During an eye exam, Dr. Jeff Phillips and Dr. McCall 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. Phillips and Dr. McCall will consider this information when determining any treatments or recommendations.
Regular vision testing and evaluations ensure that you always have the clearest vision possible. Our Texarkana optometrists provide regular vision acuity tests as part of a comprehensive eye exam. Dr. Phillips and Dr. McCall 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. Phillips and Dr. McCall may prescribe corrective glasses, contacts, or eye exercises.
In addition to vision testing, an eye exam in our Texarkana 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. Phillips and Dr. McCall to diagnose any underlying conditions that may be impairing the eyes ability to focus or work together.
As part of a comprehensive eye exam, our Texarkana optometrist examines the overall health of the eye through a visual examination and tonometry. Dr. Phillips and Dr. McCall 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. Phillips and Dr. McCall reviews the results and discusses any necessary treatment options with you.
Contact us at 903-792-3705 today to schedule a comprehensive eye exam.