Eye and Vision Exams
Do you see as well as you used to?
Have your vision checked every year. Serious eye and other general medical conditions can be diagnosed during eye exams. Your eye exam includes a health history, comprehensive refraction, and eye coordination tests. We will also inspect your optic nerve and retina, and measure your glaucoma test pressures. Get the care you need right here with a quality, comprehensive exam. Be advised that Dr. Cargill works together with many area eye specialists should referral be necessary.
Your child’s eyesight is critical to success in school
An estimated one-quarter of children suffer in school because of an undiagnosed vision problem. Your child’s eyes should be examined at age 4, or age 3 if there is a family history of eye conditions. Protect your child’s vision with eye and vision exams to catch minor problems before they get more serious. There are common signs that can indicate vision problems.
- Squinting, rubbing or blinking the eyes frequently
- Having trouble seeing the blackboard at school
- Using a finger as a place mark when reading
- Closing or covering one eye to focus
- Holding reading materials close to the face
- Red or crusty eyes
Eye Exam and Consultation
During an eye exam, Dr. Charles Cargill will ask you questions about any symptoms or issues you are experiencing, medications your are currently taking, any blurry vision, your work environment, and your overall health. Family history and previous eye or vision conditions will also be discussed during this part of the examination. Dr. Cargill will consider this information when determining any treatments or recommendations.
Regular vision testing and evaluations ensure that you always have the clearest vision possible. Our Wexford optometrist provides regular vision acuity tests as part of a comprehensive eye exam. Dr. Cargill will measure how each eye is seeing by using a wall eye chart and a reading eye chart. The results of these tests are portrayed as a fraction, with 20/20 being the standard for normal distance and reading vision. Depending on the results of your vision test, Dr. Cargill may prescribe corrective glasses, contacts, or eye exercises.
Eye Function Testing
In addition to vision testing, an eye exam in our Wexford office includes testing eye functionality. Our optometrist performs several tests to evaluate depth perception, color vision, eye muscle capabilities, peripheral vision, and responsiveness to light. Several other simple tests are completed to determine whether the eyes are focusing, moving, and working together properly. The test results enable Dr. Cargill to diagnose any underlying conditions that may be impairing the eyes ability to focus or work together.
As part of a comprehensive eye exam, our Wexford optometrist examines the overall health of the eye through a visual examination and tonometry. Dr. Cargill evaluates eye health by visually inspecting the eye and eyelids using magnification and a bright light. To examine the internal structures of the eye, we may dilate the pupils. Increased eye pressure may be an indicator of glaucoma, so we utilize tonometry to measure eye pressure. After completing these short tests, Dr. Cargill reviews the results and discusses any necessary treatment options with you. Contact us at (724) 935-5761 today to schedule a comprehensive eye exam.