If you only get an eye exam when your vision changes, it may be time to rethink your strategy, because routine exams can prevent eye problems. Dr. Bryan Ma offers comprehensive exams that protect your vision and your overall eye health using today’s most advanced technology to make your exam quick and accurate. If you have questions about whether you need an eye exam, call the doctor’s practice, Bryan Ma, O.D. Optometry in Orange, California, or book an appointment online.
Getting a comprehensive eye exam is the best way to protect your eye health and prevent vision loss. Why? Because eye conditions that commonly develop over time don’t cause early symptoms.
Eye problems like glaucoma, diabetic eye disease, and macular degeneration can progressively worsen for years, and you won’t have a clue until the disease causes enough damage to affect your vision.
When you come in for a comprehensive eye exam, Dr. Ma can see these problems at the earliest stage — while you still have time to start treatment that can prevent or delay vision problems.
After talking with you about any eye or vision problems you might have, Dr. Ma performs a variety of tests to evaluate your:
Eye function testing evaluates color vision, depth perception, eye muscle coordination, and your eyes’ responsiveness to light.
Dr. Ma also evaluates the overall health of your eyes using a binocular-like device that gives him a magnified view of the outside and inside of each eye.
If you need eyeglasses or contact lenses to correct your vision, Dr. Ma uses automated computerized refraction to determine your prescription.
This process used to be done by hand, with Dr. Ma placing different lenses in front of your eyes to determine the prescription for your corrective eyewear.
Thanks to Dr. Ma’s dedication to using today’s most advanced technology, that job is now performed automatically by a digital refractor.
Computerized refraction is quick, so it reduces your time in the office, yet it produces more accurate results.
Dr. Ma assesses the health of your retina using Optomap® ultra-widefield retinal imaging. Optomap takes a quick and painless photograph of your eye, uniquely capturing virtually your entire retina in one panoramic image.
Using this large image, Dr. Ma can clearly see changes in your retina that signal early signs of eye problems — changes he can see long before symptoms develop.
With Optomap, Dr. Ma can see more than eye conditions. He can also detect changes in blood vessels that are signs of serious problems like heart disease, diabetes, and high blood pressure.
Your image is stored digitally, so the next time you come in for an exam, a new photo may be taken and compared to your last Optomap image — an exceptional way to see subtle, progressive changes.
If you’re overdue for a comprehensive eye exam, or you’re not sure how frequently you should get an exam, call the office of Bryan Ma, O.D. Optometry or use online booking to schedule an appointment.