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Eye Exams

Come in today for your complete eye health exam.

A thorough eye examination consists of a variety of tests designed to measure visual acuity and other vision faculties, as well as observe the health of the eye and check for common eye diseases. There is no discomfort associated with an exam, and they typically take less than an hour. Your pupils are dilated or made larger with eyedrops so that the doctor can see inside the eye to view the retina and optic nerve.

Eye exams are recommended regularly throughout all phases of one’s life. Below is the standard recommendation unless you are already diagnosed as near or farsighted. Then you should have exams every 1-2 years as needed to update glasses prescription.

1-3 Years of Age
Infants should be checked during pediatric visits.
3-6 Years Eye exams are recommended every one to two years.
7-18 Years Eye exams should be scheduled as necessary.
20-30 Years One exam
30-40 Years Two exams
40-50 Years Every one to two years
50 and Up Every year

People with diabetes should have at least one exam per year. Exams are also more frequent for monitoring patients already diagnosed with an eye condition, or with a hereditary predisposition to an eye disease.


Annual eye exams are vital to maintaining your vision and overall health. Castleman Eye Center offers the optomap® as an important part of our eye exams. The optomap® produces an image that is unique and provides your doctor with a high-resolution 200° image in order to ascertain the health of your retina. This is much wider than a traditional 45° image.

Many eye problems can develop without you knowing, in fact, you may not even notice any change in your sight – fortunately, diseases or damage such as macular degeneration, glaucoma, retinal tears or detachments, and other health problems such as diabetes and high blood pressure can be seen with a thorough exam of the retina.

The inclusion of optomap® as part of a comprehensive eye exam provides:

  • A scan to show a healthy eye or detect disease.
  • A view of the retina, giving your doctor a more comprehensive view than they can get by other means.
  • The opportunity for you to view and discuss the optomap® image of your eye with your doctor at the time of your exam.
  • A permanent record for your file, which allows your doctor to view your images each year to look for changes.

The optomap® is fast, easy, and comfortable for anyone. The entire image process consists of you looking into the device one eye at a time. The optomap® images are shown immediately on a computer screen so we can review it with you. Schedule your optomap® today! 

Cirrus HD-OCT

Cirrus HD-OCT The Castleman Eye Center is now offering a new, advanced test to evaluate the health of your eye and help detect glaucoma and retinal disease. The Cirrus HD-OCT performs a simple, yet powerful test which helps us identify early signs of eye problems which can lead to irreversible blindness. This test is quick, completely painless and does not touch the eye. The information the Cirrus HD-OCT gives the doctor can affect decisions about the need for further tests or treatment.


Common tests and evaluations during an eye exam include:

Eye Exams

  • Health History: We will ask basic questions about your medical and eye health history. You will need to know what medications you are taking along with dosage and strength.
  • External examination: The doctor inspects all external eye areas and surrounding tissue.
  • Pupil inspection: The patient’s pupils will be examined for equal size, regular shape and how they react to light.
  • Eye muscle health and mobility: Eye muscle movement is checked as well as tracking a moving object (such as a pen).
  • Visual field: A visual field test is a way to measure your visual field, or how much you can see to each side while focusing your eyes on a central point. It can be measured by a technician with a simple hand or finger confrontation test or with a computerized device that collects your data and compares it to normal.
  • Visual acuity: This test determines how well you can see the details of a word or symbol from a specific distance away. There are several different types of visual acuity tests. The most common visual acuity test is the Snellen test. This test uses a chart of letters or symbols of different sizes, arranged in rows and columns. It uses the vision chart you are probably used to seeing in your doctor’s office. Viewed from a specific distance—usually 20 feet away—this chart can help determine how well you can see letters and shapes.
  • Refraction: This test is used to determine whether or not a patient needs a new prescription for glasses. The doctor or technician will place different prescription lenses in front of each eye, as the patient looks at an eye chart to see if we can improve the visual acuity with stronger lenses. This test can also be performed for diagnostic reasons. For example, to determine whether or not a patient needs cataract surgery.
  • Ophthalmoscopy: This test may be performed with an ophthalmoscope, a hand held or head-strapping instrument with light and magnifying lenses. The doctor may use a slit lamp, to show a more three-dimensional view. This exam allows the doctor to view the retina and inside the eye. This test can help monitor eye disease or diagnose issues with the retina or glaucoma.
  • Tonometry: This test measures intraocular pressure, which may be a sign of glaucoma if pressure is unusually high.

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Contact us today to schedule an eye examination.
Your eyesight is invaluable.