Routine Eye Exams
Regular eye exams provide a critical facet in the maintenance or improvement of ocular and visual health. Dr. Shuster conducts complete vision assessments, screens for eye disease and vision loss as well as many systemic diseases, and updates prescription eyewear (glasses and contacts). His personalized comprehensive care and use of a wide range of state of the art equipment produce meaningful diagnoses for patients of all ages.
Complete eye exams typically span less than an hour unless you are experiencing a complex issue. Many insurance plans cover annual eye exams (excluding refractions for glasses and/or contacts or contact lens fitting) – and you’ll want to check with your provider to learn your plan details.
Comprehensive Eye Exams
Comprehensive eye exams usually require Dr. Shuster to dilate your eyes so that he can thoroughly examine your retinas – such examination offers early detection of various eye diseases and conditions such as high blood pressure, diabetes, and more. Eye dilation merely enlarges your pupils temporarily, enabling more light to enter your eyes so that Dr. Shuster can gain a full view of the back of your eye.
Initial evaluation will include not simply detailed assessment of ocular health, but full assessment of ocular function as well: depth perception, eye muscle movement, color distinction, pupil response, and peripheral vision. The more in-depth aspects of each exam measures structural and functional elements such as curvature of your corneas, changes in focus, effectiveness of your eyes moving and focusing in tandem, refractive issues (such as nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism), and more.
Throughout the entire exam, Dr. Shuster and his staff will explain the whole process, providing understanding of the various exam stages. You will feel comfortable with the knowledge and reassurance that you and your eyes have received unparalleled care!