At Northumberland Optometry, 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. The Ontario Association of Optometrists recommends yearly or bi-yearly eye and vision exams, depending on whether you are at-risk or not.
Eye Exam and Consultation
During an eye exam our doctors 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 and taken into consideration when determining any treatments or recommendations.
Regular vision testing and evaluations ensure that you always have the clearest vision possible. Our optometrists will provide regular vision acuity tests as part of a comprehensive eye exam. We 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.
Eye Function Testing
In addition to vision testing, an eye exam in our 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 us 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 optometrist examines the overall health of the eye through a visual examination and tonometry. The doctor evaluates eye health by visually inspecting the eye and eyelids using magnification and a bright light. To examine the internal structures of the eye, we 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, your optometrist reviews the results and discusses an treatments with you. Please contact us if you wish to schedule a comprehensive eye exam.
Northumberland Optometry provides a wide array of medical eye services including treatment for:
- Dry Eyes
- Retinal Problems
- Corneal Problems
- Diabetic Eye Disease
- Macular Degeneration
- Hypertensive Eye Disease
- Surgical Pre-op and Post-op Care
- Conjunctivitis (Red Eye/Pink Eye)
We utilize advanced diagnostic technology that enables us to gather more information and provide more treatment options. We work closely with other specialists and surgeons in the area to ensure you get the expert help, and we communicate with them on your behalf to ensure your health needs are met.
Comprehensive Eye Exams include assessments of the following:
- Visual Acuity
- Refraction Assessment
- Pupil Test
- Eye Muscle Test
- Retinal Examination
- Slit-lamp Examination
- Eye Pressure