Eye Exams & Optomap®

We only know how to be thorough.

That’s why we offer a comprehensive eye examination that will reveal hidden, symptom-less, potentially sight-threatening eye disorders and diseases that are not found by a simple vision screening done at school or at the general practitioner’s office.

Your examination will include:

A Complete Medical and Visual History
The eyes are a part of the body, so they can be affected by most any health condition in some way. We must know about your general health and prescription and non-prescription medication you are taking, prior to treatment.

A refraction
1 or 2? Yes, that’s what it’s called, a refraction. Both automated and doctor-controlled instruments, plus the patient-directed methods, are used to obtain the best glasses prescription for you.

Neurological Screenings
Evaluating the way your eyes move and work together, as well as how the eyes are connected to the brain can tell us if the nerves and muscles controlling your eyes are working properly or require further examination.

Eye Health Evaluation
A slit lamp is a high-powered microscope used to examine internal and external parts of your eye. The pupils are often dilated and the inside of the eye is viewed using specialized examination instruments. We are then able to see early signs of glaucoma, cataracts, hypertension, macular degeneration, diabetes and many other eye diseases.

NEW The Optomap® Retinal Exam
To view the retina, either your eyes must be dilated, or for a minimal fee you may choose to have a retinal image of your eye taken with the optomap®. Retinal imaging is used to screen for and diagnose eye and non-eye diseases and forms part of a comprehensive eye examination process. Many indicators of systemic disease and precursors to eye conditions often exhibit first in the periphery of the retina. For more information on this state of the art procedure visit www.optos.com.

Visual Fields
Your peripheral vision can be thoroughly checked with an instrument known as a visual field. We will do this painless procedure if and when it is necessary.

Discussion of Findings
We will discuss the examination findings with you and review all available options to make your vision the best and keep your eyes healthy.

I liked the smaller office setting as it felt more intimate. I was greeted right away with a friendly face who helped with my insurance and medical background. Both doctors I met with were professional and engaging, answering questions and asking pertinent information. They listened to concerns I had and offered a trial of a different type of contacts to see if they would work better for my extra dry eyes.

Candace L.

All staff are very nice, professional and efficient. Pleasant experience, as usual. Check out was through and quick. Even performed minor repair to my glasses at no charge, quickly. Enjoy talking with Dr. Dobson.

Dean L.

My visit was and care was excellent. I have seen Dr. Dobson for years and feel very comfortable recommending him to anyone.

Sue H.

Very friendly, he’s happy to explain the what each test is and what head learns from it and why it’s important. Excellent.

Douglas B.

Dr. Dobson is thorough and conscientious. He is patient as I asked a LOT of questions that he was happy to answer!

Elizabeth J.

Very friendly and helpful front office staff! Doctor was very thorough and had warm/friendly “bedside” manner. Highly recommend the Dripping Springs location!

Ja M.

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