Regular eye exams are important for seeing more clearly, learning more easily, and preserving vision for your lifetime. Dr. Victoria Yampolsky takes pride in performing the most thorough eye examination possible. Your eye examination will consist of three parts:

Vision Evaluation

During this portion of the examination, Dr. Yampolsky will be checking your prescriptions to determine the precise correction for the following possible conditions:

  • Myopia (Nearsidghtedness)
  • Hyperopia (Farsightedness)
  • Astigmatism (Distortion of image resulting from irregular shape of ocular surface)
  • Presyobia (Age related loss of near vision)
  • Emmetropia (Vision requiring no correction, or considered 20/20)
  • Amylopia (Lazy eye, when one eye develops differently than the other as a result of eye misalignment or difference in focusing ability)
  • Strabismus (Crossed or turned eye)
  • Anisometropia (Significant difference in refractive power between two eyes)
  • Computer Vision Syndrome (Describes a series of symptoms related to extended periods of computer use)

Suitability of your eyes for glasses, contact lenses, or laser vision corrective surgery will be evaluated during this portion of the exam.

Eye Function Analysis

This portion of the examination is especially critical for children. As children grow and attend school their success is greatly influenced by their ability to see, focus on, track, and correctly interpret images presented to them. Otherwise, learning can be stunted. Headaches and visual discomfort can result from child’s inability to use their eyes appropriately. Dr. Yampolsky will evaluate:

  • Color Vision
  • Stereopsis (Depth Perception)
  • Peripheral visual field
  • Ocular muscle coordination and mobility
  • Ocular focusing (Ability to maintain clear vision as the distance between the object changes, as looking between the board and reading material)
  • Eye Tracking (Ability of eyes to stay on target while performing tasks such as reading or following a ball)
  • Eye Teaming (Eyes ability to work together and perceive depth)

Ocular Health Evaluation including Dilation

Our comprehensive examination usually includes dilating drops. These medicated eye drops will enlarge your pupils and allow the doctor to examine the internal structures in the back of the eye. Eye health is the evaluation and treatment of the eye for diseases including, but not limited to, the detection and treatment of:

  • Glaucoma (Nerve damage and loss of side vision)
  • Cataract (Clouding of the lens in the eye)
  • Degeneration
  • Retinal Detachment
  • Neurological Eye Signs (Such as Multiple Sclerosis)
  • Diabetic Retinopathy (Can cause bleeding in the eye)
  • High Blood Pressure related Retinopathy (Can cause narrowing of blood vessels or bleeding)
  • Occular Inflammations resulting from arthritis or lung disease
  • Dry Eyes
  • Eye Infections
  • Chronic Lid Disease
  • Visual field defects caused by strokes, tumors, or glaucoma
  • Treatment of eye injuries
  • Post-operative care of cataract, glaucoma and Refractive surgery such as Lasik

Treatment plans can include eyeglasses, contact lenses, eye exercises, eye muscle surgery, laser vision correction surgery, medical treatment for eye disease, or simply a recommendation that you have your eyes examined again in a specified period of time.