WHAT WE OFFER
Comprehensive Eye Care
At UFEA, we strive to provide comprehensive, primary eye care for the whole family. We recommend annual, Medical Eye Examinations to not only help you see as clearly as possible, but more importantly, to maintain the health of your eyes to preserve your precious vision for a lifetime. While some eye diseases let you know something's wrong with symptoms such as red eyes, light sensitivity, or flashing lights many serious, vision-threatening problems have no warning signs. Proper eye care and medical evaluation can help prevent your eyesight from being taken from you. Annual eye exams can also detect diabetes, hypertension, retinal holes or tears, and other important treatable medical conditions.
CASE HISTORY AND CONSULT
During an Eye Health Physical, Dr. Bhat and his staff 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.
Regular vision testing and evaluations ensure that you always have the clearest vision possible. Dr. Bhat will measure how well each eye is seeing by using state-of-the-art instruments. The results of these tests called refraction, with 20/20 being the standard for normal distance and reading vision. Depending on the results of your vision test, we may prescribe corrective glasses, contacts, or discuss the benefits of corrective laser surgery.
EYE FUNCTION TESTING
In addition to vision testing, our Eye Health Physical includes the evaluation of visual efficiency, or how our eyes function together as a team. We will perform several tests to evaluate depth perception, color vision, eye muscle capabilities, peripheral vision, and responsiveness to light. Depending on the results, further evaluation may be deemed necessary in order to promote proper visual efficiency.
Pediatric Eye Exam
We recommend that children receive their first eye exam between 6-12 months of age, then again at 2-3 years of age, and receive annual eye examinations while going to school. The earlier a problem is detected the better the overall prognosis. Our Doctors are here to help! Together, we can prevent vision loss and decrease the negative impact that vision loss can have on our children for the rest of their lives.
An estimated 70-90% of all classroom learning comes through the visual system. Remember, there is more to vision that just seeing 20/20! Here are some rules to live by:
Detect: Make sure all school-aged children receive a back-to-school, comprehensive eye health and vision evaluation to identify potential pitfalls regarding vision and learning.
Protect: Utilize anti-reflective lenses that reduce exposure to high energy visible light and encourage use of sun protection when outside and safety eyewear for sports.
Prevent: Limit digital eye strain by following the 20-20-20 rule -- For every 20 minutes of near work, take a 20 second break and view an item 20 feet away and promote frequent periods of outside play.