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Eye and Vision Exams

Eye Exam ImageAt the office of Curtis R. Anderson, O.D, 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, Dr. Anderson 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 age and other risk factors.

Eye Exam and Consultation

During an eye exam, Dr. Anderson 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. Dr. Anderson will consider this information when determining any treatments or recommendations.

Vision Testing

Regular vision testing and evaluations ensure that you always have the clearest vision possible. We provide visual acuity testing and refraction as part of a comprehensive eye exam. Dr. Anderson will measure your level of acuity in each eye at distance and near, and then determine the lens prescription needed. His years of experience with refraction give Dr. Anderson added insight in arriving at just the right prescription for the clearest and most comfortable vision possible. Depending upon the results of your vision test, Dr. Anderson may prescribe corrective glasses, contacts, or eye exercises.

Eye Function Testing

In addition to vision testing, we perform 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 Dr. Anderson to diagnose any underlying conditions that may be impairing the eyes ability to focus or work together.

Eye Health

As part of a comprehensive eye exam, Dr. Anderson examines the overall health of the eye through a visual examination and tonometry (measurement of eye pressure). Dr. Anderson evaluates eye health by visually inspecting the eye and eyelids using magnification and a bright light. To examine the internal structures of the eye, he may dilate the pupils. Increased eye pressure may be an indicator of glaucoma, so we measure intraocular pressure at each exam. After completing these short tests, Dr. Anderson reviews the results and discusses any necessary treatment options with you. Contact us at (785)-843-8200 today to schedule a comprehensive eye exam.

Technology

Although we are proud of our personalized, humanized eye care, we also have the most up-to-date technology needed for evaluating eye health and detecting ocular disease. We have specialized instrumentation for taking photographs of the inside of the eyes, testing of visual fields (peripheral vision), and topographical mapping of the shape of the eye. We also offer OCT (optical coherent tomography) for detailed scanning of the retina and optic nerves for signs of eye disease not apparent on standard examination.