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At Jackman Optometry, we strive to provide comprehensive, primary eye care for the whole family. Preventative and routine eye exams are essential to maintaining good eye health. Often, eye and vision problems without obvious signs or symptoms are easily diagnosed by a licensed optometrist. The American Optometric Association recommends yearly or bi-yearly eye and vision exams, depending on whether you are at-risk or not. By diagnosing eye and vision conditions early on, your optometrist is able provide treatment options and in many cases restore or prevent vision loss.
During a comprehensive eye exam, Dr. Jackman will ask about any symptoms or issues you are experiencing -- such as blurry vision -- medications you are currently taking, family history and previous eye or vision conditions. Your overall health and your work environment will also be discussed during this part of the examination so that Dr. Jackman can consider all this information when determining any treatments or recommendations.
Regular vision testing and evaluations ensure that you always have the clearest vision possible. Our Orange optometry staff provides regular vision acuity testing as part of a comprehensive eye exam. Dr. Jackman 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, Dr. Jackman may prescribe corrective glasses, contacts, or eye exercises.
In addition to vision testing, an eye exam in our Orange office includes testing eye functionality. You optometrist will perform several tests to evaluate depth perception, color vision, eye muscle capabilities, peripheral vision, and responsiveness to light. Several other simple tests will determine whether the eyes are focusing, moving, and working together properly. These test results enable Dr. Jackman 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 optometrist examines the overall health of the eye through a visual examination and tonometry. Dr. Jackman evaluates eye health by visually inspecting the eye and eyelids using magnification and a bright light. To examine the internal structures of the eye, she may dilate the pupils. Since increased eye pressure may be an indicator of glaucoma, we utilize tonometry to measure eye pressure. After completing these short tests, Dr. Jackman reviews the results and if necessary, discusses appropriate treatments with you. Contact us today at (714) 543-2022 to schedule a comprehensive eye exam.