To maintain good vision and to keep eyes healthy, our doctors recommend that patients have an annual comprehensive eye examination. These exams are vital to maintaining good vision and reducing the chances of vision loss due to disease.
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Comprehensive Eye Examinations
A comprehensive eye exam is the first step to your overall eye health. At Atlantic Eye we pride ourselves on the thoroughness of our eye exams. Your eye exam will, at the very least, include a refraction (check for glasses), intraocular pressure check, and a dilation of the eye to examine the back of the eye.
With our dedication to new technology and highly regarded staff we are able to provide our patients with leading-edge procedures and quality care.
If you have not yet scheduled your annual eye exam, you can schedule one online or by calling our central office’s main switchboard at (732) 222-7373.
IF YOU HAVE THESE SIGNS
Complaints of blurry sight or double vision?
Difficulty focusing on close or distant objects?
Frequent squinting and headaches?
Sensitivity to light or glare?
The objective of an eye exam
The goal of a comprehensive eye exam is to maintain good vision and to keep eyes healthy. Our doctors recommend that patients have routine eye examinations every 1 to 3 years. These examinations are vital to maintaining vision and reducing the chances of vision loss due to disease.
During your visit
During your visit our doctors will assess your eye health by testing how well your eyes focus, how well they work together, how well you see close up and far away. We will look for signs of eye diseases and talk about your lifestyle. If you need vision correction, we will find the best solution to improve your vision.
BEFORE AN EYE EXAM
We recommend that you bring any current glasses or contact lenses and a list of medications you are currently taking. You will be asked for your insurance card and to complete several forms regarding your health and medications.
At Atlantic Eye your doctor will thoroughly evaluate eye health and vision. For general examinations, eyes will be dilated. This allows us to perform a complete assessment of the retina, as well as check for any evidence of other common eye diseases. In addition, Atlantic Eye would also test patients for glaucoma, eye movement disorders, and visual acuity.
A basic eye exam involves a series of tests to evaluate your vision and check for eye diseases. Your eye doctor may use a variety of instruments, shine bright lights directly at your eyes and request that you look through an array of lenses.
Eye muscle test — Your eye doctor watches your eye movements as you follow a moving object, such as a pen or small light, with your eyes. He or she looks for muscle weakness, poor control or poor coordination.
Refraction assessment — If light rays don’t focus perfectly on the back of your eye, you have a “refractive error.” Having a refractive error may mean you need some form of correction, such as glasses, contact lenses or refractive surgery.
Visual field test — The visual field test determines whether you have difficulty seeing in any areas of your overall field of vision.
Color vision testing — If you have difficulty distinguishing certain colors, your eye doctor may screen your vision for a color deficiency. To do this, your doctor shows you several multicolored dot-pattern tests.
Slit-lamp examination — A slit lamp is a microscope that magnifies and illuminates the front of your eye with an intense line of light. Your doctor uses this device to examine the eyelids, lashes, cornea, iris, lens and fluid chamber between your cornea and iris.
Retinal examination — A retinal examination allows your doctor to evaluate the back of your eye, including the retina, the optic disk and the underlying layer of blood vessels that nourish the retina.
Screening for glaucoma — Tonometry measures the fluid pressure inside your eye. This test helps your eye doctor detect glaucoma, a disease that damages the optic nerve.
AFTER THE EXAM
After your examination you may experience some blurriness of vision and light sensitivity due to the dilating drops. It is best if you bring a pair of sunglasses to wear to protect your eyes. You will need to arrange for a family member, friend or driver to help you get back home safely.
If your doctor finds that you need glasses due to a condition, you would be referred to our optical facility where you would meet with our expert Opticians. They will fill prescriptions for eyeglasses, including assembling, fitting and may even recommend contact lenses as a viable option.
Request an appointment
To meet with one of our doctors, please fill out our online appointment form below. Please call to speak with one of our Office Administrators from one of our 4 office locations, to confirm your appointment availability and office location directions.