At Absolutely Optical, 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 nonetheless diagnosed by a Board Certified licensed optometrist. By diagnosing eye and vision conditions in the early stages, our optometrist is able 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.

Eye Exam and Consultation

During an eye exam, Dr. Jay Weil 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. Weil 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 Tampa optometrist provides vision acuity testing as part of a comprehensive eye exam. Dr. Weil 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. Weil may prescribe corrective glasses, contacts, or eye exercises.

Eye Function Testing

In addition to vision testing, an eye exam in our Tampa 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. Other tests are completed to determine whether the eyes are focusing, moving, and working together properly. The test results enable Dr. Weil 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 Tampa optometrist examines the overall health of the eye through both an external and internal examination of your eyes utilizing the latest instrumentation. Dr. Weil evaluates eye health by visually inspecting the eye and eyelids using the magnification and bright light of a Biomicroscope. To examine the internal structures of the eye, we offer the newest Optomap technology which does not require dilation of the pupils. Increasing eye pressure over the years may be an indicator of glaucoma, so we utilize Goldman tonometry to measure eye pressure at every visit. After completing all procedures, Dr. Weil reviews the results and discusses any necessary treatment options with you. Contact us at (813) 348-9696 today to schedule a comprehensive eye exam.