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Eye Screening &
Diagnostic Testing

Eye exam with children

If you or a loved one is experiencing an eye problem, you can trust the specialists at Marble Valley Eye Care to make an efficient, accurate diagnosis and begin your treatment as soon as possible. We offer a full range of eye screening and diagnostic tests – from routine eye exams to diagnosis of complex eye conditions – for patients of all ages.

Regular Eye Exams

Regular eye exams help protect your vision and overall health. In addition to identifying problems with your vision, eye exams can also detect conditions such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol and diabetes in their early stages, when they are most treatable.

Your doctor will help you determine how often you need eye exams based on your age, your overall health and your risk of developing eye problems. There are also some general guidelines you can follow to determine how often you may need eye exams:

School-age children & adolescents

Your children should have their vision checked before they enter first grade. If there are no symptoms of vision problems and there is no family history of vision problems, your children’s vision can be rechecked every two years.

Adults without eye conditions

All adults should have their eyes checked every five to ten years between the ages of 20 and 30 and every two to four years between the ages of 40 and 65. After age 65, you should have your eyes checked every one to two years.

Adults at risk for eye conditions

If you have an eye condition, or you are at risk of developing one, you should have your eyes checked more frequently. If you wear glasses, have a family history of eye disease, or have a chronic disease such as diabetes that puts you at greater risk of developing eye disease, your doctor will tell you how often to have your eyes checked. If you have a specific eye condition that is being monitored, you should have your eyes checked every three to six months.

Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT)

OCT is a noninvasive imaging test that uses light waves to take cross-sectional pictures of your retina, the light-sensitive tissue lining the back of your eye. OCT allows your ophthalmologist to see and measure the thickness of each of your retina’s distinctive layers. These measurements can help detect, diagnose and treat retinal diseases, such as age-related macular degeneration and diabetic eye disease.

Visual Field Test

A visual field test is a subjective measure of your central and peripheral vision and can be used to diagnose the presence and severity of glaucoma. The most common type of visual field test uses a light spot that is 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.

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