General Eye Care
Regular eye examinations are crucial to maintaining healthy eyes, especially since many serious conditions do not necessarily present obvious symptoms. If you wear glasses or contact lenses, or think you might need vision correction, we have the experience to help yoiu. Regular exams by a skilled eye doctor also ensure that your prescription stays up to date and your vision is truly optimized. These exams are an opportunity for you to discuss eye care options with an experienced professional.
During the dilated eye exam, drops are placed in your eyes to dilate the pupils. Dr. Fleishman will then use a special magnifying lens to examine your eyes and view the inner eye to asses the health of the retina and optic nerves. After the examination, your close-up vision may remain blurred for several hours.
A complete eye examination is intended to evaluate the health and function of your eyes. Tests are conducted to assess your visual acuity (the sharpness of your vision) and the internal pressure of your eyes (to check for glaucoma) and to evaluate the health of the retina, natural lens. The doctor also examines other internal and external structures of your eyes to make sure there are no abnormalities or potential problems.
If Dr. Fleishman finds that you need corrective lenses or a stronger level of correction than you currently have, a procedure known as refraction will enable the doctor to establish the exact prescription that is best for you.You can then discuss all your options with Dr. Fleishman, which might be distance glasses, bi- or multi-focal glasses, contact lenses, or corrective surgery.