Visual Acuity Testing
During your comprehensive eye exam your visual acuity will be tested to measure your vision quantitatively.
If you are not seeing properly, Dr. Muller may refract you to see if wearing eyeglasses (or contact lenses) can improve your vision.
If you are "more mature" and experiencing presbyopia (difficulty focusing up close) Dr. Muller may prescribe reading glasses and/or an eyedrop known as Vuity.
Vuity is a prescription eyedrop (pilocarpine HCl 1.25%) which decreases the diameter of your pupils thus increasing your depth of focus, allowing you to see up close/read better. Vuity may reduce or eliminate your need to wear reading glasses.
Complete Eye Examination
Dr. Muller will gently place an anesthetic eye drop on the surface of your eyes so that you will be completely comfortable while you are being examined. Using her binocular microscope (or slit lamp) she will examine the structures of the front of your eyes, including your eyelids, conjunctiva, cornea, iris and lens. She will also check the pressure inside your eyes to screen for glaucoma. With a hand-held lens, without dilation, Dr. Muller can examine your maculae and optic nerves; she may ask to dilate your pupils so that she can examine the inside of your eyes in greater detail.
Many eye conditions and diseases can be detected with the slit lamp examination, including cataracts, glaucoma, dry eye, allergic conjunctivitis, demodex, Meibomian gland dysfunction, blepharitis, ocular rosacea, styes, chalazia, contact lens associated issues, macular degeneration, and diabetic retinopathy, to name a few.