Our Wellness Exam

Wellness Exam

How important is YOUR vision?  FACT: Vision is the number one sense 82% of Americans fear losing. Yet nearly 86% of Americans never schedule an annual eye exam, even though eye abnormalities and disease can develop without warning and progress without symptoms. In choosing Spex/MyEyeDr. as your vision partner, you’ll experience our premier, comprehensive eye exam: the state of the art Wellness Exam.

The Wellness Exam is made possible through our adoption of the latest eye care technology, a high definition SD-OCT scanner; think of it as an ultrasound of your eye. Our SD-OCT (spectral domain optical coherence tomography) equipment provides stunning details (5 micron resolution) of the retinal structures that are not visible with other examination techniques or testing. The equipment gives our doctors the ability to perform testing (retinal thickness map and ganglion cell complex map) that allows them to detect eye disease years before a standard exam would allow.

Wellness Exam scans will show early detection of various retinal disorders such as macular degeneration, retinal detachments, trauma induced irregularities as well as glaucoma and diabetic retinopathy. Yearly scans allow our doctors to accurately detect, monitor and treat the revealed eye conditions. Our testing is non-invasive and performed quickly and easily. We offer this most recent technology as an important component to your overall eye health. Remember, early detection of any vision threatening disease can be easier to treat in avoiding vision loss. Vision is our passion; we’re committed to protecting and maintaining your eyesight throughout your lifetime!

It’s our standard of care, combined with our unique eyewear collections, and knowledgeable opticians that comprise the Spex/MyEyeDr. experience! Make an annual eye exam a vital step in protecting your vision.

Our Doctor recommends: Children’s Eye Exams

Two out of three children receive no preventative vision care prior to beginning the school year, placing their physical and emotional development at risk. Uncorrected vision problems are sometimes misdiagnosed as behavioral problems; considering that a large degree of learning is visual, an eye exam can help ensure school success. Pencils, crayons, and backpacks are important but children with vision problems fall behind and lose self-confidence. Children don’t always know that they have vision problems; the Vision Council of America suggests parents look for these tell-tale signs: squinting; closing or covering one eye • holding reading materials close to the face • tilting head to one side • rubbing eyes repeatedly • redness or tearing in eyes.

Being proactive is the best way to make certain your child has healthy vision. Our doctors are passionate about vision and understand that it is never too early — or too late, to start protecting children’s vision.

Our Doctor recommends: UV Protection

Ultraviolet (UV) radiation is extremely harmful to our bodies, especially our eyes. UV damage can play a vital role in the development of various eye conditions including cataracts, skin cancer, pterygium and macular degeneration. The UV radiation is greatest mid-day hours during summer months, but also greater with the reflection from snow, white sand and water. UV absorbing eyewear provides the greatest degree of protection to our eyes. Our doctors recommend that you have a good quality pair of sunglasses that offer 99-100% UV-A/UV-B protection to your eyes for the preventions of disease.

Our Doctor recommends: Anti-reflective coating

An anti-reflective coating is useful for driving at night to avoid the halo effect around oncoming headlights and streetlights. Driving at night is less of a problem when the driver can see clearly in the dark. It can also be beneficial if you spend a great deal of time staring at a computer screen. Working on a computer can lead to eye strain, as your eye muscles work harder to view specific areas of the monitor. Blurry vision, dry eyes, and irritation are typical symptoms. An anti-reflective coating can help reduce eyestrain so you can work for longer periods of time without difficulty. If you experience any type of eyestrain, an anti-reflective coating may be able to help. Taking photographs while wearing glasses can be problematic without an anti-reflective coating: surrounding objects and colors will reflect on the lenses and block out the eyes. Anti-reflective coatings ensure that none of these reflections appear in the lenses, making the wearer’s appearance clear and sharp.