Scheduling routine eye exams should be an important part of of your overall health care plan. Regular examinations can detect not only ocular changes, but also health issues such as diabetes and high blood pressure. Many eye diseases such as glaucoma and diabetic retinopathy may have a slow and asymptomatic progression; patients may not realize that they have the disease until significant permanent vision loss has already occurred. Ticho Eye Associates offers convenient access to experienced, board-certified eye doctors at three offices located in Chicago Ridge, Tinley Park, and Munster.
What to expect during your visit:
Each exam varies depending on the age and needs of the patient. Our adult patients undergo a series of evaluations and screening for underlying or undiagnosed ocular illnesses. Pediatric patients are specially screened for eye problems characteristic of their age group. Annual exams are commonly recommended for children.
Primary vision care involves:
- Obtaining an extensive medical history from the patient
- Checking visual acuity
- Performing eye muscle testing to ensure that the eyes are working well together
- Performing refractive testing to determine if the glasses are appropriate
- Performing a slit lamp evaluation, which aids in assessing the ocular structures
- Intra-ocular pressure testing, vital in detecting any glaucoma
- Performing a dilated fundus exam, which involves instilling eye drops into the eyes to enlarge the pupils. Once dilation takes place, your doctor can assess the internal eye structures, including the retina.
- Performing advanced diagnostic testing as appropriate
- Creating an individualized treatment plan
Our team of experienced ophthalmic technicians, opticians, orthoptists, optometrists and ophthalmologists are here to help keep your eyes strong and healthy. If you would like to schedule an eye exam, contact us today!