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At L.P. Britt, PA, we strive to provide comprehensive, primary eye care for the whole family. Preventative and routine eye exams are important to maintaining good eye health. 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 optometrist is able to provide treatment options and in many cases restore or prevent vision loss. The American Optometric Association recommends yearly vision exams.
During an eye exam, Dr. Britt will ask you questions about any symptoms, issues or blurry vision you are experiencing, medications you are currently taking, your work environment, and your overall health. Family history and previous eye or vision conditions will also be discussed during this part of the examination. Dr. Britt will consider this information when determining any treatments or recommendations.
Regular vision testing and evaluations ensure that you always have the clearest vision possible. We provide a regular vision acuity test as part of a comprehensive eye exam. Dr. Britt will measure how each eye is seeing by using a wall eye chart and a 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, Dr. Britt may prescribe corrective glasses, contacts, or eye exercises.
In addition to vision testing, an eye exam in our office includes testing eye functionality. Our optometrist performs 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 enable Dr. Britt to diagnose any underlying conditions that may be impairing the eyes' ability to focus or work together.
As part of a comprehensive eye exam,Dr. Britt examines the overall health of the eye through a visual examination and tonometry. Dr. Britt evaluates eye health by visually inspecting the eye and eyelids using magnification and a bright light. To examine the internal structures of the eye,we use an Optomap retinal scanner or we may dilate the pupils. Increased eye pressure may be an indicator of glaucoma, so we use tonometry to measure eye pressure. After completing these short tests, Dr. Britt reviews the results and discusses treatments with you. Contact us at (662) 844-3436 today to schedule a comprehensive eye exam.