When you visit an ophthalmologist for general ophthalmology care, you’re seeing a physician who can diagnose and treat a broad range of eye diseases – plus provide all the standard eye care services needed to ensure your vision is the best it can be.
What follows are just some of our most popular general ophthalmology services at Miramar Eye Institute in South Florida.
Comprehensive Eye Exams
Comprehensive eye exams typically include the following types of tests:
Almost all eye exams will include a test of your visual acuity, or how well you’re able to see at a given distance. For example, 20/20 vision means that when you are 20 feet from the eye chart, you can clearly identify small details that should be seen at 20 feet. It’s important to note that 20/20 vision doesn’t mean your vision is perfect – just that it meets the ideal average. Thus, if you have 20/60 vision, it means that when you are 20 feet from the eye chart, you can see what the average person can see a little farther away, at 60 feet.
Eye Health & Function
Our eye exams also include a variety of screenings to assess your eye health as well as your vision. For some of our patients, a thorough eye exam may identify signs of common medical issues, like high blood pressure and diabetes. Tests conducted during an eye exam can help the eye doctor assess the following:
- Depth perception
- Color vision
- Peripheral vision
- Pupil’s response to light
- Retina and optic nerve health
- How well your eyes work together
- Pressure within your eye
- The appearance of your cornea and other parts of the eye
Refractive errors occur when, due to the shape of your eye, light doesn’t refract (bend) properly as it enters the eye. This means the light doesn’t land properly on the retina at the back of the eye, which causes vision problems. The refractive errors we regularly identify and help correct are:
- Nearsightedness (myopia) – Able to see nearby objects; difficulty seeing objects at a distance.
- Farsightedness (hyperopia) – Able to see at a distance, but unable to see clearly up close
- Astigmatism – This can cause blurriness at any or all distances.
- Presbyopia – Age-related hyperopia, in which readers are needed to see up close
Common Eye Diseases & Conditions We Treat
Board-certified ophthalmologist Dr. Kenneth Karp and the team at Miramar Eye Institute diagnose and treat a wide range of disorders that can affect the eyes. These conditions include:
We provide routine and specialized screenings and offer treatments for simple to complex eye issues. These treatments include instructions for at-home care, prescription or over-the-counter medications, and in-office procedures and surgeries to correct common vision problems and other problems affecting the eyes.
General Ophthalmology in Miramar, FL
If you’re experiencing any changes in your vision, call Miramar Eye Institute in South Florida at (954) 437-4316 or request an appointment now. We can help keep your eyes healthy and your vision sharp.