Comprehensive Eye Exams

The Optometrists at Eyes on Canal in New Orleans Cover Every Aspect of Eye Health for You and Your Family

In an industry where doctor-patient face time seems to keep shrinking, we value our time with you and your family. At Eyes on Canal, you get more than just a routine check-up. We promise you’ll leave satisfied, informed, and confident in your eye care decisions.

At Eyes on Canal, our experienced doctors employ both proven techniques and the latest technology to help detect diseases such as glaucoma and macular degeneration early, and to produce a permanent and historical record of changes in your eye to help get an even deeper understanding of your ocular health.

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Benefits of a Routine Eye Exam

Getting the right exam at the right age can help ensure your vision lasts a lifetime. According to the childhood eye screening guidelines developed by the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus, pediatric eye health begins with an eye exam at birth and continues with regular screenings throughout childhood.

It’s also recommended that adults undergo a complete eye exam at 40, to detect any early signs of eye disease or changes in vision. Adults who have an eye disease or risk factors such as diabetes, however, should see an optometrist before then. Following a regular eye screening schedule, from childhood to senior age (65 and older), can help prevent and manage eye disease.

Latest Technology for Evidence-Based Care

Eyes on Canal strives to offer the most modern and progressive vision care to its New Orleans patients. Our experienced and caring team of optometrists is committed to staying current on the latest advancements in eye care by regularly attending continuing education seminars and advanced training courses.

We use the most advanced multi-diagnostic exam screening tools on the market. By employing tools like automated refractors and aberrometers (which use advanced wavefront technology) we can objectively provide a more accurate baseline to determine the correct eyeglass or contact lens prescription. Plus, obtaining the results takes seconds, and it’s absolutely painless for our patients.

Our Comprehensive Eye Exams

An important part of preventive eye care, our exams cover every aspect of your eye health, including:

  • Complete medical history review. More than just a routine checkup, your visit will start with a collection and review of your medical history by our experienced optometrists.
  • Eye health evaluation. This consists of medically examining the outside and the inside of your eyes in order to detect retinal tears, holes, or detachments that, if not treated quickly, could result in permanent vision loss. The vision and eye mobility tests include:
  • Visual acuity test to check how well you can see the letters on a chart from a specific distance, to determine your ability to distinguish shapes.
  • Refraction test, which will test your ability to see an object clearly at a specific distance.
  • Color blindness test to measure color perception and screen color deficiencies.
  • Cover test to determine whether there is a heterotropia or tropia, which is a manifest strabismus, or an abnormal alignment of the eyes.
  • Eye movement test/eye muscle function. The extraocular muscle function test is performed to evaluate any defect in the extraocular muscles, which can result in uncontrolled eye movements.
  • Depth perception test, which measures how well your brain processes different pictures from each eye and combines them to form a single three-dimensional image. Thanks to depth perception, your eyes are able to determine distances between objects and determine whether something is near or far away.
  • Retinoscopy objectively measures the refractive error of a patient’s eyes. The doctor uses a retinoscope to shine light into the patient’s eye and observes the reflection off the patient’s retina.
  • Glaucoma testing, using a technique called tonometry. During tonometry, eye drops numb the eye. Then a doctor or technician uses a device called a tonometer to measure the inner pressure of the eye.
  • Evaluation for signs of diseases such as glaucoma, macular degeneration, diabetes, hypertension, and even cancer using high-resolution retinal imagine technology.
  • A discussion with our experienced optometrists about their findings and a tailored treatment plan for you. After we perform a series of vision and eye mobility tests, you will have an opportunity to thoroughly discuss our findings and treatment plans with you in terms that you can understand, acquire the glasses or contact lens prescription you need, and anything else you may require to achieve optimal eye health.