At Vision Care of Media, we strive to provide comprehensive, primary eye care for the whole family. Preventative and routine eye exams are important to maintaining good eye health. Often, eye and vision problems do not have obvious symptoms or signs, but are easily diagnosed by a licensed optometrist. By diagnosing eye and vision conditions early on, the optometrist is able to provide treatment options and in many cases restore or prevent vision loss. The American Optometric Association recommends yearly or bi-yearly eye and vision exams, depending on whether you are at-risk or not.
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Eye Exam and Consultation
During an eye exam, Dr. Mary E. Fediw will:
- ask you questions about any symptoms or issues you are experiencing, medications your are currently taking, the quality of your vision, your work environment, and your overall health
- ask about Family history and previous eye or vision conditions
Dr. Fediw will consider this information when determining any treatments or recommendations.
Vision TestingRegular vision testing and evaluations ensure that you always have the
clearest vision possible. Our Media optometrist provides regular vision acuity test as part of a comprehensive eye exam.
Dr. Fediw will measure how each eye is seeing by using a wall eye chart and a reading eye chart. The results of these tests are portrayed as a fraction, with 20/20 being the standard for normal distance and reading vision.
Depending on the results of your vision test, Dr. Fediw may prescribe corrective glasses, contacts, or eye exercises.
As part of a comprehensive eye exam, our optometrist examines the overall health of the eye by visually inspecting the eye and eyelids using magnification and a bright light. To examine the internal structures of the eye, we may dilate the pupils. Increased eye pressure may be an indicator of glaucoma, so we utilize tonometry to measure eye pressure. After completing these short tests, Dr. Fediw reviews the results and discusses any treatments with you.
A few important tips to keeping your eyes healthy, according to the American Optometric Association:
- Eat a balanced diet
- Do not smoke
- Exercise regularly
- Protect your eyes from the harmful UV sunlight rays by wearing protective sunwear
- Protect your eyes from the short wavelength visible light by taking frequent breaks from digital screens
- Visit your local optometrist as recommended
Contact us at (610) 566-2744 today to schedule a comprehensive eye exam.