What to Expect
Why do so many people skip their annual eye exam or pass on eye care services? We believe it's because they don't know what to expect. For this reason, we feel it's important to outline the process so you can feel comfortable knowing there's nothing to worry about.
Upon your arrival, our receptionist will welcome you as a member of our practice. We will ask you to complete a few forms. If you prefer to complete them in advance in the comfort of your home, the forms may be found in the Patient Center. This paperwork provides us with your health history and other information related to providing you with the best vision solutions.
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The iWellnessExam® is a quick, non-invasive scan that allows Dr. Betmaleck to see beneath the surface of your retina. This unique technology can help Dr. Betmaleck detect vision threatening and systemic diseases in their very early stages, when they are most treatable.
As part of your pre-exam testing, our technician will perform the iWellnessExam® which Dr. Betmaleck will review with you during your examination.
OPTX Optometry is proud to offer our patients the best possible care. Because of this we recommend the Optomap® Retinal Exam for all of our patients.
This non-invasive procedure allows Dr. Betmaleck to see a much broader and more detailed view of the retina than is possible with conventional methods. When reviewed, the scan becomes a permanent part of your medical file, enabling your doctor to make important decisions should potential vision threatening conditions show themselves today or in the future. Dr. Betmaleck believes that the Optomap® Retinal Exam is an essential part of your comprehensive eye exam and he prescribes it to his patients once per year. In most cases, the Optomap® alleviates the necessity for dilation.
Below, we've also included a list of the most commonly asked questions about coming in for an eye exam.
Why is my personal background important?
Dr. Betmaleck will review any current vision problems, your general health, as well as discuss your hobbies and lifestyle requirements to better tailor the examination to your needs.
What can I expect from the overall exam?
In addition to determining your prescription, or how well you see up close and far away, your eye examination will also check to make sure your eyes are healthy. Dr. Betmaleck will test your color vision, depth perception, as well as check for any early indicators of possible eye disorders, such as cataracts, retinal problems and glaucoma. Ultimately, the elements of your exam will be determined by the doctor.
Why does the doctor ask me, "Which is better, one or two?"
Dr. Betmaleck will ask these questions during the portion of the examination when your prescription is established. Dr. Betmaleck will ask you to compare a series of lenses to determine which is clearer for you. As the differences become less noticeable, Dr. Betmaleck will be closer to finalizing your prescription. For this reason, if you're having a hard time choosing between the options, it's a good thing!
Why is it necessary to know my blood pressure?
High blood pressure can affect the blood vessels in your eyes and can lead to future vision problems.
Why am I asked to follow a light with my eyes?
This test is used to determine how your pupils and eye muscles react, and is important in assessing neurological function.
Is it necessary for doctor to dilate my pupils during the exam?
Pupil dilation is not always necessary. Dr. Betmaleck will make this decision during your exam. If required, this painless process is like opening a door so the doctor can fully exam the retina. Dilation can also help detect diseases like diabetes, high blood pressure and macular degeneration.