This is an exam done yearly on every patient and takes a comprehensive look at the health of the eye and determines if there is prescription needed. Multiple screening tests are run checking for anything outside of normal limits. If anything is found, then a patient can return for a more in-depth exam.
Medical Office Visit
This exam is used to focus solely on a medical issue that is happening in the eye such as conjunctivitis, dry eye, sudden loss in vision or floaters and spots, etc. Depending on the timing of these issues, it can be classified as an emergency visit but will then most likely have follow up visits labeled as an office visit (OV).
This is a Visual Skills Assessment and is performed by Dr. Hill, Dr. Blom and Dr. Schabauer. This is where our doctors assess in depth the motor function of the eyes and eye muscles, how well the eyes are working together, and how well they are working with the brain to process information. Depending on how this exam turns out, vision therapy may be recommended.
This is a Vision Therapy Progress Evaluation and is performed by Dr. Hill, Dr. Blom and Dr. Schabauer. Throughout a patient’s time completing vision therapy, there are set checkpoints where our doctors will check in to see if the exercises they’ve been doing are helping. They will use those results to decide how to continue their vision therapy track.
Contact Lens Fitting
Also, can be known as an I&R (Insertion and Removal). This appointment is teaching a patient how to put contacts in and take them out. They are also educated on good contact lens practices and hygiene. This is for someone who has never worn contacts before, or who hasn’t worn them in many years.
This exam is to be done when fitting a patient who is new to contacts, outside of a comprehensive with contact lens exam. This evaluation is for the doctor to discuss with the patient (and parents) what type of contact lens will fit best. It also allows the doctor to put the contacts into the eye for the patient, check fit and then check vision.
Contact Lens Follow Up:
(CL f/u). This is a quicker appointment to check how the contacts are working for a patient. This appt checks the pt’s vision and the fit on the actual eye.
This appointment is used for a patient that has experienced some sort of change in vision with their glasses within some amount of time after a comprehensive visit.
Pre and Post-Op LASIK Exams
Pre-Op appointments are used for the doctor to obtain all information on the eyes to make sure they are a proper candidate for LASIK surgery. That information is then sent over to the doctor actually performing the surgery. Post-Op exams are used to monitor the healing process after surgery.
This is a Dilated Fundus Exam. Typically, patients get dilated during the Comprehensive exam if the doctor deems it necessary, but some would rather have the dilation portion rescheduled to a different time or day. This is usually done yearly or every 2 years.
Pre and Post-Op Cataract Exams
Pre-Op appointments are used for the doctor to obtain all information on the eyes to make sure they are a proper candidate for cataract surgery. That information is then sent over to the doctor actually performing the surgery. Post-Op exams are used to monitor the healing process after surgery.
Tixel® uses Thermo-Mechanical Ablation (TMA), a non-laser treatment technology, to transfer thermal energy to the skin around the eyes quickly and safely. This method corrects dry eyes by increasing lubrication and reducing tear evaporation.