Eye exam Services
Annual eye and vision examinations are an important part of preventive health care. Many eye and vision problems have no obvious signs or symptoms. As a result, individuals are often unaware that problems exist. Early diagnosis and treatment of eye and vision problems are important for maintaining good vision and eye health, and when possible, preventing vision loss.
At Eye Contact, your eye exam will be the most thorough that you have ever had. Amazingly, we can provide this level of care without the aggravating use of the air puff test, numbing drops or dilation. How can we do that? …Technology. By using the most advanced equipment, we can deliver the best and the most comfortable eye exam possible.
eye exam and consultation
During an eye exam, you will be asked 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. Mobley will consider this information when determining any treatments or recommendations.
As part of a comprehensive eye exam, Dr. Mobley will examine the overall health of the eye through a visual examination and tonometry. He evaluates eye health by visually inspecting the eye and eyelids using magnification and a bright light. Increased eye pressure may be an indicator of glaucoma, so we utilize tonometry to measure eye pressure.
Regular vision testing and evaluations ensure that you always have the clearest vision possible. We will provide regular vision acuity test as part of a comprehensive eye exam. The doctor 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, the doctors may prescribe corrective glasses, contacts, or eye exercises.
eye function testing
In addition to vision testing, an eye exam in our office includes testing eye functionality. Dr. Mobley 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 the doctor to diagnose any underlying conditions that may be impairing the eyes ability to focus or work together.
contact lens exams
At Eye Contact, we strive to meet all your eye and vision care needs. Corrective lens evaluations and prescription management are provided by our optometrist, Dr. Mobley. After a comprehensive eye and vision evaluation, Dr. Mobley will discuss the variety of contact lens options with you to select the type that best fits your vision needs and lifestyle. If you suffer from dry eye, allergies, or recurring eye infections, speak with our staff to determine whether contact lenses are right for you.
reasons for Hard-To-Fit Contacts
Finding contact lenses that fit and wearing contact lenses in general can be made more challenging when these conditions affect your eyes:
• High Astigmatism
• Post-surgical corneas
• Dry Eyes
Keratoconus: This is an uncommon condition that causes major discomfort when wearing contacts. Keratoconus happens when the cornea becomes thinner and allows the eye to bulge forward. The bulge forms into a cone shape.
Astigmatism: Astigmatism develops when the front of the eye curves into a bulge or oval shape. It causes blurred vision and can be difficult to correct because contacts cannot account for the bulging.
Post-Surgical Corneas: These are eyes that have had corneal surgeries or injuries that leave the corneal surface highly irregular.
Dry Eyes: When eyes become excessively dry, it leads to irritation, burning, redness and blurred vision. Contact lenses can exacerbate these conditions by making it feel like a foreign object is stuck in the eye.
Presbyopia: Eyes tend to have a tougher time focusing on close objects as they age. This condition is known as presbyopia. It typically affects people aged 40 or older.
solutions for Hard-To-Fit Contacts
Wearing contacts is not impossible if you suffer from one of the above conditions. You do need to meet with an eye care professional, however, and get prescribed contact lenses that are tailored to deal with your specific vision condition.
New advances in both rigid and soft contact lenses have made it possible to correct vision in even the most challenging cases. Examples of the latest innovations in contact lenses are scleral lenses, custom toric lenses, multifocal or bifocal contacts and hybrid lenses combining the benefits of rigid and soft contacts.
For the treatment for dry eyes
Amniotic membranes are newly engineered treatment options for difficult cases of dry eye disease. These membranes are ethically obtained stem cell tissues that provide the front surface of the eye with healing and regenerative properties.
Amniotic membranes have proven to be useful treatment methods for difficult or severe cases of dry eye syndrome, and can be used in other corneal conditions in which significant damage to the front surface of the eye has occurred.
Amniotic membranes are placed directly on the front of the eye, and provide not only a nourishing and protective barrier to help facilitate corneal health, but can also provide rejuvenating stem cell contributions to the cornea and prevent future corneal damage due to dryness. It is a procedure that is covered by most health insurance plans.
A WIDE RANGE OF
Cataracts cause cloudy vision and lead to blindness. Although they can occur at any age, their typical onset is between the ages of 45 and 55, although symptoms may not become noticeable until 60 to 65. People who spend time outside without sunglasses – where they are exposed to UV (ultraviolet) and HEV (high energy visible) light – are more prone to developing cataracts. Cataracts can be delayed significantly by wearing sunglasses with UV/HEV filters. As they develop, cataracts cause a gradual, often unnoticed reduction in vision. Annual eye exams will enable our team to make appropriate recommendations and monitor changes to provide ongoing advice and treatment for your best vision and eye health.
Age-Related Macular Degeneration
Although the cause is still unknown, age-related macular degeneration (AMD) leads to the loss of central vision. We advise proper nutrition and wearing sunglasses that filter UV (ultra-violet) and HEV (high-energy visible) light to reduce the risk of this sight-threatening condition that is becoming more common as the baby boomer population ages. In fact, AMD is the leading cause of blindness over the age of 55. We can often detect the early signs of AMD during a dilated vision eye exam and proactively preserve your best vision.
People at a higher risk for glaucoma include those with a family history of the disease, strong spectacle prescriptions, diabetes, and high blood pressure. Caused by an increase of pressure in the eye, called intraocular pressure, glaucoma begins with the loss of peripheral or side vision and can lead to loss of central vision and total blindness. Its most common forms are painless and go unnoticed until significant loss of vision occurs. That is why it is extremely important to schedule your annual eye exam to monitor eye pressure on a periodic basis. Half of the entire population with glaucoma is unaware they have the disease until irreversible damage has occurred. Fortunately, early detection can prevent vision loss.
Allergies & Dry Eye
These are two of the most common eye conditions, both of which have been on the rise. Causes of these include increased pollution levels, medication side effects and changing hormonal levels. Fortunately, we have many new treatment options including holistic, preservative-free eye drops. Symptoms include dry, itchy, watery, red eyes that may feel gritty or as if there is something in your eyes. Left untreated, this can cause intermittent vision reduction and eye infection. In extremely severe cases, it can cause loss of vision. If you experience any of these symptoms, schedule an eye exam with us today.
Stye & Chalazion
A stye is a painful red bump on your eyelid, usually on the outside part of your eyelid. It can occasionally occur on the inner portion of your eyelid. It is caused by an infection of the oil glands. A stye can cause pain, tearing, and swelling. If a stye does not improve after 48 hours, you should see your eye doctor.
A chalazion occurs when there is a blockage in one of the small oil glands at the edge of the eyelid, by the eyelashes. A chalazion usually is not painful, unlike a stye. A chalazion tends to be most prominent on the inner side of the eyelid. Treatment for both eye conditions is similar. If swelling and redness spreads, see an eye doctor.
Conjunctivitis ("Pink Eye")
Conjunctivitis is commonly known as “pink eye.” Pink eye gets its name because a classic symptom is that the whites of the eyes turn pink or red. There is often discharge, which can lead to crusting around the eyelids and lashes. The eyes can be itchy or feel scratchy. There are three different types of conjunctivitis including bacterial, allergic, or viral. Treatment for conjunctivitis varies by type but may include eye drops or ointment. Viral and bacterial conjunctivitis can spread so take precautions such as regular handwashing, avoiding touching your eyes, and avoiding sharing articles such as towels, eye makeup, contact lens cases, etc.
Our Patients Love us!
Dr. Mobley and his team provide the best eyecare experience I have had in the 40 years I’ve worn glasses and contacts. Their office is beautiful and Jennifer and Kacie ensure each visit is efficient and enjoyable.
Great service from both Jennifer and Kacie! They were very pleasant and helpful. Dr. Mobley was very thorough and was able to answer my questions without making me feel rushed. Though I didn’t need visual correction, Kacie helped me with the best sunglasses that I’ve ever owned! Thank you Eye Contact Team!
Absolutely wonderful place. Staff (Jennifer and Kacie) are awesome. Doc Mobely is very knowledgeable and down to earth. Place is family and kid friendly. Very clean facility. Highly recommend.