Our office at the Four Corners Medical Arts Centre is located in the South-end of Sudbury. We have state-of-the-art equipment and technicians on-site, an eyewear gallery with a great selection of classic and contemporary styles.  
   
     
     
 
Four Corners Medical Arts Centre
2009 Long Lake Road, Suite 105
Sudbury, Ontario P3E 6C3
Tel. 705.675.2554
Fax: 705.675.2546
Email: eyedocs@eyedocs.ca
 
     
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CoMPREHENSIVE EYE EXAMINATION

During your visit, your doctor will perform a variety of tests and procedures to assess the health and function of your eyes.

This will include the most advanced diagnostic instrumentation to assist in careful testing for glaucoma, cataracts and other health related anomalies. Visual abilities are measured for various distances and eye muscle coordination is assessed. The need for eyeglasses or contact lenses will be determined, and your doctor will then discuss all of the examination results.

In some cases, further special diagnostic procedures such as photographic documentation, visual fields studies or in depth glaucoma evaluation may be required.

Why do I need an eye examination if I have 20/20 vision?

Early diagnosis of eye disease is critical! Eyes don’t hurt so patients are often unaware that serious sight threatening conditions are present. Eye disease rarely has any symptoms in the early stages. Glaucoma, cataracts, macular degeneration, hypertension, and diabetic retinopathy are only some of the reasons an annual eye examination is so important.

The following is what you can expect during your comprehensive eye examination:

  • CASE HISTORY
    You will be asked about your general health, medication. Working environment etc, and asked to describe any vision problems you may be experiencing.

  • EXTERNAL EYE EXAMINATION
    The external area of your eye and eyelids will be examined for abnormalities.

  • INTERNAL EYE EXAMINATION
    The slit lamp microscope and an ophthalmoscope are used to check for abnormalities from front to back. Problems, which can be detected, include diabetes, or hypertension.

  • FUNDUS PHOTOGRAPHY
    Dr. Chisholm recommends Fundus Photography as part of your comprehensive annual eye exam. The digital retinal camera can document the appearance of your retina, optic nerve and macula aiding in timely diagnosis of eye disease.

  • TONOMETRY
    Tonometry measures the fluid pressure in both eyes, and is an important test in detecting glaucoma.

  • VISION TESTS
    Several tests are used to asses your vision these include Stereo tests, color vision tests and amsler grid tests.

  • RETINOSCOPY
    Dr. Chisholm can determine the strength of your eyeglass prescription using various lenses and a retinoscope. This is done without patient feedback, and is invaluable in assessing vision problems in children and others who may not be able to read the eye chart.

  • REFRACTION
    This test will determine your ability to see small details, both near and far. A phoropter is used to fine-tune your spectacle prescription. Lenses are systematically changed until a clear focus is obtained.

  • BINOCULAR VISION
    Dr. Chisholm will evaluate how well your eyes function together and how well your eyes change focus from distance to near.

  • PERIPHERAL VISION
    Your eyes will be evaluated on how well you see objects that are not directly in front of you.

  • OTHER TESTS
    Other tests may be undertaken to evaluate your ability to change focus, see color correctly, or perceive depth.

* The tests described above are typical during a comprehensive eye exam. Additional investigative tests may be recommended if there are any irregularities in your eye health or vision.