At Mira Mesa Optometry, 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 provide treatment options and in many cases restore or prevent vision loss. The American Optometric Association recommends yearly or bi-yearly eye and vision exams, depending on whether you are at-risk or not.
Eye Exam and Consultation
During an eye exam, Dr. Orlando Guiang will ask you questions about any symptoms or issues you are experiencing, medications you are currently taking, any blurry vision, 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. Guiang will consider this information when determining any treatments or recommendations.
Eye Function Testing
A comprehensive exam begins in the Pretest room with state-of-the-art equipment that is used to gather information about your status before the doctor sees you. These instruments will give an approximation of your prescription, measure eye pressure, provide a digital image of your retina and assess your peripheral vision. Other tests are also conducted that evaluate your color vision and depth perception. The doctor will do further tests to determine whether the eyes are focusing, moving, and working together properly. The test results enable the doctor to diagnose any underlying conditions that may be impairing the eyes ability to focus or work together.
Our doctors then conduct further testing in the exam room and will utilize the Marco RT5100 automated phoropter to accurately determine whether or not you require a prescription. 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, the doctor may prescribe corrective glasses, contacts, or eye exercises.
As part of a comprehensive eye exam, our optometrists examine the overall health of the eye with the use of slit lamp biomicroscope. This allows the doctor to obtain a magnified 3D view of both the outer and inner structures of your eye. A dilated examination is often recommended to enhance and expand the view of the inside of your eye allowing our doctors to inspect for cataracts, glaucoma, retinal holes, tears, degenerations or detachments. After completing these tests, our doctors will review the results and discusses any treatment options with you. Contact us at (858)566-6670 today to schedule a comprehensive eye exam.