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Eye Screening and Diagnostic Testing

Our ophthalmologist and specially trained staff perform a full range of eye screening and diagnostic testing, from routine eye exams to the diagnosis of more complex conditions.

Regular Eye Exams

Protect your vision and overall health with regular eye exams given by our ophthalmologist. Eye checkups are important not only for eye health but for detecting other conditions — such as hypertension, high cholesterol and diabetes — at early stages when they can be treated more easily.

There are several factors to consider when determining how often you need eye exams, including your age, your overall health and your risk of developing eye problems. Follow these general guidelines to determine when to schedule eye exams:

  • School-age children and adolescents. Have your child's vision checked before he or she enters first grade. If your child has no symptoms of vision problems and you don't have a family history of vision problems, have your child's vision rechecked every two years.
  • Adults without eye conditions. In general, if you're healthy and have no symptoms of vision problems, you should have your vision checked every five to 10 years in your 20s and 30s. Between ages 40 and 65, have your vision checked every two to four years. After age 65, get your eyes checked every one to two years.
  • Adults at risk of eye conditions. If you wear glasses, have a family history of eye disease or have a chronic disease that puts you at greater risk of eye disease (such as diabetes), have your eyes checked more frequently. If you have a specific eye condition that is being monitored, we recommend an exam every three to six months.

Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT)

This noninvasive imaging test uses light waves to take cross-sectional pictures of your retina, the light-sensitive tissue lining the back of the eye. Using OCT, your ophthalmologist can see each of the retina’s distinctive layers and can map and measure their thicknesses. These measurements help with the early detection, diagnosis and treatment of retinal diseases and conditions, including age-related macular degeneration and diabetic eye disease, among others.

Visual Field Test

The visual field test is a subjective measure of both central and peripheral (or side) vision and is used by ophthalmologists to diagnose the presence and severity of glaucoma. The most common visual field test uses a light spot that is repeatedly presented in different areas of your peripheral vision.

Fundus Photography (Fundography)

Fundography uses a photograph of the inside surface of your eye — including the retina, optic disc, macula and posterior pole (fundus) — to diagnose or monitor the progression of eye disease.

Contact Us

For information about our ophthalmology services, or to make an appointment, please call:

  • Marble Valley Eye Care at: 802.773.8328

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Rutland Regional Medical Center
160 Allen Street
Rutland, VT 05701

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