Yearly eye exams are imperative for keeping eyes healthy and in shape. At the offices of Jerry Wake, we remind patients of their eye exam in Willowbrook so they can come in and have testing. We check for glaucoma and cataracts, do a thorough inspection of the inner eye and retina, and perform a slit lamp test as well as refraction if needed for eyeglasses or contact lenses. Other tests include a visual acuity test, indirect ophthalmoscopy and a tonometry test.
Your eye exam in Willowbrook includes an ophthalmoscopy, which is mounted on the head of the patients while a lens is held close to the eye. It allows us to see a much wider view of the back of the eye and a great field of depth to check for many types of eye conditions and diseases such as glaucoma, high blood pressure, diabetes or tumors in the eye. With this test we can diagnose and then treat these diseases so that patients can be treated right away before they get worse. Another exam is called a tonometry test, which measures the intraocular pressure in the eye. The eye contains fluid, and if there is an indication of high pressure, this could mean glaucoma, which affects the intraocular pressure inside the eye.
Eye conditions like glaucoma, cataracts and diabetic retinopathy are important to catch right away because they can be treated before they get worse and cause vision loss or blindness. Our eye exam in Willowbrook is designed to check for these eye conditions as well as any nearsightedness or farsightedness that may be present so that we can perform a refraction for eyeglasses. We carry a wide variety of glasses and lenses in all sizes and budget ranges, so there’s something for everyone. If you find that you need an adjustment to your prescription, just give us a call.