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Ocular Exams and Eyecare

At VisionCare Optometry, we strive to provide comprehensive, primary eye care for the whole family. Preventive 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. By diagnosing eye and vision conditions early on, our optometrist is able 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 your eyecare needs.

In addition to eye exams and vision testing, Dr. Ha O.D. and our team of optometry professionals provide testing for glaucoma, cataracts and macular degeneration. Our Elk Grove optometrist also offers glasses, contact lenses, and pre- and post-operative care.

Eye Exam and Consultation

During an eye exam, Dr. Thuy Ha O.D. 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 during this part of the examination. Dr. Ha O.D. 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 Elk Grove optometrist provides regular vision acuity tests as part of a comprehensive eye exam. Dr. Ha O.D. 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. Ha O.D. may prescribe corrective glasses, contacts, or eye exercises.

Eye Function Testing

In addition to vision testing, an eye exam in our Elk Grove 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 Dr. Ha O.D. 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 Elk Grove optometrist examines the overall health of the eye through a visual examination and tonometry. Dr. Ha O.D. evaluates eye health by visually inspecting the eye and eyelids using magnification and a bright light. To examine the internal structures of the eye, we 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, Dr. Ha O.D. reviews the results and discusses any necessary treatment options with you. Contact us at (916)-685-3369 today to schedule a comprehensive eye exam.

Contact Lenses

Not sure that glasses are for you? Ask our Elk Grove staff about contact lenses. Advances in the field of optometry have produced a variety of different types of contact lenses with a range of benefits. Rigid gas-permeable (RGP), daily-wear soft, extended-wear, extended-wear disposable, and planned replacement are the various types of contact lens options available today. Our Elk Grove optometrist will discuss the various options with you to determine which type will best fit your needs and lifestyle.

Lasik

Laser assisted in situ keratomileusis, commonly referred to as LASIK, is a corrective alternative to glasses or contact lenses. Like glasses or contact lenses, LASIK is a method for treating refractive conditions including nearsightedness (myopia), farsightedness (hyperopia), and astigmatism. At VisionCare Optometry, Dr. Ha O.D. provides pre- and post-operative exams for LASIK and other eye procedures. Call us today to schedule an examination to see whether you are a candidate for LASIK.