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Providing Eye Care Services To Families in Sacramento

two girlswith 20/20 visionEye exams and contact lens fittings, co-management of laser vision correction and corneal mapping, our optometrists provide comprehensive eye care to patients of all ages in Sacramento, California. We also diagnose and treat eye conditions such as glaucoma, the diabetic eye, and dry eye.

Find out why it’s so important to have complete eye exams on a regular basis below.

Why is a Routine Eye Exam an Important Part of Maintaining Healthy Vision?

When individuals consider their health and well-being, they often do not even consider their overall eyecare and shape that their eyes are in. However the eyes are relied upon more heavily than just about every other component of the body system. Since this is so, it is very important that you retain the health of your eyes to ensure that you can continue to depend upon them to get you through the day. Of course, there are numerous ways to approach preserving your eyesight, however the singular most imperative thing you need to do is schedule a complete eye examination.

It doesn’t matter who you are or what your age is, a comprehensive eye examination will go a long way in the direction of making sure that your eyesight stays precise and healthy. The eye exam can be completed by your eye doctor at Sacramento Optometric Group. The eye doctor is certified to provide their patients an in depth assessment that involves several of the tests we will discuss below. If you have not been to the optometrist in more than a year, make an appointment for an eye examination as early as feasible. So, let’s have a look at several of the things that an eye doctor looks for at the time of your exam, and what they will do to remedy the problem.

What tests are involved in an eye exam?

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Optometrists specialize in eyesight. Determining refractive errors - nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism - often using an eye chart, a phoropter or hand-held lenses, and/or an autorefractor machine and providing a prescription for corrective lenses so you can see your best and focus at all distances make up a major part of the comprehensive eye exam. These tests are completely painless. Your eye doctor will explain the results of your vision tests and discuss treatment options with you, which usually include eyeglasses and contact lenses.

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Eye Coordination

There are numerous other conditions that your optometrist will be looking for during your eye exam. For instance, amblyopia, or lazy eye, which may be caused by a low stimulation of vision by the optic nerve to the brain, can get worse if it is not managed by an eye doctor. Your eye doctor will also look for strabismus, eye problem in which the eyes do not properly coordinate. This condition inhibits the patient's depth perception, and therefore should certainly be diagnosed by an optometrist as soon as possible. Tests will also be done to screen for binocular vision problems and convergence insufficiency.

Eye Disease Screening

Perhaps the most important part of eye health, eye diseases - including macular degeneration, glaucoma and diabetic retinopathy - can impact vision and quality of life. Since there are usually no noticeable symptoms at first, your eye doctor will check your eyes to detect early signs of disease to prevent vision loss. We use advanced technology like Digital Retinal Imaging every year, because the earlier an eye disease is diagnosed and treated, the better the prognosis. Talk to your optometrist to find out if you're at risk, and discuss how often to come for a comprehensive eye exam.

Why not just a vision screening test?

Finally, it is critical that the distinction be made when comparing a basic vision screening and a complete eye checkup. Many people assume that by having a registered nurse or primary care medical professional conduct a vision screening they are achieving a sufficient level of eye care. What they do not realize, however, is the fact that the vision screening involves reading from an eye chart, but does not take into account the other numerous eye health problems and disorders that you may have. So, by getting a comprehensive eye examination carried out by a professional eye doctor at least once a year on a consistent basis, you can be sure your eyes are recieving the proper eye care they require.

Our services include:

  • Learn more about what problems can be spotted with an eye exam, what’s involved in a comprehensive exam, and special considerations for kids and contacts.
  • When scheduling an pediatric eye exam at our office in Sacramento, choose a time when your child is usually alert and happy.  Learn about comprehensive pediatric eye exams. Watch the Video.  
  • Learn about the conditions of Myopia, Hyperopia and Astigmatism from this great video.
  • We appreciate the trust and confidence you place in us to provide you with your best eye health and sight correction. Here’s what you may expect and what we request in order to make your office visit effective and efficient for you.
  • Used to detect diseases such as diabetes and macular degeneration, it is critical to confirming the health of the retina, optic nerve and other retinal structures.
  • A non-invasive medical imaging technique for mapping the surface curvature of the cornea, the outer structure of the eye.
  • We use the most up-to-date technology to ensure the best eye care possible. Learn about the different types of tests and equipment you may experience on a visit to our Practice.
  • Dry eyes result from the chronic lack of lubrication and moisture on the surface of the eye, which can cause minor irritations, an inability to wear contact lenses and an increased risk of corneal inflammation and eye infections.
  • If you're ready for an alternative to glasses and/or contacts, LASIK may be the right solution for you!
  • Look to us for co-management of LASIK, cataract, and other ocular surgery.
  • Eye injuries range from the very minor such as getting soap in your eye, to the catastrophic such as chemical exposures or lacerations, which could result in permanent loss of vision. Find out when to seek immediate medical care.
  • Worried that you may have an eye condition? Take one of our informative interactive self-tests
  • Annual eye exams are vital to maintaining your vision and overall health. We offer the optomap® Retinal Exam as an important part of our eye exams.
  • We diagnose and manage ocular diseases such as Glaucoma, Macular Degeneration, Diabetic Retinopathy and Cataracts.
  • Measures the quality of your side vision (peripheral vision). Usually involves covering one eye and focusing the other on a fixed point in front of you, while describing what you can see on the “periphery” of your vision.
  • Sports eyewear can give you the performance edge you're seeking for just about any sport (tennis, racquetball, etc.) or recreational activity (hunting, fishing, etc.). It can also provide the safety and eye protection you need as well.
  • Although increased inner eye pressure is a significant indication of glaucoma, it is not fully conclusive as a diagnosis. Only a professional, comprehensive eye exam can confirm if you do or do not have glaucoma.