Eye Exam Terminology

Refraction: Our doctors will determine if visual correction (i.e. glasses, contact lenses, or LASIK) is needed to achieve the best visual acuity possible.

Assessment of Binocular Function: The eyes ability to align and focus properly at all distances.

Slit Lamp Biomicroscopy: The ocular health of the front part of the eyes are examined.

Measurement of Intraocular Pressures: This procedure aids in the diagnosis of glaucoma and other possible diseases.

Dilated Fundus Exam: The health of the retina and structures in the back part of the eye are examined.

Digital Retinal Photography: This technology uses a computer integrated digital imaging system to record a detailed view of the retina. Retinal photography can be used to aid the dilated fundus exam and photo document ocular conditions such as diabetic retinopathy, macular degeneration, and optic nerve disease.

Normal, healthy retina
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Retina with bleeding in the eye due to diabetics
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Macular Degeneration detected with digital photograpy
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