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Eye and Vision Exams

Eye Exam ImageAt Midway Optometry, 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 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 whether you are at-risk or not.

Eye Exam and Consultation

During an eye exam, Dr. Michael Matthews 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. Matthews 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 San Diego optometrist provides regular vision acuity test as part of a comprehensive eye exam. Dr. Matthews 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. Matthews may prescribe corrective glasses, contacts, or eye exercises.

Eye Function Testing

In addition to vision testing, an eye exam in our San Diego 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. Matthews to diagnose any underlying conditions that may be impairing the eyes ability to focus or work together.

Glaucoma, Macular Degeneration, Cataract and Color Deficiency Testing

Many serious eye conditions do not present symptoms until permanent vision loss has already occurred. Seeing the eye doctor in San Diego regularly can help protect you from these conditions. We provide testing for glaucoma and macular degeneration to help protect your vision. We also provide testing for cataracts, so you can get the cataract treatment you need.

As a new addition to our office, we now offer testing for color deficiency (or color blindness). We also carry Enchroma eye wear to help our color deficient patients. If you are unsure if you are color deficient there is an online test that you can take at the Enchroma website. Only an eye care professional can give you a qualified medical diagnoses for color blindness. This test is for informational purposes only.

Eye Health

As part of a comprehensive eye exam, our San Diego optometrist examines the overall health of the eye through a visual examination and tonometry. Dr. Matthews 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. Matthews reviews the results and discusses any necessary treatment options with you. Contact us at (619) 224-2973 today to schedule a comprehensive eye exam.

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