Eye Exam

KLM Eye MDs

Ophthalmologists located in Midwood, Brooklyn, NY

Approximately 75% of the United States population wears some type of corrective lenses to help with vision problems, which is why many people go in for eye exams. Eye exams help patients in the Brooklyn and Greater New York areas detect and treat a host of eye problems, from glaucoma to cataracts, at KLM Eye MDs. To stay on top of your eye health, call or use the online scheduler to book an appointment.

Eye Exam Q & A

KLM Eye MDs

Why do I need regular eye exams?

At KLM Eye MDs, the team of doctors can monitor the health of your eyes through comprehensive eye exams, allowing them to correct your vision and detect and intervene early in any medical issues. The most common eye problems they encounter include:

  • Dry eyes
  • Glaucoma
  • Cataracts
  • Droopy eyelids
  • Diabetic retinopathy
  • Macular degeneration
  • Eye allergies
  • Conjunctivitis

While your doctor can find the best solution for your vision during an eye exam, they’re also able to diagnose more serious problems that can lead to much bigger vision issues, including loss of sight.

What happens at an eye exam?

During your eye exam, your doctor first sits down with you to discuss your medical history, your lifestyle, and any problems or concerns you may have with your eye health. Armed with this information, they conduct a vision exam to check for:

  • Myopia, or nearsightedness
  • Hyperopia, or farsightedness
  • Astigmatism
  • Presbyopia, which typically comes on with age and makes it difficult to read or use computer screens

After your doctor assesses your vision, they move on to an eye function test to check your:

  • Pupil’s reaction to light
  • Peripheral visual field
  • Eye pressure
  • Slit lamp examination
  • Dilate your pupils when appropriate and check your retina and optic nerve

Depending on your medical history, your doctor may check for early signs of glaucoma, since most people with the disease don’t feel any symptoms. Using a tonometry test, your doctor checks your intraocular pressure. All the necessary noninvasive testing is done on-site to evaluate the health of your eyes fully.

How are dry eyes diagnosed and treated?

Dry eyes are a common problem that can cause nagging irritation, affecting your comfort and your ability to see clearly.

Your eyes rely on tears for optimal health, and your tears contain three main ingredients that each play a role:

  • Fluid layer for nourishment
  • Oil to keep the fluid layer from evaporating
  • Mucus to protect and lubricate your eyes

An imbalance or deficit in any of these areas can cause dry eyes. For instance, your oil glands may be clogged, so tears evaporate too quickly, or you may not be producing enough tears.

Whatever the case, your doctor works to find and treat the underlying problem. These treatments may include drops to help with tear production or unclogging your oil glands.

For optimal eye health, call KLM Eye MDs today for a comprehensive eye exam or book your appointment online now.