At Calhoun Vision, we are pleased to offer a wide range of optometry services for our community! Our experienced optometrists can provide you with thorough eye evaluations, determine if you need corrective lenses and your exact prescription strength, fit you with the appropriate specialty eyewear, and help you pick out the most flattering pair of glasses for your face shape and skin tone.
Our new patient appointments always begin with a comprehensive eye exam. If you are unsure of your family’s eye health history, it’s helpful to research beforehand, so we can better evaluate your own eye health.If you have never had a comprehensive exam, don’t worry! All the tests and exercises are simple and painless.
Comprehensive Eye Exam
A Comprehensive Eye Exam typically includes assessment of:
- Eye dominance
- Intraocular pressure
- Retinal Scan (back of your eye)
- Visual Fields (peripheral vision)
- Pachymetry (corneal thickness)
- Keratometry (extent and axis of astigmatism) Internal and external eye health
- Refraction (correction needed to see clearly and comfortably) Optical Rx(s) based on lifestyle needs
Additional services available during a Comprehensive Exam include:
- Contact Lens Evaluation
- Contact Lens Trials
With our Kowa Fundus cameras we are able to obtain a scan of your retina (the back of your eye), where many signs of ocular disease can be seen. These images allow us to make a diagnosis based on a single scan, as well as monitor conditions over time. Because they provide a better view of the retina than with conventional methods, many of our patients do not need to be dilated.
Our OCT (Optical Coherence Tomographer) scans the retina, retina nerve fiber, and cornea. It uses a non-invasive technique that renders cross section and topographical images. OCT can be used to obtain a baseline for risk factors and when an ocular condition is identified, it is a powerful tool for further diagnosis.
The Humphrey Fields Analyzer is an important tool for disease diagnosis and management. It provides fast and accurate measurements of visual fields (peripheral vision), which allow us to track disease progression and determine when to respond with appropriate interventions.
Macula Risk Macula Risk Testing
In partnership with Arctic Medical Laboratories, we offer Macula Risk and Vita Risk pharmacogenetic testing. Macula Risk testing is generally recommended if you have signs of Macular Degeneration, and will tell you both your risk of disease progression and genetics-based vitamin recommendation. Vita Risk testing is available for patients who have a family history or concern about Macular Degeneration and want to know their genetics-based vitamin recommendation for preventative care. Both tests involve a simple in-office cheek swab. More information can be found at www.macularisk.com.