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Comprehensive Eye Exams

At Willow Eye Clinic, we are dedicated to providing personalized eye care services for patients of all ages. Whether you're a child, teenager, adult, or senior, our team of experienced optometrists and staff are here to ensure your vision and eye health are in the best hands. When we say comprehensive exam, we mean it! Eye exams don't just take care of your glasses prescriptions.  See below for the common areas that we examine during your visit.

 

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Pre-Testing

The experience begins at pre-testing. We will get to know your eyes a little better through briefly discussing any eye related concerns you may have for the visit and your ocular history. Next, a variety of tests are performed with our state-of-the-art testing equipement. The tests may include:

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Auto-Refraction

Using an autorefractor, your refractive error is estimated by analyzing how light is focused on the retina. 

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Intraocular Pressure Measurement

This is the "air-puff" machine that you may recall from your previous eye exams. If you are not a big fan of the "puff," a different method can be used to carry out the testing.  This is important for screening and monitoring conditions like glaucoma.

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Retinal Imaging

Retinal imaging offers a detailed glimpse into the inner workings of your eyes, the retina. While a typical fundus camera captures approximately 30° to 50° of your retinal area, our Ultra-Widefield WRI-1 fundus camera from Cellview captures up to 133° in just one take. 

The Exam

Here are some of the areas the optometrist will examine in the exam room:

  1. Visual acuity test:This test measures your ability to see and read on an eye chart at a specific distance.

  2. Refraction Test: This test determines your prescription for eyeglasses. 

  3. Binocular Vision Assessment: This evaluation assesses how well your eyes work together as a team. 

  4. Slit Lamp Examination: The optometrist uses a specialized microscope called a slit lamp to examine the structures of your eyes, including the cornea, iris, lens, and retina. It helps detect any abnormalities or signs of eye diseases.

  5. Pupil Dilation: In some cases, the optometrist may dilate your pupils using eye drops to get a better view of the retina and optic nerve. This allows for a more thorough examination and aids in detecting conditions such as macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, or retinal tears.

  6. Additional Tests: Depending on your specific needs and any identified concerns, the optometrist may perform additional tests, such as dry eye assessment.

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Additional Services

Contact Lens Fitting

A contact lens fitting is a personalized process that considers your unique eye characteristics and visual needs. It is important to follow the optometrist's recommendations and attend regular check-ups to ensure the ongoing health and comfort of your eyes while wearing contact lenses.

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