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Diagnostic Procedures

To begin diagnosing your vision problems, a thorough medical and ocular history will be taken. Your vision will be checked, and then your eyes will be dilated with eye drops. These drops dilate the pupil so that the doctor can see to the back of the eye. Dilation typically lasts three to four hours. Initial consultation may take 3 hours in the office since most diagnostic testing and treatments can be offered on the same day. Follow up evaluations typically take much less time.

Amsler Grid Testing

Amsler grid testing is a very sensitive method of detecting early changes in your central vision. Detection of retinal diseases, such as macular degeneration, in its early stages may prevent serious loss of vision. Place the Amsler grid in a convenient place approximately 18 inches away, or normal reading distance. Check each eye separately while […]