Digital Eye Exams in San Joaquin County
What Is a Digital Eye Exam?
At Midtown Optometry, we bring the latest advancements in the field to San Joaquin County. One of the newer innovations is digital eye exams. They are often used in conjunction with traditional eye exams for more accurate results in identifying vision problems. Digital eye exams use automated tests and computerized sensors that measure your eyes and how they react to light. The results are computed automatically, allowing your optometrist to analyze the measurements and calculate the prescription strength for your eyeglasses or contact lenses.
How Is a Digital Eye Exam Different?
The main difference between traditional and digital eye exams is the equipment used. Digital eye exams are quicker and more accurate than a doctor using a chart and taking manual measurements. While this leaves less room for error, the quality of your digital eye exam will still depend on the skill of your doctor. Our experienced optometrists understand how to accurately set up the tests and analyze the precise data provided by the exam.
Are Digital Eye Exams Better?
Digital eye exams are more efficient and accurate than traditional eye exams. These are the best eye exams to shorten your appointment time. While you can get accurate results with a traditional eye exam, it takes more skill and time on the part of the doctor. A digital eye exam allows our optometrists to spend more time getting to know you and less time having you try on lenses. Still, the precise measurements provided require an experienced doctor to accurately analyze the results.
What Issues Can Be Found with a Digital Eye Exam?
While digital eye exams can measure vision and provide data to help choose the right eyeglass prescription, they can detect a number of other eye health issues as well. Your entire visual system is evaluated, measuring the effectiveness of how your eyes, brain, and body interact. Digital eye exams can detect early eye diseases such as glaucoma, cataracts, or macular degeneration. They assess corneal health and allow doctors to diagnose vision problems that only occur at night, such as starbursts and halos. In addition, they can also identify early signs of diabetes, high cholesterol, or hypertension.
How Does a Digital Eye Exam Check Eye Health?
There are multiple types of tests that can be conducted to create a detailed “fingerprint” of the eye. Some of the most common tests include:
- Digital Retinal Imaging. Detailed and close up images of the retina helps your doctor diagnose eye diseases.
- Corneal Topography. A full topography of your cornea’s curvature helps your doctor assess its health, as well as fitting contact lenses.
- Optical Coherence Tomography. 3D color images of your eyes help your doctor identify early signs of non-optical conditions.
Contact Midtown Optometry for a Digital Eye Exam
Midtown Optometry is proud to offer digital imaging options as part of our comprehensive eye examinations in San Joaquin County. Dr. Derron Lee and Dr. Leanne Lee are experienced in administering and interpreting digital eye exams. For optimal eye health, it is best to receive a digital eye exam once every year or two. If it’s been a while since your eyes have been checked, it’s time to prioritize your visual health and contact Midtown Optometry today to schedule an appointment.