Eye Wellness Exam
Eyes are important indicators of health, and the Eye Wellness Exam is the cornerstone of your eye care for every age. Annual eye exams provide Dr. Ericksen with necessary information concerning the current health of your eyes. These exams also provide the opportunity to address any concerns you may have with your vision, glasses, or contact lenses.
Adult Eye & Vision Evaluation
The American Optometric Association recommends a yearly eye exam for adults – not only to detect and diagnose vision changes or problems – but also to maintain overall preventative health. Regular vision examinations are important for the prevention of vision problems created or aggravated by today’s academic and professional demands. 21st-century lifestyles demand more from our vision than ever before. Adults in our technological society constantly use their near vision at work and at home. Environmental stresses on the visual system (including excessive computer use or close work) can sometimes induce headaches and/or visual difficulties, which can be effectively treated with corrective lenses and/or Vision Rehabilitation.
Testing Beyond 20/20
20/20 means that a person can clearly see a certain letter on the standard eye chart (equivalent to what a person with normal vision should be able to see at 20 feet). Our Eye Wellness Exam goes beyond 20/20. Dr. Ericksen evaluates many important visual skills, the visual system’s overall function, and examens the anterior structures through to the posterior layers of the eye. Precise technology captures detailed measurements to monitor even the slightest changes over time. Early detection of disorders or diseases such as progressive myopia, glaucoma, vision changes from mild traumatic brain injury, or diabetic retinopathy can help prevent vision loss with successful management and treatment plans.
Visual Acuity At Near
Is vision clear and single at close distances? Clear sight at short distances is critical to reading, writing, close work, computer use, and many near hobbies.
Eye Teaming Skills
Do the two eyes aim, move, and work as a coordinated team? Weaknesses in binocular (two-eyed) vision and eye teaming skills can cause numerous difficulties, including convergence insufficiency and the inability to judge distances accurately.
Eye Focusing Skills
Do the eyes maintain clear vision at varying distances? Rapid, automatic eye focus adjustment is critical to learning, reading, writing, and sports. Deficiencies can cause visual fatigue, reduced reading comprehension, and/or avoidance of close work or other activities. Many common medications can disrupt focusing skills for all ages.
Eye Movement Skills
Do eye movements show adequate muscle control, tracking, and fixation? Eye movements allow rapid and accurate shifting of the eyes along a line of print or from book to computer to 20 feet away. In sports, efficient eye movements contribute to eye-hand coordination, visual reaction time, and accurate tracking.