Step 1: Schedule a complete eye exam with an optometrist (preferred over an ophthalmologist).

  • https://www.visionsource.com lists high-level optometrists

  • https://www.alldocsod.com/ is another source for skilled optometrists

  • Make sure the optometrist has an Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) instrument

  • You can also see an ophthalmologist but we recommend optometry

 

Step 2. Get the digital images. You eye doctor may be hesitant to give you these. They may insist they fax the images. However, a fax has poor resolution and doesn't provide adequate information. Consider taking your phone with camera and ask to take pictures of your images on the instrument screens.

Step 3. Load the images into the practice management system where your other documents are stored (gethealthie.com).

Preferred tests:
1. Slit lamp microscope looking for: nuclear cataract, cortical cataract, sub-capsular cataract

2. Fundus camera looking for: drusen, optic disc health

3. OCT looking for: retinal nerve fiber layer health (volume and thickness)

4. Vision / Refraction

5. Saccadic eye movement measuring: saccade latency, accuracy, and dynamics

Other observations your optometrist should make:


  • Side viewing/looking


  • Poor eye contact


  • Toe walking


  • Binocular problems (e.g.. Oculomotor dysfunction, convergence problems, accommodative dysfunction)


  • Photosensitivity

  • Visuo-spatial deficits (e.g. Hand-flapping, flicking of hands near face)