Computer vision diagnostics is the first step towards long-lasting vision preservation and solving various vision problems. An ophthalmologist shall suggest an individual prophylaxis or treatment program based on the data received. Computer vision diagnostics allows determining the state of the entire visual system, identifying the true causes of visual impairment, and detecting eye diseases, even at the earliest stage.
Routine eye exams allow you to observe the dynamics of the processes occurring to the visual system, which is crucial to preventing multiple eye diseases.
What is the difference between a comprehensive vision test and a routine eye exam with an ophthalmologist?
As a rule, ophthalmology clinics or optometrists check a single eye parameter, visual acuity. This is done with a classic chart that has been in use for decades. Such a simplified vision test doesn’t provide a complete understanding of the visual system and isn’t able to define the causes of the visual impairment. Yet this is critical, especially in childhood, when vision is affected by hidden processes that can only be detected by a detailed examination, or in adulthood, when vision impairment can be caused by entirely different conditions, requiring different treatments.
Eye exams by ophthalmologists in the ordinary city or regional clinics or optometrists are quite different from eye exams in professional centers. Eximer Ophthalmology Clinic performs vision diagnostics in over 100 tests.
Who needs computer vision diagnostics?
- People with vision impairment.Eye diseases of different natures can have similar symptoms. It is important to identify the cause of vision loss and choose the right treatment.
- All people over 45 years old.No one is safe from age-related changes, and the visual system is vulnerable as well. The risk of diseases such as cataract and glaucoma, and retinal problems increases. Almost all people over 45-50 years of age develop farsightedness (presbyopia).
- Expectant mothers.Changes can occur in the visual system during pregnancy as well. Particular attention should be paid to the retina, as it is at greatest risk during natural childbirth.
- People with diabetes, hypertension.Regular eye exams for these diseases are vital to take timely measures to preserve your eyesight.
- Those wearing contact lenses. The lens is a foreign body for the eye, so it is required to monitor the cornea regularly.
- Everyone working actively at a computer. Working too long with gadgets causes visual strain, dry eye, which can lead to serious vision disorders.
- Everyone undergoing microsurgical intervention.Preoperative diagnostic examination, including cataract and laser vision correction, allows to predict the results of the future intervention, determine individual parameters, and identify contraindications.
- Children, even those without vision problems. The visual system is formed until the age of 18 and requires close attention.
Benefits of vision diagnostics at Eximer Clinics in Kyiv
- Clinics are equipped with a set of modern high-precision diagnostic facilities, allowing us to determine the functional and anatomical features of the visual apparatus in one visit.
- The cost of diagnostics includes many parameters: measurement of visual acuity, refraction (the ability of the eye optical system to refract light rays), intraocular pressure, state of the eye inner structures, retina, and optic nerve, corneal shape, and refracting power.
- The latest certified equipment allows measuring the necessary parameters with no pain or contact.
- Computer vision diagnostics is performed according to all world standards.
- Patient data is stored in an electronic database, which allows us to monitor the processes occurring in the visual system in dynamics.
Computer vision diagnostics steps
Each patient’s visit to an ophthalmologist begins with a complete diagnostic examination of the visual system. You can schedule an appointment by phone or through the clinic’s website. An eye exam at Eximer Ophthalmology Clinic takes from an hour and a half to two hours. The reading on diagnostic tools is quite fast, but in some cases, the pupil dilation procedure, which is needed to examine the internal structures of the eye and eye ground, requires more time.
After the diagnostic data has been collected, the patient consults an ophthalmologist for a diagnosis, and the doctor selects a prevention or treatment program. If necessary, additional exams may be scheduled. The patient receives a statement with the results of the diagnostic examination, indicating the parameters of the visual system, diagnosis, and recommendations.
What happens if you don’t get your vision checked?
The tricky thing about many eye diseases is that they are asymptomatic, and the person does not suspect that his or her visual system is undergoing dangerous changes. Without timely detection, these can lead to serious visual impairment, and often to vision loss. In addition, people frequently misdiagnose one eye condition as another and do not pay attention to the alarming symptoms.
For example, one may think that his or her vision is getting worse just because of fatigue from long work at the computer, but there are serious changes in the visual system that require treatment. Nowadays, specialists can detect vision problems at a very early stage using modern diagnostic equipment and begin treatment when the functions of the visual apparatus have not yet been significantly affected.
Diagnostic equipment at Eximer Ophthalmology Clinic
The diagnostic facilities at the Eximer Ophthalmology Clinic include the most up-to-date equipment from the world’s leading manufacturers: Nidek, Tomey (Japan), Zeiss (Germany), Optovue, Bausch&Lomb, AMO (USA), and others. All parameters of the visual system can be measured quickly without any contact to get the whole picture of eyesight in one visit.
How to get prepared for an eye exam?
The eye exam does not require any special preparation from the patient. To ensure that all readings are correct, you must first remove your hard lenses two weeks in advance, if you use them. Soft contact lenses must be removed one day before the diagnostic examination.
Additional examinations, e.g., to estimate the parameters for laser vision correction, may be performed before the correction itself. Do not forget your passport or ID card on the day of the diagnostic examination. It is not recommended to use decorative cosmetics or drink alcoholic beverages.
Following an eye exam
Some exams require pupil dilation, so expect to be uncomfortable for some time due to blurred vision. It is recommended to take sunglasses, and avoid driving on that day. As a rule, the pupil normalizes by the evening of the day of the computer vision diagnostics.
Why can’t glasses be fitted immediately after an eye exam?
Modern, full diagnostic exams involve a dilated pupil to study the internal structures of the eye and the eye ground. It is not that easy to pick the right glasses with a dilated pupil, so you will need a separate visit at Eximer Ophthalmology Clinic to get your glasses or contact lenses fitted.
Children’s diagnostic examination
The diagnostic equipment at Eximer Ophthalmology Clinic allows for a full examination of the child’s visual system from as early as three months of age. Diagnostics performed at the Eximer Ophthalmology Clinic are absolutely safe, non-contact, non-invasive, ensuring the accuracy of the diagnosis. The clinics have a special pediatric PlusOptix A09 autorefractometer that does not require precise eye fixation and can even track a child’s movements on its own.