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Comprehensive Eye Exams

The eye doctor located in Golden Optical wants you to know that dilated eye exams are important to your good vision. Healthy vision requires more than just a quick check with the eye chart – you need regular comprehensive dilated eye exams that give your optometrist a close-up view of the inside of your eyes.

Key elements of a comprehensive dilated eye exam include:

  • Dilation
  • Tonometry
  • Visual field test
  • Visual acuity test

During dilation, your optometrist will administer eye drops to enlarge your pupils. Tonometry uses a puff of air to help your optometrist detect elevated eye pressure associated with glaucoma. A visual acuity test measures how well you see at various distances, while a visual field tests measures your peripheral vision.

Children’s Eye Exams

Eye Exams are a Crucial Part of a Child’s Development

One of the best parts of being a kid is getting to experience the world around you. If your child is struggling with eye sight, it could limit their ability to learn and grow; especially because roughly 80% of kids’ school experience is visual. The best way to catch and address vision problems in your child is through regular eye exams. Contact us to set up an eye exam appointment for your child today.

How Often Should Your Child Have an Eye Exam?

You should bring your child in for their first eye exam at about 6 months old. After that, it’s best to have their eyes examined at age 3, and then again just before kindergarten (age 5 or 6). Once your kids hit school age, they should see an optometrist every two years, or as often as your optometrist recommends.

What Our Kids’ Eye Exams Look Like At Our Office

We pride ourselves in offering engaging and comprehensive children’s eye exams. Our staff make a point of putting your children at ease and making the process fun for them. Kids love to learn, so we take the opportunity to teach your child about the structure and function of the human eye while we conduct the examination.

Testing What Your Child Sees

We’ll test acuity, functionality, and overall health, keeping an eye out for any indication of disease. It’s also a good opportunity to make sure their prescription hasn’t changed. From there, we’ll go over your child’s results with you, answer your questions, and talk about any necessary treatment options.

Dry Eye Evaluation and Treatment

What is Dry Eye?

Tears are a product our body makes to lubricate, clean, and maintain our eyes. When something goes wrong in that process, it causes dry eye. Sometimes, our bodies don’t create enough tears. Other times, our tears aren’t formulated properly, causing the moisture to evaporate too quickly from the surface of the eye. Either way, we’re left feeling irritated and uncomfortable.

Dry eye is more than just an annoyance. Without appropriate lubrication, your eye can become inflamed and sometimes permanently damaged. If your eyes feel consistently dry, it’s important to see an optometrist.

Symptoms of Dry Eye

  • Gritty sensation
  • Redness
  • Sensitivity to light
  • Aching, burning, or dry sensation
  • Heavy or fatigued eyes
  • Blurry vision
  • Wake Family Eye Care Specializes in Dry Eye

When you’re suffering the constant discomfort of dry eye, it’s hard to focus on anything else. That’s why we specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of dry eye. We take a special interest in all the most recent discoveries in dry eye treatment so we can give you the most effective solution, restoring your comfort.

Finding the Cause of Dry Eye With Meibography

Meibum is an oil, secreted through the meibomian glands, which keeps your tears from evaporating too quickly. In order to accurately treat dry eye, we need to examine your meibomian glands and make sure they’re functioning properly. We do this with a process called meibography. Using a special kind of magnification, we’ll take a close look at these glands, searching for any indication of blockage or engorgement.