Comprehensive Eye Exams
Regardless of your age or physical health, it is important for everyone to have regular eye exams. Adults should have their eyes tested to keep their prescriptions current and to check for early signs of eye disease and problems that could lead to vision loss. Routine eye examinations play an important part in preventative health care.
A comprehensive eye examination at Kirman Eye includes the following:
• Patient History
• Visual Acuity
• Field of Vision
• Stereopsis (depth perception)
• Color Vision
• Cover Test
• Slit Lamp Examination
• Glaucoma Test
• Dilation or Optomap Imaging
• Contact Lens Evaluation and Fitting
Our aim is not only to treat and manage diseases, but also to focus on early detection and preventative screenings. In addition to prevention and management of disease conditions, we want to provide you with the sharpest, clearest vision possible. We do this by carefully determining your current prescription and getting you into the appropriate spectacle lenses and contact lenses. We do a thorough intake process to find out about your job, hobbies, sports involvement, and more in order to meet all your visual and eye protection needs. We take pride in staying current with, not only the latest equipment and special testing, but also the latest styles in designer eyewear.
Diabetic Eye Exams
Regular examinations are especially important for diabetic patients. Diabetes is a common disease and one of the most common causes of vision loss. High blood sugar levels may cause blood vessel damage in the body, and the blood vessels in the eye are no exception. Diabetes can cause swelling of the macula (responsible for central vision), leading to central vision loss.
Diabetic eye examinations monitor blood vessel health and detect any retinal changes. Diabetic patients should have their eyes examined at least once a year.
Exams for Children & InfantSEE
At Kirman Eye, we suggest that a childs first exam should take place between 6 and 12 months of age.
After the initial visit, we suggest exams at age 3 and age 5, or yearly if it is determined that your child needs a prescription or other correction.
Thorough Eye Exams for Kids
We can determine a lot about the health of your child’s eyes objectively during the exam. Many eye disorders can be treated, and it’s best to catch them early. Some problems, if left uncorrected, lead to vision developing improperly. We will thoroughly examine your child, and if our doctors find an area of concern, we will be glad to answer your questions and suggest the best treatment plan.
Kirman Eye is proud to participate with the InfantSEE Program. This healthcare program allows babies from 6 months to 12 months have an exam free of charge.
Regardless of whether you're diagnosed with near sightedness, far sightedness, astigmatism, presbyopia (requiring bifocals) or even keratoconus — Kirman Eye can help you make the transition to contact lenses. Based on your prescription and the curve of your eye, we'll select contact lenses that not only correct your vision, but also fit your eyes, and your lifestyle, comfortably.
Special Prescriptions: Bifocals and Torics Bifocal contacts are available in both soft and rigid gas permeable lenses with some brands offering disposable lenses. Toric lenses are usually capable of correcting your astigmatism, unless you have an especially complex prescription. Today, toric lenses come in many varieties, including disposable, frequent replacement, multifocal and colored.
Additionally, we fit specialty lenses including scleral, RGP and CRT lenses.
Emergency Eye Care & Treatment of Chronic Ocular Diseases
In addition to routine comprehensive eyecare, the doctors at Kirman Eye provide emergency eye care including removal of corneal foreign bodies, treatment of corneal abrasions and conjunctivitis ("pink eye"). Treatment for a host of chronic ocular diseases such as dry eye syndrome and glaucoma is also available at Kirman Eye. Some of the testing includes:
• Pachymetry - This instrument is used to measure corneal thickness.
• Tonometry - checks the pressure found in the eye.
• Gonioscopy - evaluates the fluid drainage system of the eye.
• Biomicroscopy - evaluates the surface of the eye in great detail.
• Color Vision Testing - looks for indication of optic nerve pathology.
• Stereopsis Testing - reveals the patient’s ability to see “3-D” images. It also examines the patient's ability to use their eyes together.
To provide accurate vision and eye-health tests and results, the doctors at Kirman Eye use the most advanced diagnostic testing equipment in the industry. Some of the testing includes:
• Dicon Visual Field
• Heidelberg Retinal Tomography
• MacuLogix Dark Adaptation
• Corneal Topography
• Retinal Health Assessment
• Optomap Retinal Imaging