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At Southern Focus Vision Center, we provide the most comprehensive medical eye examination for the whole family using the latest technology.  We provide the best possible evaluation of the visual system and eye health using specialized technology that gives us information we use to ensure that you remain seeing your very best.  Preventative and routine eye exams are important to maintaining good eye health. Often, eye and vision problems do not have obvious symptoms or signs, detecting early signs of disease before they affect vision or cause discomfort is key to ensuring that you will have good eye health that lasts a lifetime. By diagnosing eye and vision conditions early on, our optometrist is able to provide treatment options and, in many cases, restore vision 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.

Eye Exam and Consultation

During an eye exam, Dr. Dorrine Goldschmidt will ask you questions about any symptoms or issues you are experiencing, medications your are currently taking, any blurry vision, your work environment, and your overall health. Family history and previous eye or vision conditions will also be discussed during this part of the examination. Dr. Goldschmidt will consider this information when determining any treatments or recommendations.

Vision Testing

Regular vision testing and evaluations ensure that you always have the clearest vision possible. Our Gardendale optometrist uses the latest technology.  Dr. Goldschmidt will measure the eyes ability to see using specialized wavefront technology that measures optics of your eye and ensures that you are seeing your best with your new prescription.  We measure the ability of your eyes to see at a distance and at near.  20/20 vision is the goal, but we may be able to do even better.  We can demonstrate to you the improvement of your vision.  Depending on the results of your vision test, Dr. Goldschmidt may prescribe corrective glasses, contacts, or eye exercises.

Eye Function Testing

In addition to vision testing, an eye exam in our Gardendale office includes testing eye functionality. Our optometrist performs several tests to evaluate depth perception, color vision, eye muscle capabilities, peripheral vision, and responsiveness to light. Several other simple tests are completed to determine whether the eyes are focusing, moving, and working together properly. The test results enable Dr. Goldschmidt to diagnose any underlying conditions that may be impairing the eyes ability to focus or work together.

Eye Health

As part of a comprehensive eye exam, our Gardendale optometrist examines the overall health of the eye.  Dr. Goldschmidt evaluates eye health by visually inspecting the eye and eyelids using a special microscope. To examine the internal structures of the eye we recommend using the Optomap, a wide angle imagining system to allow Dr. Goldschmidt to see more of the eye at once.  If good images are obtained, you may not have to be dilated with special drops.  Viewing the internal eye structures allow us to look for signs of eye diseases such as cataracts, glaucoma and macular degeneration. Many systemic diseases can be detected such as diabetes and high blood pressure.  Often the eye examination leads detecting common problems that we may have gone undiscovered and untreated.  After completing these short tests, Dr. Goldschmidt reviews the results and discusses any necessary treatment options with you. Contact us at 205-631-7700 today to schedule a comprehensive eye exam.

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