A Comprehensive Eye Examination will include a visual assessment, prescription measurement, binocular vision assessment to measure eye alignment and coordination and a full assessment of your ocular health. You have the option of including a digital retinal photograph and an OCT scan which images the back of the eye. Using our state-of-the-art equipment, we screen for all eye diseases including dry eyes, glaucoma, cataracts and macular degeneration. Your doctor will take time to answer all your questions and tailor a treatment plan just for you.
COMPREHENSIVE EYE EXAM
Do I Need an OCT Scan?
Example of a normal OCT scan of the macula
An OCT scan is three dimensional scan of the ten layers of the retina. Your optometrist will likely recommend a baseline scan for all new patients and routine scans if you have a family history of certain eye diseases or if you are over the age of 40. The OCT is extremely useful in detecting early glaucoma and macular disease because it allows your doctor to see behind the surface of the retina. A digital photograph of the surface of the retina is taken at the same time as your OCT scan. The test is non-invasive, safe, and takes only a few minutes.