Your visual health is just as important as your overall health, which is why doctors stress the importance of regular eye exams for people of all ages and physical health. At Visual Health Doctors of Optometry, we’re dedicated to providing comprehensive eye care services tailored to meet the unique needs of each patient. Our experienced optometrists and friendly staff strive to ensure that every visit is comfortable, informative, and results-driven. As part of our comprehensive eye exam in Alexandria, Virginia, our optometrist will evaluate the health of your eyes using different tests with special diagnostic equipment.
Here are a few of the aspects that set us apart from other optometrists in the area:
Our comprehensive eye exams encompass a thorough analysis of your visual needs, including evaluating your vision, assessing eye health, and determining your prescription needs. Here is what you can expect during your initial eye exam:
During your eye exam in Alexandria, VA, our optometrist will evaluate your vision by measuring your depth perception and assessing your capability to focus on objects both near and far. To inspect the external and internal components of your eyes, our optometrist will use tools such as a slit lamp biomicroscope, a binocular indirect ophthalmoscope, and specialized lenses. In certain tests, eye drops may be used to dilate your pupils. Our skilled optometrist will also conduct a screening for common eye ailments and examine your overall eye health.
For this part of your eye exam, our optometrist will refract your eyes, which is the process of determining your eyeglass or contact lens prescription. We use computerized equipment to perform various measurements which allows us to prescribe the exact prescription that will work best for your eyes. These tests help our optometrist understand how your eyes function for both work and leisure.
Glaucoma is an eye condition characterized by damage to the optic nerve, which can lead to vision loss and even blindness is left untreated. Glaucoma often develops gradually and without any noticeable symptoms, which is why it is important to have regular eye exams to detect and treat it early. As such, our optometrist will measure your eye pressure with a tonometry device. This test includes a gentle “air puff” test to evaluate your eye’s fluid pressure – an elevated pressure can mean a risk factor for glaucoma. It is important to let our optometrist know if you have any family members who have this disease, as a family history can greatly increase your risk of developing glaucoma.
At Visual Health Doctors of Optometry, we use cutting-edge ocular photographic equipment which provides us with advanced digital images of the back of your eye. This technological advancement allows us to detect and manage diseases such as glaucoma, diabetes, and macular degeneration.
Your peripheral vision, what you can see out of the corner of your eye, is just as important as your standard eyesight. This affects your ability to see objects and movement on either side of your direct line of vision. During your comprehensive eye exam, we will test your peripheral vision as it can help the optometrist assess the health of your eye’s optic nerve.
Take advantage of our introductory offer for your complete eye exam starting at only $79. To make your appointment, simply click here or call the Visual Health Doctors of Optometry office nearest to you. We have locations throughout Northern Virginia.
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If you want to learn more about our optometrist practice - where we offer the area's most convenient hours, where we offer a variety of generous payment options, and where your and your child's healthy vision is our top priority - Visual Health Doctors of Optometry is here to serve you!