At Optical Effects Vision Center, we use a variety of test to examine your eyes. Some are very simple, like reading an eye chart; others are very complex, using state-of-the-art equipment to detect serious eye conditions, such as cataracts, which is the clouding of the lens, and macular degeneration, a leading cause of vision loss in older people.
The first step in the exam process is obtaining a thorough patient history to determine your overall health and to alert Dr. Wlodek of any general health problems. After this review, we begin the testing process.
We measure the sharpness of your vision using a visual acuity panel to measure your distance visual acuity, and a small hand-held chart for near vision.
Color blindness can be hereditary, but it can also be caused by other health problems. We’ll determine if your color vision is perfect or impaired.
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Dr. Wlodek uses an autorefractor which gives him an accurate starting point in determining your prescription. We assess your prescription for distance viewing and, if needed, near and computer distance. Occasionally more than one prescription is necessary, depending on your visual demands and working distance. If computer glasses are needed, it is helpful to know how far the screen is from your eyes.
We test for glaucoma, a disorder that may have few initial symptoms, but can harm the optic nerve which carries information to the brain, and lead to peripheral vision loss. The “air-puff” test we use is a small burst of air aimed at your open eye to calculate the pressure. It is completely painless. However, there are a variety of other methods to determine your eye pressure if you would rather not have the “puff” test.