Comprehensive Eye Exams at Delaware Eye Surgeons
Thorough eye exams are an extremely important part of preventative health care. Likewise, early diagnosis of eye conditions that may be asymptomatic is key to successful treatment in preserving the patient’s vision. This is why our eye doctors perform comprehensive eye exams on all our patients.
Our comprehensive eye exams include, but are not limited to:
- Assessment of the patient’s ocular needs
- Evaluation of current vision correction
- Refraction to determine any changes in prescription of glasses and/or contact lenses
- Review of the patient’s general health, any ocular issues and medications
- Glaucoma screening
- Measurement of intraocular pressure with Goldmann Tonometry
- Evaluation of the optic nerve
- Slit lamp exam of the anterior structures of the eyes – allows for diagnosis of any diseases affecting the eyelids, conjunctiva (white part of the eye), cornea (front covering), iris (colored portion) and the lens (behind the iris).
- Dilation of the pupils – allows evaluation of the optic nerve, macula (central vision), blood vessels, vitreous gel (make up the posterior volume of the eye) and retinal tissue (inside lining of the eye) for any ocular or systemic disease.
Depending on the results of the eye exam, our doctors may recommend additional testing to determine the extent of a possible diagnosis. Delaware Eye Surgeons offers the following tests at our practice:
- Pachymetry – measures the thickness of the cornea
- Keratometry – measures the curvature of the cornea
- Corneal Topography and Wavefront Scanning – in-depth measure of the curvature of the cornea
- Autorefractors/iTrace – helps determine refractive errors
- A-scan – measures the length of the eye to determine the correct implant lens power for cataract surgery
- Specular Microscopy – measures the cells on the backside of the cornea
- Visual Field – measures peripheral vision
- Nerve Fiber Analysis – evaluates the quality of the nerve fibers within the optic nerve
- Minor Surgeries – removal of lid lesions and some minor corneal surgeries
- OCT – optical coherence tomography – ultrasound-like images of the anterior segment, optic nerve and macula
- Tear Osmolarity – a test for dry eyes by measuring the osmolarity of the tear film
- ERG – (electroretinogram) determines the risk for Glaucoma and retinal issues
Delaware Eye Surgeons features a state-of-the-art outpatient surgical facility located next door, where Dr. Smith performs cataract, cornea transplant and glaucoma procedures.
Please contact our practice at (302) 993-1300 or use our online appointment request form to schedule your comprehensive eye exam.