Our Doctors at Wink Eye Care strive to provide each patient with a thorough and educational experience while assessing overall ocular health.
For every exam, we will discuss your overall medical history, current medications (including over the counter) and daily lifestyle. Many illnesses and medications may affect or could have the potential to lead to associated eye issues. It is also important for us to learn about your life style because we want to prescribe glasses, contact lenses and therapy based on your specific needs.
Our comprehensive eye exams include the following, please expand each of the sections for more information.
Our Doctors at Wink Eye Care strive to provide each patient with a thorough and educational experience while assessing overall ocular health. Our comprehensive exams include the following:
Detailed Case and Medical History
Measurement of Vision
Evaluation of eye muscles
Color Vision Testing
Examination of Peripheral Vision
Analysis of how well your eyes work together.
Examination of the External Eye with a Microscope
Eye pressure measurement
Pupil Dilation for internal health viewing
Full examination of the internal structures of the eye for visual function
What Does All Of That Mean?
First, we discuss your overall medical history, it’s important for us to know the status of your health since many illnesses may have or lead to associated eye problems. Second, it is important for you to tell us about any medications that you use including over the counter medications because many medications effect the eye. It is also important for us to learn something about your life style. We want to prescribe glasses, contact lenses, and therapy on the basis of your visual needs. Remember, each of us are unique.
On all of our patients, we measure visual acuity, which means to measure how well you can see. We determine your eye-glass prescription at distance and near; evaluate your eye muscle coordination; check to see if you have any color deficiencies; assess the front of the eye with a microscope; perform a glaucoma test screening test; and dilate the eyes to properly evaluate the retina. Patients often ask do you have to dilate the eyes? To properly assess the retina (the back of the eye), we use to routinely dilate everyones eyes. Looking at the retina through an un-dilated eye is like looking through the keyhole of your closet to see what is inside. Its easier and better if you open the door, put your head in and look around. That’s what the drops do and the instrument that we put on our head allows us to do.
Your contact lens fitting evaluation will determine if you are a candidate for wearing contact lens. This assessment includes tests and procedures which go beyond an eyeglass prescription: the measurement of the corneal curvature, a modified health assessment of the eye and an in-office trial with diagnostic lenses. Your contact lens evaluation includes your updated glasses prescription, a diagnostic pair of contact lenses, follow up if necessary, and your Contact Lens Rx. A contact lens evaluation is like an “upgrade” from the glasses examination.
Types Of Contact Lenses That Can Be Fitted At Our Office:
Soft Daily Wear Lenses
Planned Replacement Lenses
Enhancement Tinted Lenses
Extended Wear Lenses
Rigid Gas-Permeable Lenses
Contact Lens Pricing
Our office matches 1800-Contacts & Wal-Mart prices PLUS an additional % OFF for our customers. Also, as a private office, we can provide you with an extra manufacturers rebate to give you even more savings! We can fill any prescription as long as it’s not expired. Please bring it in and we’ll give you a quote or call us at 940-369-7441 and make an order over the phone. We’ll be happy to serve you.
Medical Evaluations are evaluations that DO NOT pertain to correcting for glasses or contacts. Medical evaluations are performed to help manage and/or treat certain health aspects of the eye similar to the following:
All types of Conjunctivitis (Pink Eye)
Dry Eyes and Dry Eye Syndrome
Migraines and/or Headaches
Corneal Abrasions and Ulcers
Latisse Evaluations (Longer Eye Lashes)
**Most medical evaluations and procedures are normally covered by a major medical insurance (deductible met). These are different from Vision Insurance and Plans.
Glaucoma evaluations are usually for people who are glaucoma suspects or has already been diagnosed with glaucoma. Dr. Tran & Dr. Blois are board certified as a Optometric Glaucoma Specialists in the state of Texas and can help you diagnose, treat and manage glaucoma if needed. The examination includes the following:
Detailed Case History
Angle Evaluation via Gonioscopy
Intraocular Pressure Measurement(s)
Corneal Thickness Measurement
Optic Nerve Head Photography for documentation and analysis
Visual Field Threshold Testing for documentation and analysis
Diabetic Examinations are usually requested by your Primary Care Physician. Patients who are Type I or Type II diabetics are recommended to have yearly dilated comprehensive exams to monitor and detect any signs of Diabetic Retinopathy which may cause permanent vision loss. We can take care of that for you and then send over a letter to your PCP to update your chart. The examination includes the following:
Detailed Case History
Extraocular Motility Function
Color Vision Testing
Examination of Peripheral Visual Field
Analysis of the Accommodative and Binocular Visual System
Retinoscopy and Refraction (if necessary)
Examination of the External Ocular Adnexa with the use of Biomicroscopy
Intraocular Pressure Measurement
Examination of the health of the Internal Ocular Media and Fundus with the use of Diagnostic Pharmaceutical Agents, Biomicroscopy and Ophthalmoscopy
20/20 vision means that you see at 20 feet what the average person sees at 20 feet. 20/200 means that you see at 20 feet what the average person sees at 200 feet. Many young patients have better than 20/20, e.g., 20/15. Only a few people have 20/10.
I Have 20/20 Doesn’t That Mean My Eyes Are Ok?
No. Just because you have 20/20 it doesn’t mean that you don’t need glasses, eye therapy, or treatment for a silent disease. Only a comprehensive eye examination will determine if your eyes are healthy and working properly.
Can I Take My Prescription and Get Contact Lenses?
No. An eye-glass prescription though related to a contact lens prescription is entirely different. Contact lenses need to be properly fitted to ensure good vision and health of the cornea. Also, keep in mind contact lens fitting is not covered by most health insurance companies.