At Harbison Eye Care, our goal is to provide comprehensive eye care for the whole family. Routine eye exams are important in maintaining overall eye health. Certain eye conditions and vision problems do not have obvious signs or symptoms but are easily diagnosed by a licensed Optometrist. By diagnosing visual problems early on, our doctors are able to provide treatment options that restore vision and prevent further vision loss. The American Optometric Association (AOA) recommends yearly or bi-yearly comprehensive eye exams and the staff at Harbison Eye Care is happy to offer these services to the greater Philadelphia area.
Eye Exam and Consultation
During a routine eye exam, our doctors will ask you a series of questions regarding your symptoms and/or any issues you may be experiencing. Previous medical/ocular history will also be discussed including systemic conditions and any current medication. All this information will be considered during the examination to ensure proper treatment.
Routine testing is important to maintain clear and comfortable vision. Our Philadelphia-based Optometrist provides visual acuity testing through the use of distance and reading eye charts. The results of these tests are portrayed as a fraction, with 20/20 being the standard for normal vision. During the exam, the doctor will find a prescription for glasses or contact lenses to ensure best possible vision.
Eye Function Testing
In addition to visual testing, a comprehensive exam in our Philadelphia office includes monitoring eye function. Our doctors perform several tests to evaluate depth perception, color vision, eye muscle capabilities, peripheral vision, and responsiveness to light. Several other tests are conducted to determine whether the eyes are focusing and moving properly. The results help our Optometrist diagnose any underlying conditions that may be impairing the ability for our eyes to work together.
Our Philadelphia office offers ocular health checks as part of our routine eye exams. The Optometrist will evaluate eye health by visually inspecting the eye and eyelids using magnification and bright lights. To examine the internal structures of the eye, we may dilate the pupils or perform digital scans with our new, up-to-date technology. Through these routine health checks, our doctors can rule out conditions such as high blood pressure and diabetes. It is also important to regularly check eye pressure as increased pressure may be an indicator for glaucoma. After completing the visual and health checks, the doctor will review all findings and discuss any further testing or necessary treatment options with you. Please contact us at 267-360-6944 today to schedule a comprehensive eye exam.