During your appointment, we check both your eye health and your vision.
Your Health History
First we discuss your personal and family health history with you. This information provides a background for identifying conditions such as diabetes, high blood pressure, and allergies, which may affect your vision. Building your optical case history, we ask pertinent questions to determine your specific lifestyle needs. With this understanding, we are prepared to identify your unique vision problems and appropriate solutions including contact lenses,computer glasses, sports glasses, or other special needs eyewear.
To determine if you need glasses and the correct prescription for your lenses, we run a series of tests using a variety of refractive techniques.To be sure that your lenses provide maximum comfort and vision improvement, your test results are double-checked before they are prescribed. During your exam, we run special coordination tests to assure that your eyes are working well together. Lack of coordination can result in poor depth perception, double vision and eye fatigue.
Your Eye Health
Our first concern in maintaining your eye health is early detection of conditions such as cataracts, glaucoma and systemic diseases. Using the latest technology and equipment, we examine the whole eye and visual system for any indication of abnormalities.Through regular eye exams we can detect damage from glaucoma at the earliest possible stage. To test for glaucoma we examine the optic nerve, measure the internal pressure of the eye, and use computerized visual field tests to measure peripheral vision.
Early diagnosis of cataracts can also be an important factor in your eye health maintenance. Cataracts are indicated when the lens of the eye appears cloudy or opaque. If cataracts are diagnosed, we’ll advise you of the next steps to take.
Macular degeneration, diabetic or hypertensive retinopathy are also conditions that we are trying to detect at the earliest possible stage.
Your Eyes Reflect Your Health
If we detect systemic diseases such as diabetes, hypertension and atherosclerosis (caused by high cholesterol), we will refer you to an appropriate health care professional to determine treatment.
Annual eye exams are vital to maintaining your vision and overall health. In Vision Optometryoffers the Optomap® Retinal Exam as an important part of our eye exams. The Optomap® Retinal Exam produces an image that is as unique as you fingerprint and provides Dr. Hafen with a wide view to look at the health of your retina. The retina is the part of your eye that captures the image of what you are looking at, similar to film in a camera. Many eye problems can develop without you knowing. You may not even notice any change in your sight.But, diseases such as macular degeneration, glaucoma, retinal tears or detachments, and other health problems such as diabetes and high blood pressure can be seen with a thorough exam of the retina. An Optomap® Retinal Exam provides: §A scan to show a healthy eye or detect disease. §A view of the retina, giving your doctor a more detailed view than he/she can get by other means. §The opportunity for you to view and discuss the Optomap® image of your eye with your doctor at the time of your exam. §A permanent record for your file, which allows Dr. Hafen to view your images each year to look for changes. The Optomap® Retinal Exam is fast, easy, and comfortable for all ages. To have the exam, you simply look into the device one eye at a time and you will see a comfortable flash of light to let you know the image of your retina has been taken. The optomap® image is shown immediately on a computer screen so we can review it with you. Please schedule your Optomap® Retinal Exam today! For more information on the Optomap® Retinal Exam, go to the Optos website at www.optos.com
Our doctors at In Vision have met the certification standards for a number of Laser Centers and can determine your best options for refractive surgery. We can also determine if you are a good candidate for laser vision correction. With meticulous attention to detail in managing your pre– and post-operative services, we strive to assure you the finest laser outcome. We pledge to give you personal and professional service to assure your personal satisfaction with our laser care program.
We work with the finest and most experienced surgeons in the Bay Area. These doctors employ the finest, state-of-the-art laser technology to help you attain the very best in laser vision care.