Testing for More than 20/20

Did you know that 20/20 just means that the person can clearly see a certain letter on the standard eye chart (equivalent to what a person with normal vision should be able to see at 20 feet).

At Dr. David Oliphant’s Complete Eye & Vision Care Clinic , our comprehensive vision exam goes beyond 20/20 to evaluate many important visual skills and your overall vision health such as:

Visual Acuity at Near

Is vision clear and single at close distances? Clear sight at short distances is critical to reading, writing, close work, computer use, etc.

Eye Teaming Skills

Do the two eyes aim, move, and work as a coordinated team? Weaknesses in binocular (two-eyed) vision and eye teaming skills can cause numerous difficulties, including convergence insufficiency and poor depth perception.

Eye Focusing Skills

Do the eyes maintain clear vision at varying distances? Rapid, automatic eye focus adjustment is critical to learning, reading, writing, sports, etc. Deficiencies can cause visual fatigue, reduced reading comprehension, and/or avoidance of close work or other activities.

Eye Movement Skills

Do eye movements show adequate muscle control, tracking, fixation, etc.? In the classroom, normal eye movements allow rapid and accurate shifting of the eyes along a line of print or from book to desk to board, etc.  In sports, efficient eye movements contribute to eye-hand coordination, visual reaction time, and accurate tracking.

Above are just a few of the many visual skills evaluated during our comprehensive vision examination.  In addition, the health of your eyes – inside and out – is carefully evaluated for such problems as cataracts, glaucoma, hypertension, diabetes, etc. After all, your eyes are for life!

Dr. Oliphant will examine both the external an internal condition of the eye area. During the external examination of the eye he will scan the area to ensure there are no abnormalities. During the internal eye examination Dr. Oliphant will use a slit lamp microscope and an ophthalmoscope and check your eyes for indications of abnormalities, from front to back.