At Eye Four Eye, 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 optometrist. By diagnosing eye and vision conditions early on, our optometrist is able provide treatment options and in many cases restore or prevent vision loss. At Eye Four Eye we believe that eye exams should be taken every 12 months for adults, with an increased frequency for patients with family history and patients over 65 years of age. Furthermore, we believe that children should be tested prior to starting school with yearly reviews to correlate eye health to development and learning.
Eye Exam and Consultation
During an eye exam, Ms. Melanie J Woodhouse will ask you pre examination 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. Ms. Woodhouse 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 Manly optometrist provides regular vision acuity test as part of a comprehensive eye exam. Ms. Woodhouse 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, Ms. Woodhouse may prescribe corrective glasses, contacts, or eye exercises.
Eye Function Testing
In addition to vision testing, an eye exam in our Manly office includes testing eye functionality. Our optometrist 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 Ms. Woodhouse to diagnose any underlying conditions that may be impairing the eyes ability to focus or work together.