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Eye and Vision Exams

Bradford Optical provides comprehensive eye exams and utilizes the innovative TRS COMPUTERIZED REFRACTION SYSTEM that allows for faster and more accurate prescriptions. The doctor will assess a patient’s refractive error (the need for spectacles), binocular function (how the eyes work together), oculomotor reflexes (pupil reactions, ocular muscle balance), accommodative function (ability to focus at near), visual field and ocular health (cataracts, retinal health).

Because the pupils are small and become even smaller when light enters the eye, the view of the retina and other posterior structures of the eye are limited. Therefore, dilation of the pupil with eye drops and/or retinal photography is helpful to adequately examine the retina.

Eye Exam and Consultation

During an eye exam, Dr. Hastie or Dr. Jones will ask you questions about any symptoms or issues you are experiencing, medications you are currently taking, any blurry vision, your work environment, and your overall health. Family history and previous eye or vision conditions will also be discussed during this part of the examination. The doctors will consider this information when determining any treatments or recommendations.

Regular vision testing and evaluations ensure that you always have the clearest vision possible. Our Bradford optometrists provides regular vision acuity test as part of a comprehensive eye exam. Dr. Hastie or Dr. Jones will measure how each eye is seeing by using a wall eye chart and a reading eye chart. The results of these tests are portrayed as a fraction, with 20/20 being the standard for normal distance and reading vision. Depending on the results of your vision test, they may prescribe corrective glasses, contacts, or eye exercises.

Eye Function Testing

In addition to vision testing, an eye exam in our Bradford office includes testing eye functionality. Our optometrists perform several tests to evaluate depth perception, color vision, eye muscle capabilities, peripheral vision, and responsiveness to light. Several other simple tests are completed to determine whether the eyes are focusing, moving, and working together properly. The test results enable the doctors to diagnose any underlying conditions that may be impairing the eyes ability to focus or work together.

Eye Health

As part of a comprehensive eye exam, our Bradford optometrist examines the overall health of the eye through a visual examination and tonometry. Dr. Hastie or Dr Jones evaluates eye health by visually inspecting the eye and eyelids using magnification and a bright light. To examine the internal structures of the eye, we may dilate the pupils. Increased eye pressure may be an indicator of glaucoma, so we utilize tonometry to measure eye pressure. After completing these short tests, the doctors review the results and discusses an treatments with you. Contact us at 802-222-4543 today to schedule a comprehensive eye exam.

Eye Disease

Bradford Optical provides medical care for eye infections and inflammations such as keratitis (corneal inflammation), conjunctivitis (pink eye), uveitis (internal eye inflammation), as well as dry eye syndrome and eyelid conditions. The clinic also handles contact lens complications and irritations. Foreign body removal from the affected structures of the eye is also provided. If surgery is indicated for any condition, the patient will be referred to the appropriate surgeon.

Glaucoma and macular degeneration are common eye diseases that can be treated and managed at Bradford Optical. Each patient is screened appropriately for the existence of these conditions and additional testing such as visual fields or retinal photographs are utilized as necessary.

Systemic Disease

Eye care is a vital component of care in patients with cardiovascular (heart), neurological (brain), autoimmune (inflammation within the body) and many other systemic diseases. Diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), hypercholesterolemia (high cholesterol), and thyroid dysfunction are all conditions that may cause problems in the eyes and affect vision. Our office works closely with other hospital health care providers and clinics to provide dilated eye exams. We also communicate with your other health care providers to ensure seamless provision of your medical needs.

Your eye care provider at Bradford Optical will work with you to diagnose your vision problem and suggest the best treatment option for your eyes at our optometric office in Bradford. For more information, schedule an appointment with your eye care provider, and we’ll be in touch with you shortly.