John D. Olkowski, M.D. is a fellowship-trained corneal specialist who has been practicing in Hawaii since 1990.
Scheduling a comprehensive eye exam in should be on everyone’s calendar. Even if you think your vision is fine, you could be developing an eye disease and not know it. Some eye disorders such as glaucoma begin without any symptoms at all. Minor symptoms such as blurry or cloudy vision, dry eyes or eye discoloration can signal a physical illness not related to the eye, such as diabetes or high blood pressure. Many health problems can be diagnosed in the early stages through a comprehensive eye examination so it is always a good idea to see your eye doctor for routine eye examinations.
Comprehensive eye examinations are done by either an Optometrist (practices in Optometry) or an Ophthalmologist (a physician specializing in medical and surgical eye care). The comprehensive eye examination allows for checking for common eye disorders including cataracts, diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma, and age-related macular degeneration.
At EyeSight Hawaii, here’s what to expect during a comprehensive eye examination:
Additional diagnostic testing may be done during the eye exam if there are abnormalities found.
- Dilation allows a closer look at the back of the eye.
- Visual acuity testing. This checks what the smallest letter you are able to read on the eye chart.
- Intraocular pressure (IOP) testing. This tests measure the pressure in your eyes and checks for glaucoma.
- Refraction test. This test determines what prescription you will need in your eye glasses to see clearer.
Contact lenses are a great option for patients who seek the freedom from having to wear glasses. Refractive errors such as myopia, hyperopia, astigmatism and presbyopia can be corrected with contact lenses.
Our Optometrist, Dr. Dash, is experienced and certified to properly fit contact lenses that give patients the vision they desire. Learn More >