Glaucoma is not a single disease. It is a group of eye diseases that can cause damage to the optic nerve, most commonly due to an increase in pressure inside the eye called intraocular pressure (IOP). When detected in the early stages, glaucoma can often be controlled, preventing severe vision loss and blindness. However, symptoms of noticeable vision loss often only occur once the disease has progressed significantly. This is why glaucoma is called “the sneak thief of sight”. Unfortunately, once vision is lost from the disease, it usually cannot be restored. Here at Fort Worth Eye Center, we have all the latest equipment to detect, manage, and monitor treatment of glaucoma with medication. Surgical referrals may be required for some.
Fort Worth Eye Center is committed to using the latest technology to provide you with the most advanced eye care and the most comfortable experience. Recently, Dr. Lam introduced the new iCare EIDON widefield TrueColor confocal fundus imaging system to his eye exams. This piece of technology provides unsurpassed image quality and a live view of the retina, all without the need for dilation!
During your eye exam, we assess all parts of the visual pathway. You’ll receive a new prescription for glasses and/or contact lenses, an overall health assessment of the eye, binocular vision to verify both eyes are working together equally, and a minor neurological assessment.
It is recommended you receive a complete eye exam at least once every two or three years. However, your doctor may recommend more frequent exams depending on your age, medical history, or whether you currently wear glasses and/or contact lenses.
We offer many types of eye exams here at Fort Worth Eye Center including eye exams for kids, sports vision exams, contact lens eye exams, and more.
The duration of your eye exam will depend on your individual circumstances and needs; however, most patients can expect a full appointment to last between 30 minutes and an hour. If you are interested in purchasing new glasses or contact lenses, additional time may be needed.