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Eye examination is a series of tests
that measures a person's ocular health and determines how well the
person can see. An eye examination is performed by an Ophtalmologist
(M.D. or D.O.) or an Optometrist (O.D.) to determine if there are
any pre-existing or potential vision problems.
Routine eye examinations are an
important aspect of our general well being. Like general physicals
and dental exams, eye examinations should be a central part of
healthy living. Early detection of disease or visual status is
crucial in managing such medical eye problems and/ or visual
Eye examination also may reveal the presence
of many non eye-diseases. Many systemic diseases can affect the
eyes, and since the blood vessels in the retina are observed during
the exam, certain problems may be uncovered such as high blood
pressure or diebetes, to name a few.
Our doctors at West Florida Eye Care
will walk you through your eye exam and explain all aspects and
importance of having yearly eye examination. please visit the
Dry Eyes pages to
see the many reasons why a yearly eye examination is important to
your health and vision.
Considering a particular eyesight
disorder, a different lens can be prescribed. As a rule, opticians
distinguish 4 types of prescription lenses: Single vision, Bifocal,
Trifocal, and Progressive.
Single Vision lenses have one distinct
viewing area within the same lens; this corrected area can be for
far distance, near distance or reading.
Bifocal lenses have two distinct
viewing areas within the same lens; the distance area and the near
area. The distance area in Bifocals is designed likea single vision
lens, while the near area contains the distance presciption and the
additional amount of ADD power needed to see at a reading distance.
These are the traditional lenses that most refer to "lined
Trifocal lens is an extention of the
bifocals, which provide vision correction only for distance and
close up near viewing, leaving the intermediate area between
distance and reading uncorrected. Trifocals provide another segment
on the lens above the reading viewing area to correct the
intermediate viewing area between far and near.
Progressive lenses (Multifocal lenses)
correct vision multiple different distances without the visible
segment lines seen in bifocal or trifocal lenses. Instead they have
a graduated section in which the power of the lens progresses
smoothly from one prescription to the other, allowing the wearer to
see clearly at all distances. Transition Zone or Corridor is the
area of progressive lenses where the distance vision curve gradually
changes into the near vision curve.
Though different in their function,
these lenses are very similar in that each lens MUST be fitted to
the exact measurments of the unique individual. The distance between
eyes and other measurments of a person must be carefully measured.
If these measurments are not exact to the unique individual, vision
comfort or both will not be well tolerated by the person.
At West Florida Eye, we go through
extreme care in making sure each unique individual is measured and
accurately fitted for optimum vision and comfort. Your sight is as
important to us as it is to you. That is why we were voted Newspress
Best Optometrist in Lehigh Acres 2008.
Lee Blvd, Unit 3,Lehigh Acres, Florida 33971
(239) 303-2687 Fax