Have you ever wondered why eye exams have to be so complicated? We wondered the same thing and designed our eye exams to be different. We streamline all your testing to be performed in the same room. Dr. Provost gathers all necessary measurements and reviews your vision and eye health needs from start to finish. Our goal is to make your optometrist experience easy, comfortable, and efficient.
Customized Eye Exams in North Austin, Texas
We start by reviewing your questions and concerns about your vision. If you are a new patient, please be sure to bring in any old prescriptions, old eyeglasses, and any old boxes of packets of contact lenses. By knowing what you have been using and seeing through, this gives the doctor a good foundation for the eye exam process. After reviewing your history, the doctor will perform some basic test to measure visual acuity, eye teaming, peripheral vision, and pupil response. After these preliminary tests we will take curvature measurements of you eye with a sophisticated measuring instrument to get an idea of how much nearsightedness, farsightedness, or astigmatism you have. This test also gives some of the necessary measurements to help us provide a thorough contact lens evaluation.
After gathering information from this test, the optometrist will perform a refraction. This process gives us valuable subjective information about what type of prescription gives you clear and comfortable vision. Remember, this is a no-stress test! Go with your first instinct and know that our experienced optometrist has performed this test over 40,000 times – we will not let you give us the wrong answer.
After the refraction is completed the doctor will examine the health of the front of your eyes using a microscope. This microscope allows the doctor to check for corneal problems related to contact lens wear, cataracts, allergies, dry eye, infection, or any other unknown problems. The doctor will then use a special lens to look inside the eye to check for glaucoma, macular degeneration, blood vessel disease, or any abnormalities of the retina.
The next step is checking your eye pressure. Good news! At King and Rose Optical we have the newest method of checking eye pressure, the i-care tonometer. This measures the eye pressure without the need for the dreaded air-puff and without the need for eyedrops. It uses a hair-thin probe and magnet to take a microsecond measurement of the eye pressure. Its very accurate and patients prefer it hands down over that pesky air puff.
Contact Lenses Eye Exam in North Austin
If you are updating a prescription for contact lenses the doctor will then perform a contact lens evaluation. Based on your specific needs, vision, and eye health, the doctor will recommend the best contact lens material and wear cycle for you. We will give you a pair of soft contact lenses in your new prescription and evaluate your vision and the lens movement on your eye. The doctor will then review proper cleaning and maintenance of your lenses and answer any questions you have. In the event that we do not have your contact lenses in the office, we will order a pair of trial lenses in your prescription and have you back to complete the contact lens evaluation.