Thank you for choosing Casey Vision Care for your eye exam. We appreciate you placing your trust in us and will do everything we can to meet your needs and expectations.
If you are a New Patient, here are a few things that will help us provide you with the best care possible on your initial visit:
- Patient Information Packet (download here)
- Medication List
- Present glasses and contact lens information
- Insurance cards
Nearsightedness: Also known as myopia. The inability to clearly see objects at a distance.
Farsightedness: Also known as hyperopia. The inability to clearly see objects close up. The difference may not be noticeable for the young, but increases during middle age.
Astigmatism: The shape of the front of the eye is not round, like the profile of a baseball, but distorted like that of a football. This distortion results in the blur of objects at various angles, regardless of whether they are close up or far away.
Presbyopia: Often referred to as “aging eyes.” We’ll tell you something like “Your eyes are okay, but your arms are too short.” The lens of the eye normally changes shape in order to focus up close for tasks such as reading. However, between the late twenties and early forties, the lens may slowly lose this ability. For patients who have never worn glasses before, reading glasses will be prescribed. Patients who have previously worn glasses to correct nearsightedness will now need a separate prescription for reading. The two prescriptions may be combined into bifocal lenses.
It is possible to have a combination of conditions, each of which requires correction. You could have myopia, astigmatism and presbyopia, all of which can be corrected by a single set of lenses.
General Health of the Eyes: In addition to determining the refraction (for the assessment of a lens prescription), a complete eye examination evaluates the overall health of the eye, both inside and outside. Certain conditions may not be noticeable to the patient, such as glaucoma in its early stages, while other conditions, like cataracts and macular degeneration may account for difficulty in seeing up close or distantly. Allergy or dry eyes can cause gritty, itchy feelings. Be sure to tell the doctor about symptoms you are experiencing.