Eye Exam and Consultation
During an eye exam, Dr. Muth, Dr. Dake or Dr. Jackson 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. The doctor 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 Optometrists both provide regular vision acuity test as part of a comprehensive eye exam. Dr. Muth, Dr. Dake or Dr. Jackson 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 refraction, with 20/20 being the standard for normal distance and reading vision. Depending on the results of your vision test, our doctor may prescribe corrective glasses, contacts, or eye exercises.
Eye Function Testing
In addition to vision testing, an eye exam at Northern Lights Vision Center includes testing eye functionality. Our optometrist will perform 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.
As part of a comprehensive eye exam, our optometrist examines the overall health of the eye through a visual examination and tonometry. Dr. Muth, Dr. Dake or Dr. Jackson will evaluate eye health by visually inspecting the eye and eyelids using magnification and a bright light. To examine the internal structures of the eye, we recommend the Optomap® Retinal Exam. This non-invasive procedure allows the doctor to see a much broader and more detailed view of the retina than is possible with conventional methods. In some cases the doctor may also 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, the doctor will review the results and discusses any necessary treatment options with you. Contact us today at 906.291.2015 ext 1 for Munising, ext 2 for Newberry or ext 3 for St. Ignace to schedule a comprehensive eye exam.