As we age we need to be more aware of certain changes in our bodies: we can’t move as quickly as we used to, and we can’t see as well, either.
Changes happen in our eyes continuously, slowly and subtly influencing the way we see and perceive the world. Progressive disorders, such as presbyopia, develop despite otherwise perfect health. Serious eye diseases, such as age-related macular degeneration, are also more prominent the older we are.
We Take Your Eye Health Seriously
When we examine your eyes, we go into appropriate detail to ensure that we are catching any changes to your vision early. The earlier we detect developing eye diseases, the better equipped we are to manage those changes. Please request an appointment to see an Optometrist.
If your wear eyeglasses or contact lenses, we will ensure that your prescription is current and accurate. Part of the exam process is to assess your prescription in order to ensure it continues to provide ideal vision correction.
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 pieces of medical information.
What to Expect During Your Eye Exam
Our eye exams are designed to provide a detailed overview 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 stroke before other medical professionals?).
The exam is broken down into two sections: preliminary testing, and testing/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 assesses 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 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 ohter parts of your eye.
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