Your eyes are an excellent barometer of your visual and general health. In fact, many illnesses have a surprising effect on the eyes. Paying attention to changes in your eyes and vision can help y ...View Article
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At Dr. David Frazee's office we pride ourselves in minimizing your wait time, we know your time is precious. We see all patients that come from Frisco, Dallas, McKinney, Sachse, Garland, Plano, The Colony.. all the greater Dallas areas. Therefore, your first stop after being greeted at the Front Desk is straight to the Pre-Test Room.
Pre-Test begins with an explanation of your benefits and a brief case history. Our highly trained technicians will use a series of high tech instruments to gather the most accurate data to aide Dr. Frazee's examination and diagnosis.
One of the first instruments you may be exposed to is the Optos 200 Dx Wide Field Retinal Imager. It provides Dr. Frazee a 200 degree wide field high definition image of the Retina, sometimes we refer to this as our mile wide retinal exam. The Annidis RHA is our mile deep retinal exam. Dr. Frazee highly recommends both procedures as they provide complementary and comprehensive data about your retinal health. These images are uploaded into your chart for evaluation and comparison to previous year’s exams.
Your eye pressure is now measured, "the glaucoma screening." Don't like the air puff? No problem, we have at least four different ways to measure your eye pressure (3 are puff free!). Then, our technicians will use the Marco OPD to determine a wave front measurement of your eye's power, the precise curvature of each eye as well as the pupil size under light and dark conditions.
Other Pre-Tests may be performed depending on the purpose of your visit. Some of these tests include:
At the completion of your Pre-Test regimen you will be escorted to the examination room. Once in the room, our technician will take your acuities to assess how well you are seeing. This is done using the Eye Chart that is a familiar image. Once this is done, Dr. Frazee will review all the pretest data and continue the case history.
During this portion of the eye examination, we will use an instrument called a "Phoropter", a large lens and prism bank, to subjectively measure the power of your eyes (refraction). At the conclusion of this procedure I will know the prescription power for glasses, as well as the contact lens prescription.
The slit-lamp is a high-powered microscope designed to give me a very close look at your cornea, iris, lens and eyelids. It is also used to evaluate contact lens fit.
A thorough examination of your retina is performed by using a device called an ophthalmascope. By shining a bright light into your eye it enables me to get a close look at your optic nerve and the surrounding tissues.Upon conclusion of the examination, I like to spend time answering any questions you may have. My goal is to develop a lasting relationship with you based on trust, confidence and patient education.
After this last step in the examination, you will be ready to either be fitted for your contact lenses, or choose the frames for your glasses.