An external examination of the eye is performed to evaluate the movements of the eye, the response
of the pupils to light as well as health of the eyelids and surrounding tissues.
Internal examination is performed to
assess ocular health. Most patients will be dilated to some degree for this testing. This allows evaluation for various eye
conditions such as cataracts, glaucoma and macular degeneration. Many systemic health problems such as Diabetes potentially
have ocular side effects that can permanently impair vision.
Refractive assessment is performed to determine the spectacle
or contact lens prescription. Many patients have visual demands related to their occupations and hobbies that require special
All patients over the age of eighteen should be screened for Glaucoma. This test is painless and is especially
important in any patient who exhibits risk factors including other family member(s) with Glaucoma.
Once your visual
examination is completed, the doctor will summarize the findings and will make any necessary recommendations