At Herman Eye Center, we strive to provide comprehensive, primary eye care for the whole family. Preventative and routine eye exams are important to maintaining good eye health. Often, eye and vision problems do not have obvious symptoms or signs, but are easily diagnosed by our team. By diagnosing eye and vision conditions early on, our doctors are able provide treatment options and in many cases restore or prevent vision loss. The American Optometric Association recommends yearly or bi-yearly eye and vision exams, depending on whether you are at-risk or not.
Eye Exam and Consultation
During an eye exam, Dr. Jim Herman or Dr. Shawn Sammons 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. Dr. Herman or Dr. Sammons 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 office provides regular vision acuity test as part of a comprehensive eye exam. Dr. Herman or Dr. Sammons will measure how each eye is seeing by using some very sophisticated instrumentation - absolutely the finest technology available today.
Eye Function Testing
In addition to vision testing, an eye exam in our Hurricane office includes testing eye functionality. Our team 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 Dr. Herman or Dr. Sammons 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 doctors examine the overall health of the eye through a visual examination and tonometry. Dr. Herman or Dr. Sammons evaluates eye health by visually inspecting the eye and eyelids using magnification and a bright light. Often digital photographs of the internal eye are taken to further examine and document the structures of the eye. Since increased eye pressure may be an indicator of glaucoma, we utilize tonometry to measure eye pressure quickly and painlessly. Other sophisticated diagnostic instruments (like automated visual fields, scanning laser ophthalmoscopy, and many others) may be utilized as needed to aid in the diagnosis and treatment of your eyes. After completing your tests, Dr. Herman or Dr. Sammons will review the results and discusses any necessary treatment options with you. Contact us at (304) 757-2533 today to schedule a comprehensive eye exam.