While at The Eye Place you will experience a stress-free atmosphere and feel relaxed during your time with Dr. Scott. Your examination will be tailored to your needs and the reasons that you made the appointment. You will not be made to do unnecessary tests “just because.”
Dr. Scott provides comprehensive vision, eye health, and overall wellness care and prides himself on taking time to answer every question at every visit. He explains everything he does and why he’s doing it. Something his patients really love is that he is available by cell phone, text, and email because he truly cares.
There are some basic components of the exam including:
- Thorough history
- Discussion of your current prescriptions
- Computerized readings of your eyes
- Visual field analysis
- Color vision assessment
- Pupil function
- Eye muscle coordination
- Visual acuity at multiple distances
- Refraction to optimize your prescription
- Digital panoramic retinal photos
- Complete microscopic eye health examination
- Plenty of time to ask questions
Thorough family and personal information is gathered to assess your risk for eye disease and chronic illness. This will allow Dr. Sedlacek to provide you with personalized preventive strategies and the most precise care plan possible. He will discuss the status of your overall health, systemic conditions, medications, social history, work demands, hobbies, and history of any eye surgeries or previous eye conditions. Most importantly, he will address any questions or concerns you have regarding the current state of your vision and eye health.
Current Glasses & Contact Lens Prescriptions: We will measure your glasses and inquire about your contact lenses so we may better answer your questions about any changes found with your prescription during your appointment.
Auto-Refraction & Keratometry: A computerized analysis of your focusing system (the power of your eyes) and measurement of the shape of the front surface of your cornea (keratometry).
Visual Field Analysis: This may detect possible problems in your central and peripheral vision. Changes in your visual fields can indicate potentially serious medical conditions (i.e. tumors, MS, stroke, glaucoma) that will benefit from early detection and treatment.
Color Vision Test: Your color vision will be assessed by administering the Ishihara Color Vision Test. Color vision defects can be detected even in young toddlers. Most color vision problems affect males but can also be a side effect of some systemic medications and present with some eye diseases.
Pupil Response: Your pupils are tested for light reactivity, symmetry in size and shape and overall function which can be altered by systemic or eye diseases, trauma, and even certain medications.
Stereopsis Function: Your ability to see 3-D or depth perception is measured using our Random Dot Test. This test can provide valuable information regarding the ability of your eyes to work well together (good binocularity).
Eye Muscle Movements and Tracking Ability: Your eyes are evaluated for misalignment, convergence, coordination, and tracking. Their ability to track smoothly together is a necessary skill for efficient reading. Many school children that have difficulty reading have underlying eye conditions that can be treated and result in improved academic performance.
Vision & Refraction: Measure the current status of your prescription, how your eyes exert and relax their focusing ability, and how well you see at far, near and intermediate distances. This portion of the exam also takes into account your occupation, lifestyle, sports, and hobby needs because they relate to your specific eye wear needs.
Retinal Photographs: Panoramic digital photos of your retinas are used to help detect abnormalities earlier and follow changes accurately over time.
Anterior Eye Health Examination: Examine the structures in the front part of the eye: eyelids, eyelashes, sclera (white part of eye), iris, cornea and lens. Common findings include lid bumps, redness and swelling, dry eye, problems from improper use of contacts and cataracts.
Posterior Eye Health Examination: Examine the structures in the back part of the eye looking for evidence of glaucoma, bleeding, floaters, macular degeneration, tears, detachments, and tumors or evidence of other systemic diseases such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol and diabetes, among others.