Comprehensive eye examinations include the following:
A review of all medications, allergies, pertinent health conditions, traumas and events. It is essential that Dr. Zeiler is informed of all major health conditions such as stokes, diabetes, heart attacks, by-pass surgeries and other major surgeries. Dr. Zeiler is authorized to prescribe ocular medications. To ensure no adverse interactions occur between current medications and any medications that may be required, please bring a list of current medications.
Testing of distance and near vision.
A test to determine the ability of the patient to move their eyes in all positions of gaze to reveal ocular misalignment. Impairment can cause visual discomfort, headaches and trouble reading.
Measurement of the ability to focus from far to near and to sustain that near focus for reading and computer work. Impairment can cause visual discomfort, headaches and trouble reading.
A measurement of the prescription required to ensure optimal vision, striving for 20/20 (6/6 in metric) vision.
Health evaluation of the anterior and posterior portions of the eye using different instruments. The anterior surface of the eye (the parts of the eye that are exposed to the air) is typically visualized using a Slit Lamp; essentially an upright microscope with different magnification powers. The posterior (internal) structures of the eye are examined by a variety of instruments to detect glaucoma, cataracts, diabetes, AMD, iritis, uveitis and other diseases. Dr. Zeiler is authorized to prescribe ocular medications to treat specific conditions.
Measures the pressure with in the eye; a critical diagnostic to determine whether or not glaucoma is present.
Measures corneal thickness; providing additional information to assess the risk for glaucoma. Pachymetry is also used to assess corneal abnormalities such as keratoconus and Fuch's corneal dystrophy.
Auxiliary testing as necessary
Ishihara Isochromatic plates test for red / green color deficits, the most common color deficiency. D-15 color test for red/green and blue/yellow deficiencies. Many police departments require a D-15 as it is a more refined test of color vision than the Ishihara.
Visual field testing
We have an automated visual field machine to detect subtle changes in the visual field corresponding to loss from glaucoma, stroke or other retinal diseases. Testing for MTO requirements for driving and to pass vision testing for police forces.
MPOD Testing New!
MPOD is a measurement of the pigments in the eye that protect the most sensitive area of the retina from U.V. radiation. Patients with low MPOD have an increased risk of developing macular degeneration. If MPOD levels are low taking ocular supplements can increase the density of the pigments and help protect the eyes.