Periodic eye and vision examinations are an important part of preventive health care. Many eye and vision problems have no obvious signs or symptoms. As a result, individuals are often unaware that problems exist.
Our doctors are dedicated to providing a comprehensive exam to enhance your vision, comfort and ensure your eyes are healthy.
Eye Exam and Consultation
During an eye exam, Dr. Garratt or Dr. Henwood will ask you questions about any symptoms or issues you are experiencing, medications your 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. Garratt or Dr. Henwood will consider this information when determining any treatments or recommendations.
Regular vision testing and evaluations ensure that you always have the clearest vision possible. Our San Dimas optometrists provide regular vision acuity tests as part of a comprehensive eye exam. Your doctor 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. Garratt or Dr. Henwood may prescribe corrective glasses, contacts, or eye exercises.
Eye Function Testing
In addition to vision testing, an eye exam in our San Dimas office includes testing eye functionality. Our optometrists perform 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 your doctor to diagnose any underlying conditions that may be impairing the eyes ability to focus or work together.
As part of a comprehensive eye exam, our optometrists examine the overall health of the eye through a visual examination and tonometry. Dr. Garratt and Dr. Henwood evaluate 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. Garratt or Dr. Henwood review the results and discusses any necessary treatment options with you.
San Dimas Optometry has incorporated the iWellness Exam, which includes the SD-OCT retinal scan and the Digital Retinal Imaging, as an optional addition to your eye exam. This non-invasive technology, along with a dilated retinal exam, will allow our doctors to evaluate your eyes for ocular diseases in exquisite and stunning detail. Ask about adding iWellness to your upcoming exam.
Contact us at (909) 599-1100 today to schedule a comprehensive eye exam!