Regularly monitoring the health of your eyes ensures your vision stays protected and abnormalities are identified early. At Beeve Vision Care Center in Glendale, California, Dr. Scott Beeve and his staff offer comprehensive eye exams for the whole family. He provides vision accuracy testing, as well as in-depth internal eye exams and referrals for complex eye issues. Beeve Vision Care Center also provides an in-office optical boutique to make choosing your next pair of glasses easy. To schedule an annual eye exam, call the office or book a visit online.
Dr. Beeve conducts a thorough eye exam that includes a variety of evaluations of your eye health. He discusses any symptoms you have and reviews your current medications. Dr. Beeve also reviews your medical history and your family history of conditions that may affect the health of your eyes.
Other aspects of the exam include:
During a vision accuracy screening, Dr. Beeve determines your ability to see and your need for corrective lenses. He can also evaluate your need for changes to your current prescription.
The screening involves answering questions about the clarity of the eye chart and how well you can read and see letters and other objects.
Dr. Beeve uses an eye function test to gauge how well you see color and the capabilities of your eye muscles. He also evaluates your depth perception, peripheral vision, and how your eyes respond to light to identify any abnormalities in the functionality of your eyes.
As part of your comprehensive eye exam, Dr. Beeve also examines your overall eye health by visually inspecting your eye and eyelids using a magnifying device and a bright light. He also uses optomap® technology to gain a clear image of the back of your eye to identify retinal tears and other conditions.
Dr. Beeve administers two sets of eye drops, one to numb your eyes and the other to dilate your pupils, before examining the internal parts of your eye. This test isn't painful, but you may feel some temporary discomfort from the bright light.
To check for glaucoma, Dr. Beeve also uses tonometry, a painless test in which he measures the amount of pressure your eye needs to flatten part of the cornea. Dr. Beeve gently touches your eye with a strip of paper coated with orange dye. He uses the blue light of a slit lamp to examine your eye, barely touching the tonometer device to your cornea to measure eye pressure.
For complex eye issues, Dr. Beeve can also provide you with a referral to a specialist.
If it's been more than a year since your last comprehensive eye exam, schedule an appointment online or by phone.