Eye and Vision Exams

Eye Exam Image At Primary Vision Care, we strive to provide comprehensive and primary eye care for everyone. 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 and are often treatable. By diagnosing eye and vision conditions early on, Dr. Tart 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. Tart will ask you questions about any symptoms or issues you are experiencing, medications you are currently taking, 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. 

Vision Testing

Regular vision testing and evaluations ensure that you always have the clearest vision possible. Our services provide regular visual acuity tests as part of a comprehensive eye exam. 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. Tart may prescribe corrective glasses, contacts, or eye exercises.

Eye Function Testing

In addition to visual testing, an eye exam includes testing eye functionality. Several tests are performed to evaluate depth perception, colored vision, eye muscular 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. Tart to diagnose any underlying conditions that may be impairing the eyes ability to focus or work together.

Eye Health

As part of a comprehensive eye exam, the overall health of the eye is also examined through a visual examination and tonometry. Dr. Tart 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 may dilate the pupils. Increased eye pressure may be an indicator of glaucoma, so we utilize tonometry to measure eye pressure. After completing these short tests, Dr. Tart reviews the results and discusses any necessary treatment options with you. Contact us at (910) 803-0555 today to schedule a comprehensive eye exam.

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