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At Cleveland Eyecare, OD, PA, we strive to provide comprehensive, primary eye care for the whole family. Comprehensive preventive 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 age and eye health status.

Eye Exam and Consultation

During an eye exam, Dr. Shep Hamrick 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. Hamrick 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 optometrist provides regular vision acuity test as part of a comprehensive eye exam. Dr. Hamrick will measure how each eye is seeing by using a distance eye chart and a near or reading eye chart. Depending on the results of your vision test, Dr. Hamrick may prescribe corrective glasses, contacts, or recommend eye surgery.

Eye Function Testing

In addition to vision testing, an eye exam in our 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. Hamrick 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 optometrist examines the overall health of your eyes using specialized instruments such as a biomicroscope and various types of ophthalmoscopes which allow visualization of the inside of the eye.  Dr. Hamrick 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. Hamrick reviews the results and discusses any recommended treatments with you. Contact us at 704-482-1234 today to schedule a comprehensive eye exam.

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