Adult and teen eye examinations include a thorough eye and medical history, peripheral vision screening, computerized auto-refraction, neurologic screening, distance and near refraction (vision testing), eye coordination and focusing testing, complete glaucoma evaluation, and a thorough external and internal eye health (retinal) examination. Eye examinations are performed by Dr. Waterman, Dr. Ohlbaum, or Dr. Van Slyke, not by a technician, as may be the case in some other offices.
Eye examinations for patients age 20-60 are generally recommended every one to two years. Contact lens wearers need to be examined annually. Adults over age 60 should be examined annually due to increased risk of cataracts, glaucoma, and other eye disease. It is of critical importance that diabetics should have an annual dilated or Optomap retinal examination.
While you will likely find the examination here to be quite "high tech", we have not lost sight of the importance of a comfortable doctor-patient relationship. At the conclusion of your examination, the doctor will review the exam findings with you, make recommendations for eyeglasses or contact lenses if needed, and explain the status of your eye health.
Our Doctors provide diagnosis and medical treatment for many common eye conditions including dry eyes, infections, injuries, allergies, cataracts, and glaucoma. If medical or surgical treatment is needed that we cannot provide, you will be promptly referred to a specialist of your choosing or one recommended by our doctors.