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EYE EXAMS

Scheduling a comprehensive eye exam at Clear Eye Total Eye Care in Eagle, ID will ensure any vision problems or eye diseases are detected before symptoms are present.  Our routine eye exams include a thorough analysis of all aspects of your vision and eye health.  We are committed to providing you with the absolute best vision care possible and this starts with our comprehensive eye exams!

 

 

About Our Eye Exams

A Comprehensive eye exam at Clear Eye Total Eye Care includes a determination of your prescription for glasses or contacts and a thorough ocular health evaluation.

During the exam, Dr. Bingham checks for the following eye concerns: corneal diseases, cataracts, glaucoma, macular degeneration, and any other ocular complications that can arise due to systemic diseases like diabetes, high blood pressure, MS, auto-immune diseases, and many more.

We use state of the art technology to ensure every aspect of your vision and eye health is evaluated during your exam.  Learn more about the technology we use below!

Optical Coherence Tomography Machine
Digital Phoropter Machine

We use state of the art technology to ensure you receive the most comprehensive eye exam possible.  This technology includes:

Digital Phoropters: This technology seamlessly integrates with our pre-testing equipment as well as our health record software.  This reduces error and increases efficiency.

Fundus Camera: We use this advanced camera to give you a visual explanation for how your eyes are doing.  Using this camera, Dr. Bingham will show you a picture of your eyes and walk you through his evaluation of your eye health.

OCT: This device is used to evaluate glaucoma, macular degeneration, diabetic eye disease, and many other retinal diseases.

Visual Field Machine: This machine is used to check for any blind spots in your vision that could be a sign of glaucoma.

 

Our Technology

Our Technology

We use state of the art technology to ensure you receive the most comprehensive eye exam possible.  This technology includes:

Digital Phoropters: This technology seamlessly integrates with our pre-testing equipment as well as our health record software.  This reduces error and increases efficiency.

Fundus Camera: We use this advanced camera to give you a visual explanation for how your eyes are doing.  Using this camera, Dr. Bingham will show you a picture of your eyes and walk you through his evaluation of your eye health.

OCT: This device is used to evaluate glaucoma, macular degeneration, diabetic eye disease, and many other retinal diseases.

Visual Field Machine: This machine is used to check for any blind spots in your vision that could be a sign of glaucoma.

 

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FAQs

The team at Clear Eye Total Eye Care fields many questions during a typical eye exam – we’ve included the most frequent ones below!  If you have a question we haven’t answered please don’t hesitate to contact us!

What is nearsightedness?

People who are nearsighted see better up close than they do in the distance. This means that the eye’s natural focal point focuses in front of the retina, due to the eyeball being too long.

What are cataracts?

A cataract is the darkening of the eye’s natural lens. This natural lens is positioned directly behind the iris (the colored part of the eye), and it is what provides clear vision at all different distances. Everyone gets cataracts at some point, but it is unpredictable for when they will form. For this reason it is important to have an annual eye exam so that surgical intervention is made at the appropriate time.

How often should I have my eyes examined?

It is recommended that all healthy individuals under the age of 60 have their eyes examined every 2 years. It is recommended that those who are age 60 and older have a complete eye exam every year. More frequent intervals are sometimes necessary, based on systemic conditions, eye conditions, or other concerns. If you have a condition that necessitates more frequent intervals, Dr Bingham will let you know. If there are any sudden changes in vision, a prompt office visit should be made, even if you are not yet due for your general eye exam.

Can I have contacts even though I have astigmatism?

Probably! Soft contact lens manufacturers have come a long way in their ability to correct astigmatism with contacts. There are some individuals with very high astigmatism who would need to use hard contact lenses, but the vast majority of patients with astigmatism are capable of wearing soft lenses.

What is farsightedness?

People who are farsighted see better in the distance than they do up close. This means that the eye’s natural focal point focuses behind the retina, due to the eyeball being too short.

Can I get LASIK?

Probably!  LASIK parameters have grown over the years, and most people are able to have this amazing procedure. LASIK isn’t recommended for anyone under age 21 or for anyone who’s prescription is still changing significantly from year to year. At Clear Eye Total Eye Care we are able to perform all of the testing necessary to determine each patient’s eligibility, and we work with the area’s leading surgeons to make sure that every LASIK patient we see has the best experience available.

Can I sleep in my contacts?

Although the FDA has approved certain lenses for overnight wear, it is not a practice that Dr Bingham recommends. Due to the lack of blood vessels in our cornea (the clear window on the front surface of our eyes), gas exchange must occur at the surface of the eye to allow the cornea to receive its much needed oxygen, and to release the CO2 that it has produced. Contacts act as a barrier to this, and that barrier only worsens with overnight wear. Poor gas exchange leads to corneal edema, and makes the eye more susceptible to ulcers forming on the cornea.

Can I drive with my eyes dilated?

Most people are comfortable driving dilated, and we provide dilation sunglasses to help dim the excessive brightness that is inherent with getting your eyes dilated. If you are uncomfortable driving dilated, and you don’t have a driver with you when you come to your exam, don’t worry! We can still complete your exam on the day of your appointment.

What is astigmatism?

Astigmatism is often described as a cornea (the front surface of the eye) that is shaped like a football rather than a baseball. While this is an exaggeration, it simplifies the definition. In technical terms, astigmatism is  caused by one meridian of the cornea being steeper than the other meridian. This variation in steepness forms two focal points on the retina rather than one. But don’t worry! glasses and contacts can simultaneously correct both focal points, providing even those with astigmatism with clear vision.

At what age should my kids have their first eye exam?

The recommended age for the first eye exam is some time between 6 months and 1 year of age. Eye exams are recommended every 2-3 years thereafter, unless your eye doctor determines a need for more frequent intervals. There are certain eye diseases (such as amblyopia and strabismus) that can be prevented if detected in the early stages of development. These same diseases, if left untreated, will lead to a permanent reduction in vision that can’t be corrected, even with glasses or refractive surgery. It is estimated that 5% of the general public suffers from amblyopia, which could have been prevented if detected early in life. This is why eye exams are so important, even at a very young age.