Eye Physicians provides the highest standards of eye care in accordance with the guidelines of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the American Medical Association. A comprehensive eye examination at Eye Physicians, Inc. starts with a detailed history of the patient's systemic and ocular problems as well as any medications they may be taking by mouth or eye drop. The patient's ocular problem is then addressed in detail to establish a history of the problem at hand.
The patient's eyes are usually measured to determine if there is any need for corrective lenses. The patient's intraocular pressure is checked to evaluate for glaucoma. Many other tests may be performed as needed to assess the patient's problem in detail.
The patient is then given eye drops to dilate the pupils. Pupillary dilation enables the physician to examine the eye thoroughly from front to back. Any signs of cataract, glaucoma or retinal disease can be detected with much greater reliability and accuracy when the pupils are dilated.
A comprehensive eye examination provides the patient with a total assessment of his/her ocular health. Any abnormalities found at the time of the examination are discussed at length with the patient to insure that he/she understands the problem and its treatment options completely.
Patients being dilated should plan to bring a driver, and should not drive after dilation.