We take care of each individual patient with the utmost quality eye care. You and your family can count on us for all of your glasses, contacts and eye health needs. The eye doctors at Alafaya Vision Center believe in looking at the big picture when it comes to your eye health. During each eye exam we take the time to get to know you, your ocular history and your vision needs. Our optometrists will provide you with the best care, advice, options and follow up.
|Person||Alafaya Vision Center|
|Address||891 N Alafaya Trail|
|Phone Number||(407) 382-2648|
From Our Website
Annual eye exams are vital to maintaining your vision and overall health. We offer the optomap Retinal Exam as an important part of our eye exams. The optomap Retinal Exam produces an image that is as unique as you fingerprint and provides us with a wide view to look at the health of your retina. The retina is the part of your eye that captures the image of what you are looking at, similar to film in a camera. Many eye problems can develop without you knowing. You may not even notice any change in your sight.
A visual field test measures how much ‘side' vision you have. It is a straightforward test, painless, and does not involve eye drops. Essentially lights are flashed on, and you have to press a button whenever you see the light. Your head is kept still and you have to place your chin on a chin rest. The lights are bright or dim at different stages of the test. Some of the flashes are purely to check you are concentrating. Each eye is tested separately and the entire test takes 15-45 minutes.
Astigmatism is a very common eye condition that's easily corrected by eyeglasses or contact lenses and on some occasions, surgery. Astigmatism is caused when your eye is not completely round. Because our bodies are not perfect, astigmatism occurs in nearly everybody to some degree but for some, not to the degree that it causes blurring. Your eye is naturally shaped like a sphere. Under normal circumstances, when light enters the eye, it bends evenly, creating a clear picture on the back of your eye.
Dry eye syndrome (DES or dry eye) is a chronic lack of sufficient lubrication and moisture on the surface of the eye. Its consequences range from minor irritation to the inability to wear contact lenses and an increased risk of corneal inflammation and eye infections. Persistent dryness, scratchiness and a burning sensation on your eyes are common symptoms of dry eye syndrome. These symptoms alone may be enough for your eye doctor to diagnose dry eye syndrome. Sometimes, he or she may want to measure the amount of tears in your eyes.
The digital retinal exam gives a detailed image of your eye. It digitally scans them and maps the unique fingerprint of your eyes to give your doctor a comprehensive look at your eye health. An Optical Coherence Tomography scan (commonly referred to as an OCT scan) is the latest advancement in imaging technology. Similar to ultrasound, this diagnostic technique employs light rather than sound waves to achieve higher resolution pictures of the structural layers of the back of the eye. A scanning laser used to analyze the layers of the retina and optic nerve for any signs of eye disease, similar to an CT scan of the eye.
It's essential, too, that you make the most out of your exams. We've included a range of questions for you to ask during your next eye exam, or if necessary, before your exam to avoid any miscommunication. We hope you find these helpful and that the information contained in our EyeGlass Guide 2.0 will help to facilitate a comprehensive and informed dialogue between you and your eye care professional. Don't forget, if participating in a flexible spending account program, you may be able to use the account to pay for portions of your eye care not covered directly by your insurance plan.
You might be going to a regularly-scheduled eye exam. You may be following a recommendation to see an eye doctor after a vision screening at a local clinic or wellness center. Or your next eye doctor visit could be a response to vision problems or eye discomfort. For regularly scheduled eye exams, expect to talk about any changes in your medical history since the last time you saw your eye doctor. And if this is your first time in a new practice, you'll be asked to provide a more complete medical history, including a list of medications you're currently taking, and any vision problems your parents may have experienced.
Eye doctors at Alafaya Vision Care offer routine and advanced eye care services inside Lenscrafters for your convenience. You can click on the articles below to learn more about what differentiates comprehensive eye exams from simple vision tests, find out why optometrists recommend digital retinal exams, get the scoop about Latisse and so much more! With our location in Waterford Lakes Town Center, we are your family optometrists. Learn more about what problems can be spotted with an eye exam in Orlando, FL.