Today’s examination will evaluate the internal health of the eyes. This important assessment is essential for the early detection of eye problems such as DIABETIC EYE DISEASE, MACULAR DEGENERATION, GLAUCOMA, or PRE-CANCEROUS AREAS. All comprehensive examinations require an internal health assessment as part of the evaluation.
DILATION OF THE PUPILS - a procedure where eye drops are used to enlarge the pupils and view the internal health. This allows a thorough check, and will result in temporary reduced vision. Vision for driving and especially reading may become blurry, and the eyes will be sensitive to light for about 3-4 hours. Dilation is best if there is suspected eye disease, or for new patients. This can be rescheduled if needed. Disposable sunglasses are available upon request.
There is no additional fee for this test.
WELLNESS SCAN - a digital imaging technology that uses reflected light waves to obtain information about the back of the eyes. This procedure quickly captures a high-resolution scan as well as detailed photo of each eye, usually without the need for dilation. The Wellness Scan is a comfortable way to have a digital record of the back of the eyes. Certain patients with small pupils or eye disease may still need to be dilated and/or photos taken.
There is an additional fee of $45 for this test, which may be covered by routine vision benefits.