We strive to provide comprehensive, primary eye care for the whole family. Preventative 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 to provide treatment options and, in many cases, restore vision or prevent vision loss. The American Optometric Association recommends yearly eye and vision exams.
Eye Exam and Consultation
During an eye exam, Dr. Emily Chu will ask you questions about any symptoms or issues you are experiencing, medications your 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. Chu will consider this information when determining any treatments or recommendations.
Regular vision testing and evaluations ensure that you always have the clearest vision possible. Your vision acuity is tested as part of a comprehensive eye exam. Depending on the results of your vision test, Dr. Chu may prescribe corrective glasses, contacts, or eye exercises.
Eye Function Testing
In addition to vision testing, an eye exam in our Allentown office includes testing eye functionality. This include 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. Chu to diagnose any underlying conditions that may be impairing the eyes ability to focus or work together.
As part of a comprehensive eye exam, Dr. Chu will continue the evaluation of eye health from outer parts of eye structure to the inner layers of retina. This includes inspecting eyelids and lashes, peri-orbital structure, tear films and cornea to examine the internal structures of the eye with dilated pupils. Increased eye pressure may be an indicator of glaucoma, so we utilize tonometry to measure eye pressure. After completing these diagnostic tests, Dr. Chu reviews the results and discusses any necessary treatment options with you. Contact us at 610-435-9888 today to schedule a comprehensive eye exam.