At Ogata EyeCare, we provide comprehensive, primary eye care for the whole family. Preventative and routine eye exams are important to maintaining good eye health and comfortable vision. Often, eye and vision problems do not have obvious symptoms or signs, but are easily diagnosed by a licensed optometrist. By diagnosing eye and vision conditions early on, our optometrists are able to provide treatment options and in many cases restore or prevent vision loss. The American Optometric Association recommends yearly eye and vision exams, whether you are at-risk or not.
Eye Exam and Consultation
During an eye exam, our doctors will ask you questions about any symptoms or issues you are experiencing related to your vision and your ocular comfort, as well as medications you are currently taking and your overall health. Family history and previous eye or vision conditions will also be discussed during this part of the examination. Your doctor will also ask how you use your eyes, from workplace to hobbies. They will consider all of this information when determining any treatments or recommendations.
Regular vision testing and evaluations ensure that you always have the clearest vision possible. Our optometrists provide in-depth visual acuity testing as part of your comprehensive eye exam. During this part of your exam, your doctor will measure how each eye is seeing by using a distance vision eye chart and a near 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, your doctor may prescribe corrective glasses, contact lenses, or eye exercises.
Eye Function Testing
In addition to acuity testing, our optometrists test your eye functionality. We use 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 will enable your doctor to diagnose any underlying conditions that may be impairing your eyes' ability to focus or work together.
As part of a comprehensive eye exam, our optometrists examine the overall health of the eye using state-of-the-art instruments including tonometry, biomicroscopy, ophthalmoscopy, and retinal digital photography. They will evaluate all aspects of your eye health from visually inspecting the eye and eyelids to examining the internal structures of the eye using magnification and bright lights. After completing these short tests, your doctor will review the results with you and discuss any necessary treatment options as well as preventive measures you can take to keep your eyes healthy.
Contact us today at our Portland location (503) 281-1115 or our Tigard location (503) 624-0666 to schedule a comprehensive eye exam. We look forward to seeing you!