Eye Examinations

Regular eye examinations are very important. Early diagnosis and treatment of eye issues are very important, as many eye and vision problems do not have symptoms in the early stages. Your eye health can also be an indicator of other problems, like high blood pressure, diabetes and high cholesterol. So, even if you do not have eye or vision problems, you should have an eye exam at least every two years. But, every year is best!

At any time during your examination, please feel free to ask questions or share your concerns with us.

What to expect at your eye exam

Each person is different and we customize the exam to each patient. But, the following gives you an idea of what to expect at your eye exam.

  • Patient History – You will fill out necessary forms and provide us with information about your overall health history. We’ll want to know what kind of work you do, as certain occupations can impact your eye health. We’ll also ask about your family history of eye and visions problems.
  • Visual Acuity – A variety of techniques, like reading charts, are used to determine your visual acuity. This tells us how clearly each eye is seeing.
  • Preliminary Testing – These test may be used to check certain aspects of visual function and eye health, such as depth perception, color vision, eye muscle movements, peripheral or side vision and the way your pupil responds to light.
  • Keratometry – This measures the curvature of the cornea. The cornea is the clear outer surface of the eye.  A circle of light is focused on the cornea and the reflection is measured. This is important in determining the proper fit for contact lenses.
  • Refraction – Refractions determine the proper lens strength needed to correct nearsightedness, farsightedness or astigmatism. The doctor uses equipment to determine the best lens for your clear vision.
  • Eye Health Evaluation – External examination of the eye includes evaluation of the cornea, eyelids, conjunctiva and surrounding eye tissue using bright light and magnification.
    Evaluation of the lens, retina and posterior section of the eye may be done through a dilated pupil to provide a better view of the internal structures of the eye.
    Tonometry measures eye pressure and will be performed in most cases.  Normal eye pressure ranges from 10 to 21 millimeters of mercury. Anyone with eye pressure greater than 22mm of mercury has an increased risk of developing glaucoma. It’s also important to note that people with normal eye pressure also develop glaucoma.

Treatment of Eye Conditions and Diseases

As providers of comprehensive eye care, we not only diagnose, but also treat, eye conditions and diseases, from dry eyes to glaucoma.

Contact Lenses

There are so many options for contact lenses, with more being developed all the time. But, even with all those choices, it can still be a challenge for some patients to find contacts that work for them. Dr. Stine specializes in handling these tough to fit patients.

Contact lenses offer you freedom from glasses and many prefer the way they look without glasses. You must first have a comprehensive eye examination. Then, we’ll assess the best contact lens for your needs and begin trials with the lenses to determine what is most comfortable and effective for you. Don’t worry; we’ll show you how to place the contacts in your eyes and how to properly care for your contacts and your eyes!