Eye Exams

An annual comprehensive eye exam is an important part of maintaining healthy eyes and ensuring you have the best vision throughout your life. Some eye diseases have no signs or symptoms until your vision has already been affected, so you may not know that there is a problem until it is too late. A regular eye exam can detect these problems early and offers the best protection against possible vision loss.

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Patient History

As part of your exam, Dr. Haferman will discuss your reasons for the visit and any problems that you might be having with your eyes or vision. We’ll also discuss any individual work or hobby related vision needs that you might have in order to get you the best options for correcting your vision. As part of the history, we will discuss any medications you take, allergies, health history and family history items that might have an impact on the long term health of your eyes and vision.

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Initial Testing

After the history, we will check your visual acuity to determine how well you are seeing with your current vision correction.  We also check your pupil reactions, eye muscle movements, depth perception, color vision and how the eyes work together.  Your side vision is also evaluated during this time.

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Refraction

Dr. Haferman will evaluate your prescription using a state of the art digital phoropter.  This new technology allows for a quicker and more accurate check of your prescription.

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Ocular Health Evaluation

This involves checking out the health of the eyes, both inside and out.  A thorough look at both the surface of the eyes and the inside of the eyes is performed to make sure that there are no signs of any health problems with the eyes.  Evaluating the inside of the eyes usually involves the use of a dilating drop to open up the pupil enough to be able to see all of the structures inside of the eyes.  This drop does not usually affect the distance vision, so driving home from the exam is okay, but your near vision is typically blurry for 2-3 hours after the exam and your eyes will be more sensitive to bright lights (due to the larger pupil) for the same length of time.  As part of the evaluation of the health of your eyes, the eye pressure is also measured.  This can be done in a couple different ways, but we do not use the “eye puff machine” at Progressive Family Eyecare!

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Discussion

After thoroughly evaluating your eyes and vision, Dr. Haferman will discuss all of the findings with you, make recommendations for the best treatment options and answer any questions you have.

Optical

At Progressive Family Eyecare, we have a large selection of quality eyewear from many name brand companies. All of our frames come with at least a 1 year warranty against manufacturer defects and breakage. Whether you are looking for a conservative frame or a bold, new look, come in and check out the latest styles and colors that we have to offer.

Contact Lenses

There are a variety of contact lenses on the market today to fit all kinds of vision problems. Contact lenses can correct for near-sightedness, far-sightedness, astigmatism and presbyopia (the need for reading glasses/bifocals), so even if you’ve been told in the past that you can’t wear contact lenses, it doesn’t hurt to ask again!

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