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803-732-1942 Columbia
706-736-3937 Augusta

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At Martinez Eye Associates, 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 a licensed optometrist. By diagnosing eye and vision conditions early on, our optometrist is able provide treatment options and in many cases restore or prevent vision loss. The American Optometric Association recommends yearly eye and vision exams, and sometimes bi-annual depending on whether you are at-risk or not.

Eye Exam and Consultation

During an eye exam, our doctors 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 Optometrist will then consider this information when determining any treatments or recommendations.

Vision Testing

Regular vision testing and evaluations ensure that you always have the clearest vision possible. Our  optometrist provides regular vision acuity test as part of a comprehensive eye exam. The Optometrist will measure how each eye is seeing by using a snellen visual acuity chart.. The results of these tests are portrayed as a fraction, with 20/20 being the standard for normal distance and reading vision.

Eye Function Testing

In addition to vision testing, the eye exam includes testing eye functionality. Our optometrist 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.

Eye Health

As part of a comprehensive eye exam, our optometrist examines the overall health of the eye through a visual examination and tonometry. The doctor then evaluates eye health by visually inspecting the eye and eyelids using magnification and a bright light. To examine the internal structures of the eye, we may 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 reviews the results and discusses an treatments with you. Contact us today to schedule a comprehensive eye exam.

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