If you are having trouble seeing at night when you are driving, this may be one of your first signs that you are developing cataracts. Patients with cataracts can also have other types of vision problems, including problems seeing details or seeing clearly in low lighting situations. Our therapeutic optometrist, Dr. Matt Aaker, can provide you with cataracts diagnostic testing and let you know if you have cataracts San Antonio.
Patients can visit our vision practice, The Eyeglass Shop, for a complete eye exam. During this time our therapeutic optometrist and glaucoma specialist can thoroughly examine your eyes and determine whether or not you have cataracts San Antonio. In order to determine whether or not you have cataracts, our eye doctor will perform a comprehensive eye exam. During this exam, several eye tests and screenings will be performed – all of which are totally painless. A visual acuity test will show how well you can read a series of letters. Your eyes will be tested individually, while the other eye is blocked from seeing. Excellent vision measures 20/20. A slit lamp examination will allow our optometrist to see the structures at the front of your eyes. This technology is called a slit lamp because it uses a straight intense line of light. This will illuminate the cornea, iris, lens, as well as the space between your iris and cornea. In order to see the structures at the back of your eye, specifically the retina, our eye doctor will give you a dilated eye exam by first using eye drops to dilate your eyes. The slit lamp can be used, or an ophthalmoscope can be used to examine your lenses for cataracts. Cataracts can appear in both eyes, or only in one eye. They may initially be treated with prescription lens changes, however, eventually most patients may need to have cataract surgery. Cataract surgery is among the safest and most common eye surgeries performed today.
For an eye exam by our doctor to screen for cataracts San Antonio, contact us today.