Eye Exams and Contact Lens Exams Portland Oregon
Eye Department offers the most comprehensive eye exams in Portland using the latest eye care technology. Annual eye exams by Dr. Annie Bacon, your Portland Optometrist at Eye Department: Eye Care & Eyewear, are an important part of caring for your eyes, vision, and overall health. A comprehensive eye exam is the best way to protect against vision loss and detect eye problems and systemic disease. An eye exam is the best way to look into the body without invasive blood testing or surgery.
8 Health Problems That Can Be Detected Through an Eye Exam
- High blood pressure
- Heart disease
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Thyroid disorder
- Parkinson’s disease
- Multiple sclerosis
Many vision threatening eye diseases such as glaucoma, macular degeneration, cataracts, or diabetic retinopathy have no or minimal symptoms until the disease has progressed. Patients over 50 should have an annual eye exam at Eye Department in Portland, Oregon.
A comprehensive eye exam at Eye Department will include:
- Measurement of your visual acuity to see if you need glasses or contact lenses to improve your vision.
- An examination of the retina allows the Eye Department Optometrist to view the back of your eye.
- Measurement of your eye pressure also referred to as intraocular pressure testing. Eye Department does NOT use the “puff of air” test. Eye Department eye exams utilize the latest tonometry instrument called the iCare Tonometer. This device feels like a slight tickle against your eye and provides highly accurate measurements.
- During a dilated eye exam, you will be given a dilation drop to expand your pupils. Dr. Annie Bacon recommends dilated eye exams for patients so that she may get the best view inside of your eyes. Dilating your pupil lets more light into your eye — similar to an open window allowing light into a dark room. Dilation helps Eye Department Optometrists check for many common eye problems, including diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma, and age-related macular degeneration (AMD)
- Evaluation of the health of your eyes. After the dilating drops take effect, Eye Department Optometrists will use lights and imaging devices to evaluate the front of the eye and the inside of each eye.
Results from an Eye Department eye exam include:
- Whether you need vision correction.
- Whether your eyes are healthy and working together.
- Whether your vision is healthy, or you have cataracts, a disease called glaucoma or retinal disorders, such as macular degeneration or diabetic retinopathy
If you need corrective lenses, Dr. Annie will give you a prescription for glasses. If your eye exam yields other abnormal results, Dr. Annie will discuss with you the next steps for further testing or for treating an underlying condition.