Comprehensive Eye Examinations San Diego

Undergoing A Comprehensive Eye Exam

ReVision Optometry is the pioneering eye care practice in San Diego County to include the advanced diagnostic technologies – digital retinal imaging, optical coherence tomography (OCT), and an automated refraction system – as part of every comprehensive eye examination. Our philosophy is to treat our patients as if they are friends and family, placing their interests first and foremost. To this end, we have made the high investment in technology for you and your family’s well-being and peace of mind.

Digital Retinal Imaging

A special camera allows the capture of high-resolution photographs of the retina, the light-sensitive lining inside the eye. The images enable the doctor to diagnose subtle diseases of the eye that can threaten your vision. These images become part of your exam record, available for future comparison.

Optical coherence tomography (OCT)

Like an ultrasound, but using light waves instead of sound, an OCT of the retina non-invasively images the layers of the retina to help detect early macular degeneration and glaucoma.

Automated refraction system

Our sophisticated method of measuring for your eyeglass prescription electronically integrates the measurement of any old glasses (auto-lensometry) with an objective measurement of your eye focusing (autorefraction), a subjective analysis of your eye focusing (subjective refraction) and correlates all these readings to your vision on a digital eye chart. The result is an accurate eyeglass prescription for clear, comfortable vision.

Understanding Your Eye Health

During your comprehensive eye exam, your doctor will carry out tests that will help them determine the overall health of the eye. The exams were created to identify eye conditions or diseases that a patient may be vulnerable to that could affect vision and health.

Eye Focusing, Teaming, and Movement Test
Slit Lamp Test
Tonometry
Dilated Eye Exam
Eye Focusing, Teaming, and Movement Test

Eye Focusing, Teaming, and Movement Test

Your doctor will want to test how your ocular mobility both together and individually. The test will also determine how well your eyes focus, move, and work together. The test will also look for problems that keep your eyes from focusing effectively.

Slit Lamp Test

Slit Lamp Test

Also known as a biomicroscopy, a slip lamp exam is used to examine your eyes for any abnormalities or problems. During the exam, the doctor will place an instrument in front of you that allows you to rest your chin and forehead. Eye drops may be used to help clear your eye for the doctor to see. Using the slit lamp microscope, which is equipped with a high-intensity light, your doctor will look closely at your eyes. At this time, the doctor may capture digital images and use different filters to get different views. This test assists in examining all areas of your eye including the eyelids, sclera, retina, optic nerve, and more.

Tonometry

Tonometry

Tonometry is a method used to measure the pressure in the eye by measuring the firmness of its surface. This eye test helps determine changes in the inner eye pressure. This test is best used to diagnose Glaucoma patients, a disease which causes vision loss and damages the optic nerve.

One of the most commonly used instruments for this technique is called the applanation tonometer. When used, it is usually attached to the slit lamp. The doctor uses an anesthetic to numb a patients eyes and gently presses the tool on the cornea to accurately measure eye pressure.

Dilated Eye Exam

Dilated Eye Exam

Dilation is an important exam that reveals the condition of your optic nerve and retina. Like all other examination, dilation is critical to preventing and treating eye conditions that could potentially lead to blindness. During the exam your doctor will use dilating eye drops that will enlarge your pupils. The drops take between 15 to 30 minutes to take effect. After the pupils are fully dilated the doctor will take a look at the inside of your eye. During this time your vision may be blurry, it is strongly recommended that you avoid driving as the effects of the drops could last anywhere from 4 to 6 hours.