GENERAL EYE EXAMS
Every patient who comes into our practice is treated as family. During a general eye exam we will check your vision, prescription and ocular health. The human eye is the only place in the body where we can see blood vessels in vivo. This can tell us a lot about what is happening in the rest of the body. Because of this, optometrists are frequently the first health provider to see signs of diabetes, hypertension, high cholesterol, etc. Adults with no history of eye problems should be examined at least every other year.
PEDIATRIC EYE EXAMS
Children should have their eyes tested annually as vision plays a major role in learning and development. Since most children will not complain about their vision, look for signs that they might be having an issue:
Covering one eye
An eye turn in or out
Constantly holding materials close to the face
Family history of vision problems
Difficulty keeping their place while reading or skipping lines
Glaucoma is a slow, progressive disease of the optic nerve (the nerve that brings signals from our eye back to the brain for visual processing). Most of the time, a patient with glaucoma does not have any symptoms - which is why an annual eye exam is so important. Our practice has the most up to date technology (including Cirrus OCT and Octopus visual field) which allows us to provide the best care when looking for and treating glaucoma.
DIABETIC EYE EXAMS
Diabetic retinopathy is when the blood vessels in your retina become leaky or damaged. This damage can have a profound and permanent impact on vision. Risk factors for developing diabetic retinopathy include length of time with diabetes, smoking, blood sugar management, and pregnancy. People with diabetes should get an eye exam every year.
We offer contact lens fitting services and are happy to discuss and find the right option for every patient.
Symptoms of dry eye often include a feeling of grittiness in the eyes, itching, tearing, redness, and blurred vision. Treatment options for dry eye are always evolving and we are dedicated to offering the right options to our patients.
Both Dr. Sanford and Rachel Katims are affiliates of TLC Laser Eye Centers. We see pre and post operative exams. Typically, we will see these patients one day, one week, one month and then three months following the procedure. If you are interested or have any questions about laser eye surgery, please do not hesitate to ask!
CATARACT SURGERY CO-MANAGEMENT
We are able to see pre and post-operative patients. We will work with your ophthalmologist to make your experience as easy as possible.