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Eye & Vision Exams

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At Cascade Eyecare, we strive to provide comprehensive, primary eye care for the whole family. Preventative and routine 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 a licensed optometrist. By diagnosing eye and vision conditions early on, our optometrist is able to provide treatment options and, in many cases, restore vision or prevent vision loss. The American Optometric Association recommends yearly or bi-yearly eye and vision exams, depending on whether you are at-risk or not.

Eye Exam and Consultation

During an eye exam, Dr. Steckman will ask you questions about any symptoms or issues you are experiencing, medications your are currently taking, any blurry 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. Steckman will consider this information when determining any treatments or recommendations.

Vision Testing

Regular vision testing and evaluations ensure that you always have the clearest vision possible. Our optometrist provides regular vision acuity tests as part of a comprehensive eye exam. Dr. Steckman will measure how each eye is seeing by using a wall eye chart and a reading 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. Steckman may prescribe corrective glasses, contacts, or eye exercises.

Visual Field Analyzer

The visual fields test measures how far your eyes can look up, down, right and left. This test helps with diagnosing and treating ocular diseases such as glaucoma, that can affect your peripheral vision.

Eye Function Testing

In addition to vision testing, an eye exam in our  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 simple tests are completed to determine whether the eyes are focusing, moving, and working together properly. The test results enable Dr. Steckman to diagnose any underlying conditions that may be impairing the eyes ability to focus or work together.

Eye Health

As part of a comprehensive eye exam, our optometrist examines the overall health of the eye through a visual examination and tonometry. Dr. Steckman evaluates eye health by visually inspecting the eye and eyelids using magnification and a bright light. To examine the internal structures of the eye, we may dilate the pupils. Increased eye pressure may be an indicator of glaucoma, so we utilize tonometry to measure eye pressure. After completing these short tests, Dr. Steckman reviews the results and discusses any necessary treatment options with you. Contact us at 541-382-2020 today to schedule a comprehensive eye exam.

RTA Retinal Scanning

The RTA Retinal Scanner is a highly sophisticated, computerized instrument that allows us to provide you with a more thorough medical analysis of the eye. It takes digital pictures of the retinal, and allows us to look at cross sections of the retina. This assists the Doctor in early detection of disorders such as glaucoma, macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy and hypertensive retinopathy and other sight threatening conditions. It's especially important if you have already been diagnosed, or have a family history of those conditions along with, blindness, headaches and high cholesterol.