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At Edmonds Eye Associates, we strive to provide comprehensive eye care for the whole family. Preventative and routine eye exams are important to maintaining clear and efficient vision. We also will review your general health and fitness as good health will help maintain good vision throughout your life.  Often, eye and vision problems do not have obvious symptoms or signs, but are easily diagnosed by an experienced eye doctor. By diagnosing eye and vision conditions early on, our optometrists are able to 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, our doctors  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 examinationThe doctor will consider this information when determining any treatments or recommendations.

Vision Testing

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

Eye Function Testing

In addition to vision testing, an eye exam in office includes testing eye functionality. Our optometrist performs 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 our doctors 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, our optometry staff will examine the overall health of the eye through a bio-microscope and ophthalmoscope or with a special photographic scan.  The  external eye and related structures are  visually inspected using magnification and a bright light. To examine the internal structures of the eye, we often need to dilate the pupils. Increased eye pressure may be an indicator of glaucoma, so we utilize the standard "blue light" test rather that the annoying "puff of air" screening test. After completing these short tests, our doctor will review the results and discuss any required treatments with you as well as talk yo you about the long term plan of care for a lifetime of clear vision. Contact us at 610-449-2540 today to schedule a comprehensive eye exam.