Reading an eye chart mounted or projected on a wall is a standard part of every visit to the optometrist today, but it wasn't always that way. Centuries ago, practitioners struggled to measure vis ...View Article
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At SAGER EYE CARE CENTER, we strive to provide comprehensive, primary eye care for the whole family. 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 by a licensed optometrist. When eye and vision problems are diagnosed early optometrists are able to provide treatment options and, in many cases, restore vision 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.
During an eye exam, Dr. Jeffrey Sager or Dr. Candice Mansito will ask you questions about any symptoms or issues you are experiencing, medications you 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. The doctor will consider this information when determining any treatments or recommendations.
Regular vision testing and evaluations ensure that you always have the clearest vision possible. Your Plantation optometrists provide regular vision acuity tests as part of a comprehensive eye exam. Dr. Sager or Dr. Candice Mansito will measure how well each eye is seeing by using a wall eye chart and a reading eye chart. The results of these tests are represented by 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.
In addition to vision testing, an eye exam in our Plantation office includes testing eye functionality. Your 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 Drs. Sager and Mansito to diagnose any underlying conditions that may be impairing the eyes' ability to focus or work together.
As part of a comprehensive eye exam, your Plantation optometrist examines the overall health of the eye through a visual examination and tonometry. Drs. Sager and Mansito evaluate eye health by visually inspecting the eye and eyelids using magnification and a bright light. To examine the internal structures of the eye your doctor 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 the doctors review the results and discuss any necessary treatment options with you. Contact us at (954) 476-7631 today to schedule a comprehensive eye exam.