Guilford Eye Center: Comprehensive Eye Exams; Trusted Eye Care
Good vision is essential, and eye care is never something to be taken lightly. At Guilford Eye Center, taking care of your vision begins with a detailed medical history and advanced ophthalmic testing using the latest state-of-the-art technology. Our doctors will then evaluate your eye health and discuss in detail any areas of concern. Our eye exams are comprehensive in nature and we encourage all of our patients to allow 60-90 minutes for their visit.
Annual eye exams are an important part of a healthy lifestyle. Eye exams these days are a lot more than just getting a new pair of glasses. Did you know that many systemic conditions can be detected in your eyes? Many of our patients are diabetic or have hypertension. These 2 very common conditions can cause permanent vision loss if not detected early. Other conditions such as thyroid problems, multiple sclerosis even brain tumors can be detected with an annual eye exam.
Our doctors don’t take a look at your eye problems alone – we begin your examination by asking about your overall health. We ask about your medication, your family’s history of disease, the nature of your work, and your prescription history, if any. Next, we will inspect the interior structure of your eyes and your pupil reflexes, after which we’ll advise additional tests as needed.
We have special equipment for corneal topography and we perform dilation annually on our patients. These tests are extremely important in the early detection of certain diseases, and is probably the least invasive way of doing it.
We also have all the latest diagnostic equipment for comprehensive eye care for treatment. The Pattern Electroretinography (ERG) Vision Testing is recognized as an effective test in helping to diagnose and manage disease including, Glaucoma, Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD), and Diabetic Edema, among others. To help diagnose various eye conditions, we also do Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT), a non-invasive imaging test that uses light waves to take cross-section pictures of your retina.
We also have the Diopsys® Visual Evoked Potential Vision Testing (VEP), a test to provide important diagnostic information regarding the functional integrity of the entire visual system. It has been found to be useful for the detection and monitoring of many types of visual abnormalities.
Keeping You Informed
Our doctors always take the time to discuss their findings with you, allowing you to make informed decisions about your own eye health. Do you need laser eye surgery? Do you need to consult other medical specialists for other health issues we may have discovered during your eye exam? We’ll be happy to help, because we’re more than just another eye care center – we’re Guilford Eye Center, where your optimal overall health is our concern.
For Eye Exams and Other Eye Health Concerns, contact Guilford Eye Center today.
Come see us for your next eye exam; book an appointment with us by calling at (336) 292-4516 today.