restore vision or prevent vision loss. It is recommended to have a yearly or bi-yearly eye and vision exams, depending on whether you are at-risk or not.
Eye Exam and Consultation:
During an eye exam, our doctors 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. The doctor will consider this information when determining any treatments or recommendations.
Regular vision testing and evaluations ensure that you always have the clearest vision possible. Your Hialeah Eye Doctors provide regular vision acuity tests as part of a comprehensive eye exam. Our doctors will measure how well each eye is seeing by using a wall eye chart and a reading eye chart. Depending on the results of your vision test, the doctor may prescribe corrective glasses and/or contacts.
Eye Function Testing:
In addition to vision testing, an eye exam in our Hialeah office includes testing eye functionality. Your Eye Doctor 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 our doctors to diagnose any underlying conditions that may be impairing the eyes' ability to focus or work together.
As part of a comprehensive eye exam, your Hialeah Eye Doctors examines the overall health of the eye through a dilated eye evaluation. Our doctors review the results and discuss any necessary treatment options with you. Contact us at (305) 835-7588 today to schedule a comprehensive eye exam.
Medical Eye Exams Include:
Cornea and External Disease: Diagnosing and treating diseases related to the cornea, sclera and eyelids such as corneal ulcers, conjunctivitis, hordeolum/stye, blepharitis, dry eye syndrome and more.
Glaucoma: Diagnosing, managing and providing treatment of glaucoma and other age-related vision disorders that can create optic nerve damage due to increased ocular pressure.
Diabetic Retinopathy: If you have diabetes it's important that you have a yearly dilated eye exam in order to determine if your diabetes is affecting the back of your eyes, the retina. Our doctors are able to diagnose and manage diabetic retinopathy and, when necessary, refer to a retinal specialist for treatment. In addition, your doctor works with other health professionals, such as primary care physicians and endocrinologists, to provide continuity of patient care for patients who have systemic diabetes.
Macular Degeneration: This is a disease that affects the central part of your vision. Our doctors are able to diagnose and manage macular degeneration by examining the back of the eye, the retina, and by running special testing such as an OCT Retinal Scan which shows the health of the different layers of the macula. Our doctors work with retinal specialists when treatment for macular degeneration is necessary.
Pediatric Eye Care: There is more to vision than seeing 20/20. During a pediatric eye exam, your doctor examines the child's binocular vision to determine if the eyes are working together. Our doctors are able to diagnose strabismus and amblyopia, to provide therapy treatment and, in some cases, refer a patient to a specialist when strabismus surgery is indicated.
Eye Emergencies: Red eyes, sudden vision loss, floaters, eye pain, and corneal or conjunctival foreign bodies are a few eye emergency conditions that your optometrist can diagnose and treat. Our doctors are able to diagnose, manage and treat these conditions as well as refer to the correct specialist when necessary.
Contact lenses are not always an easy solution for every individual suffering with vision problems. Some eye conditions make wearing contacts a difficult proposition. However, this does not rule out wearing contact lenses altogether. It just means that patients will have to discuss the many options with their eye care provider and obtain specialized hard to fit contacts for their specific vision problems.
Reasons for Hard to Fit Contacts:
Finding contact lenses that fit and wearing contact lenses, in general, can be made more challenging when these conditions affect your eyes:
Solutions for Hard to Fit Contacts:
Wearing contacts is not impossible if you suffer from one of the above conditions. You do need to meet with an eye care professional and get prescribed contact lenses that are tailored to deal with your specific vision condition. Our Eye Doctors will recommend which contact lens best fits your eye care needs which include: