Dr. Markis-Meyer and associate doctors provide comprehensive eye examinations for all patients. They will begin your eye exam by reviewing your medical history and eye history, then proceed with a few simple tests to check your eye alignment, movement, side vision and pupils. Our doctors will also check your visual acuities and measure the glasses you are wearing (if any).

The main portion of the eye exam follows. Our doctors will perform a refraction, which checks your prescription at both near and far distances. We now have state-of-the-art eye examination equipment to provide you with the most technologically advanced measurement of your prescription. The near testing will include tests for focusing and binocularity.

After discussing your options regarding glasses, our doctors will check the health of your eyes. This includes testing for glaucoma and examining the structures inside the eye with a special microscope called a slit lamp. The best way to inspect the internal structures of the eye is by dilating the pupil. By doing this, the doctors can get a clear view of the lens (to check for cataracts) and the retina (to check for various retinal diseases such as macular degeneration). This internal examination of the eye should be done every 2 years, or less if you have diabetes or another condition that needs to be closely monitored. Pupil dilation will make you extremely light sensitive and make your near vision blurry for 3 to 4 hours. If it is not convenient, another time can be set up for you to be dilated.

Visioffice is the first and only universal measuring system that allows you to obtain every possible parameter needed for today's individualized spectacle lenses. Only the Visioffice system measures a revolutionary new parameter the real 3D position of the Eye Rotation Center for each eye so patients get the most precise vision possible.

Recommendations for Eye Exams  
All children should have their eyes checked by age 5. If there is a family history of childhood vision problems, or if the child has developed signs or symptoms of a vision problem, they should be checked earlier.

Between the ages of 5 and 20, you should have an eye exam every 2 to 3 years.

• 20 to 40, every 2 years

• 40 and over, every year

If you wear contact lens, you will need to be checked every year, regardless of age.

You should be seen if you notice a change in your vision or if you experience pain, flashes of light, new floaters, tearing or if you sustain injury to the eye.