Eye Exams in Santa Rosa

eye-exam-santa-rosaBradley I Hall, OD, PC is the independent eye exam office inside the Santa Rosa Costco. We provide friendly, professional and thorough eye exams for patients needing eyeglasses, contact lenses, LASIK and help with a variety of eye health issues.

Our eye exams include many different components that fit together to provide you with solutions to your vision and eye health needs. Generally these components involve the following, but vary depending on your individual needs:

Initial Interview: We ask you questions about your eyes, vision, current eyeglasses and/or contact lenses, medications and overall health. Your answers can help us determine how to best help you with your individual needs.

Visual Acuity: Your vision without correction is measured.

Lensometry: We measure the prescription in your current eyeglasses.

AutoRefractor / AutoKeratometer: This machine estimates your eyeglass prescription, measures the curvature of your eyes to help with possible contact lens fittings and determines the distance between your pupils.

Refraction: We manually use a phoropter (the device which contains MANY combinations of lenses) to determine your eyeglass prescription. We evaluate the correlation between your vision without correction, your previous eyeglass prescription, autorefractor results and the manual refraction to make sure your final prescription "makes sense" and should be accurate and comfortable for you.

Pupil, Peripheral Vision, Eye Coordination and Eye Movement Testing: These tests are helpful for evaluating eye functions and can help discover neurological conditions.

Tonometry: We measure the fluid pressure inside your eyes using a Goldmann Tonometer (when you see a blue ring or dot coming toward your eyes). This is the gold-standard method to measure your eye pressure and usually preferred by patients over the "air-puff" method. You need to have some fluid pressure in your eyes to maintain eye shape stability. But you don't want too much pressure, which can cause conditions such as glaucoma.

Slit Lamp Ophthalmoscopy: The slit lamp microscope has a versatile light projection system that is very maneuverable and highly adjustable, even down to a slit (thus the name). It provides a very magnified and stereoscopic view to assess the external and internal health of your eyes. The internal view is much better when your eyes are dilated.

Binocular Indirect Ophthalmoscopy: The binocular indirect ophthalmoscope is the device the eye doctor puts on that looks like a miner's lamp, or a virtual-reality tool. It is used in conjunction with a precise hand-held magnifying lens to view the peripheral areas inside your eyes. This test can only be performed properly when your eyes are dilated.

And More ... There are many other possible tests and procedures that may be performed during the eye exam depending on your individual needs.

Once these tests and procedures are completed, our doctor and you will discuss solutions for your vision and eye health needs. Depending on your individual eye exam results and lifestyle needs, some of the potential solutions may include:

Eyeglasses: Many eyeglass options are available such as single vision, bifocal, progressive, anti-reflective coating ... For more information: Santa Rosa Eyeglasses

Contact Lenses: Roughly half of our patients wear contact lenses full-time or part-time, and many recent advances in contact lens materials and designs have assisted our ability to help patients successfully wear contacts. For more information: Santa Rosa Contact Lenses

LASIK / Laser Eye Surgery: We have helped many patients with LASIK for near-sightedness, far-sightedness, astigmatism and presbyopia. For more information: Santa Rosa LASIK

Eye Health Diagnosis & Treatments: We diagnose and treat many eye conditions, including dry eyes, allergies, infections, eye inflammation ... When it is beneficial for our patients, we refer patients to specialists such as cataract, retina or glaucoma doctors.

Prevention: There are many preventative measures you can take that may be beneficial for the long-term health of your eyes and vision. For more information: Preventive Eye Care

Definitions: Patients often have questions about eye care related terms. For more information: Eye Care Defintions

If you need further information or would like to schedule an eye exam, please call our office at (707) 570-2418.