At Karns Vision Center, we strive to provide comprehensive, primary and medical eye care for the whole family. Preventative eye exams are important to maintaining good eye health. Often, eye and vision problems do not have obvious symptoms or signs, but are easily diagnosed by an optometrist. By diagnosing eye and vision conditions early on, our optometrists are able provide treatment options and in many cases restore or prevent vision loss. The American Optometric Association recommends yearly comprehensive eye exams.
Eye Exam and Consultation
During an eye exam, Our doctors will ask you questions about any symptoms or issues you are experiencing, medications you are currently taking, any blurred 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. Dr. Presson will consider this information when determining any treatments or recommendations.
Regular vision testing and evaluations ensure that you always have the clearest vision possible. Dr. Presson will measure how each eye is seeing by using a computerized phoropter and eye chart. The results of these tests are portrayed as a fraction, with 20/20 being the standard for normal distance and reading vision. Depending on the results of your vision test, Dr. Presson may prescribe corrective glasses or contact lenses.
Eye Function Testing
In addition to vision testing, an eye exam in our Knoxville office includes testing eye functionality. Our optometrist performs several tests to evaluate depth perception, color vision, eye muscle capabilities, peripheral vision, and responsiveness to light. Several other tests are completed to determine whether your eyes are focusing, moving, and working together properly. These test results enable Dr. Presson to diagnose any underlying conditions that may be impairing the eyes ability to focus or work together properly.
As part of a comprehensive eye exam, our Knoxville optometrists examine the overall health of the eye through a visual examination and tonometry. Dr. Presson evaluates eye health by visually inspecting the eye and eyelids using state of the art equipment. To examine the internal structures of the eye, we may dilate the pupils and use Optos to photodocument your retina. Increased eye pressure may be an indicator of glaucoma, so we utilize tonometry to measure eye pressure. After completing these tests, Dr. Presson reviews the results and discusses any necessary treatment options with you. Contact us at (865)-247-7715 today to schedule a comprehensive eye exam.