At Atlanta Vision Cataract & Laser Center, 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 medically trained optometrist. By diagnosing eye and vision conditions early on, Dr. Leonard Achiron or Dr. David O’Day is able to provide treatment options and in many cases restore or prevent vision loss. The American Optometric Association recommends yearly or bi-yearly eye and vision exams, depending on whether you are at-risk or not.
During an eye exam, the optometrist 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 during this part of the examination. Your optometrist 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 Atlanta optometrist provides regular vision acuity testing as part of a comprehensive eye exam. They will measure how each eye is seeing by using a wall eye chart and a reading eye chart. The results of these tests are portrayed as a fraction, with 20/20 being the standard for normal distance and reading vision. Depending on the results of your vision test, your optometrist may prescribe corrective glasses, contacts, or eye exercises.
In addition to vision testing, an eye exam in our Atlanta, GA office includes testing eye functionality. One of our optometrists 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 your optometrist to diagnose any underlying conditions that may be impairing the eyes ability to focus or work together.
As part of a comprehensive eye exam, our Atlanta eye doctors examine the overall health of the eye through a visual examination and tonometry. They evaluate eye health by visually inspecting the eye and eyelids using magnification and a bright light. To examine the internal structures of the eye, they may dilate the pupils. Increased eye pressure may be an indicator of glaucoma, so we utilize tonometry to measure eye pressure. After completing these short tests, they review the results and will discuss any needed treatments with you.
One of the many complaints patients have is about having to have their eyes dilated. The Atlanta Vision Cataract & Laser Center uses the new Optos technology. Now the doctors are able to perform retinal exams in less than a second without dilation. The Optos retinal scanner uses two lasers of different wavelengths and a mirror to take a scan of the back of the eye, or retina, through the undilated iris. The optometrists can see nearly the whole retina at once, compared with just a small piece of it at a time using traditional methods.
Atlanta Vision Cataract & Laser Center is one of only two vision practices in Atlanta to have this new technology. It was a big investment, but it makes Atlanta Vision Center very efficient as a practice. A technician can do the retina scan with the patient, and then when they come to see the doctor they can view a high-resolution image on a computer in front of the patient.
From this image, the doctor is able to see tiny changes in blood flow, tumors or problems such as macular degeneration, glaucoma, retinal tears or detachments, and save them for later comparison.
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