Medical Eye Exams
At Jeffries Eye Associates, 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 eye physician. By diagnosing eye and vision conditions early on, our physicians are able provide treatment options and in many cases restore or prevent vision loss. The American Academy of Ophthalmology recommends yearly or bi-yearly eye and vision exams, depending on your age and whether you are at-risk or not.
Eye Exam and Consultation
During an eye exam, the doctor and technicians will ask you questions about any symptoms or issues you are experiencing, medications your 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. 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. Our Rogers physicians provide regular vision acuity test as part of a comprehensive eye exam. A technician will measure how each eye is seeing by using a wall eye chart and a reading eye chart. 20/20 is the the standard for normal distance and reading vision.
Eye Function Testing
In addition to vision testing, an eye exam in our Rogers office includes testing eye functionality. Our doctors or technicians will perform 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 the doctor to diagnose any underlying conditions that may be impairing the eyes ability to focus or work together. Further testing may be necessary.
As part of a comprehensive eye exam, our eye care specialists examine the overall health of the eye through a visual examination and tonometry. The evaluate your eye health by visually inspecting the eye and eyelids using magnification and a bright light. To examine the internal structures of the eye, for most of our patients, we will dilate the pupils. Increased eye pressure may be an indicator of glaucoma, so we utilize tonometry to measure eye pressure. After completing these thorough tests, our doctors review the results and discuss treatment options with you.
Contact us at (479) 631-8900 today to schedule a comprehensive medical eye exam.