When It Comes to Eye Care, Prevention is the Best Medicine
Eye exams are an important part of your overall health care and should be scheduled annually. Many eye diseases and conditions, including serious vision-threatening diseases like glaucoma and macular degeneration, often start developing without noticeable symptoms. For many people, by the time enough damage to their vision has occurred to notice, it is already too late- vision that is lost is generally lost forever.
We take your eye health seriously, which is why we’ve made big investments in the latest diagnostic and imaging technology available today. Our use of advanced equipment allows us to see your eyes clearer, faster, and in minimally-invasive ways.
We subscribe to the belief that our patients deserve the best of our time and efforts. We incorporate proven advances in eye care technology and practices; we work continuously to ensure that we provide the best eye care available anywhere in Fullerton.
One piece of technology we use is the Optomap, an advanced piece of retinal imaging equipment that gives us greater visibility into the eye than ever before. Using the Optomap we can see signs of developing eye diseases, diabetes, strokes, and other important medical information.
Our eye exams are designed to provide a comprehensive assessment of your ocular health. In addition to screening for vision problems and developing eye diseases, our eye exams will also identify deficiencies in color vision as well as changes in other areas of your health (Did you know that Optometrists regularly discover signs of diabetes or strokes before other medical professionals?).
The exam is broken down into two sections: the vision evaluation and the eye health examination with the Optometrist.
Performed by the Optometrist and an Optometric Assistant, the comprehensive battery of optometric tests gives the doctor important information about your day to day visual function to make sure that you are not only seeing clearly at all ranges, but also comfortably. Many causes of eyestrain, visual fatigue, headaches, poor reading skills, computer strain, or double vision are detected and treated in this phase of the examination.
These tests include:
Refraction assessment – If corrective lenses are needed, we will refine your prescription.
Eye muscle assessment – We utilize several methods to assess your eye teaming muscles and look for abnormal movements.
Eye focusing assessment – The focusing tests are tailored specifically to changing abilities of different age groups.
Visual field test – This test assess the size and quality of your peripheral vision.
Eye Health Examination
Performed by one of our Optometrists, these tests go into depth to look for eye diseases and other signs of a change in your ocular health, or systemic health.
These tests include:
Complete health history – Assessing your complete ocular wellness requires that we understand your overall systemic health also.
Optomap Retinal imaging – A sophisticated camera is used to take high-resolution photos of your eye.
Slit lamp exam – Using an intense light source and a specialized magnifying lens, we look at your iris, cornea, and parts of your retina.
Tonometry – This test measures your eye pressure (an indicator in several eye diseases, including glaucoma).
Direct retinal exam – A variety of specialized tools are used to look at the inside of your eyes, at your retina, blood vessels, and optic nerve.
Location & Hours
We are located on the corner of Chapman Ave and Harrington Dr.
We now have our OWN parking and entrance in rear.
Allred Family Eye Care Optometry
1601 E Chapman Ave.
Fullerton, CA 92831