Cherry Vision Center
 

Hours:  Mon and Fri: 8-5  |  Tue: 8-7  |  Wed and Thurs: 8-6  |  Saturdays: By Appointment Only

419-517-7106

 
 

Comprehensive Eye Exams

We provide thorough eye exams using the latest technology, but we also take time to listen to your needs and explain your options.  Routine eye exams include:

  • Physical eye health exam.  The external and internal parts of the eyes are examined using special instruments like a slit lamp biomicroscope, binocular indirect ophthalmoscope and special focusing lenses. Your pupils may be dilated with eye drops for some of these tests.

 

  • Refraction.  This test determines your eyeglass or contact lens prescription and we perform precise measurements in several different ways to determine the lens formula that will work best for you.  Instruments used include a computerized autorefractor, phoroptor and retinoscope, but an important part of prescribing lenses is for the doctor to understand how you use your eyes at work and leisure.

 

  • Binocular vision testing.  We test your eye coordination to be sure your vision is comfortable and that your eyes work well together.  This includes an analysis of the eye muscles used for movement, focusing and depth perception.  If you have a problem with binocularity, your doctor may correct it with prescription glasses or vision therapy.

 

  • Tonometry.  This is one of several risk factors for glaucoma that we evaluate.  It is a measure of the fluid pressure inside the eye.  We offer several ways to do this test: 1) a new generation of air puff test that is very gentle and quiet, 2) Goldmann tonometry, which is a device with a blue light that shines at the eye, or 3) a tonopen which is a gentle probe that touches the cornea for a moment (after anesthetic eye drops are instilled).

 

  • Visual field test.  Every comprehensive exam includes a screening of your peripheral vision with a computerized autoperimeter.  You click a hand-held button when you see small lights off to the side.  It takes about 2 minutes per eye and it can help diagnose or rule out neurological disorders of the visual system.

 

  • Retinal photography.  A special camera takes a digital color photograph of the back of your eye.  This test is recommended on a routine basis to provide your doctor with a baseline record of the appearance of your retina, internal blood vessels and optic nerve.  It is also used to document diseases and anatomical abnormalities and monitor them over time.

 

  • Introducing the Revolutionary Zeiss GDx Exam. Helping your doctor detect glaucoma—while there’s still time.

    What is glaucoma?
    Over two million Americans have glaucoma, making it one of the biggest causes of legal blindness in the United States. Glaucoma can rob people of their vision even though they don’t have any visual symptoms or pain. In fact, half of those with glaucoma don’t even know it. The disease is not easily diagnosed. For example, the common “puff test,” which measures eye pressure, fails to uncover glaucoma in one third of patients with the disease. No wonder glaucoma is called the “sneak thief of sight.”

    Don’t let glaucoma sneak up on you.

    Now there is a revolutionary new technology that can help doctors find glaucoma earlier, while there’s still time: the Zeiss GDx glaucoma exam, from a trusted leader in innovative diagnostic instruments for eyecare.

    What makes the Zeiss GDx exam so revolutionary?
    Unlike the puff test, the Zeiss GDx exam actually lets your doctor see the pattern and thickness of the nerve fibers in the back of your eyes, then compares the results to normal values. If your nerve fibers are thinner than normal, this could indicate glaucoma long before any vision has been lost. As a result, your doctor will have more time to treat the disease.

    How does the Zeiss GDx exam work?
    The test is a quick and comfortable part of a complete eye exam. Plus, you don’t have to have your pupils dilated. You simply look into the Zeiss GDx system while it safely scans the back of your eye. Total exam time usually takes less than a minute, and the system creates easy-to-read images that your doctor can quickly analyze.