At Victor Eyecare, we provide comprehensive, expert eye care in a friendly, personalized environment. 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 can be easily diagnosed by a board certified ophthalmologist. By diagnosing eye and vision conditions early on, Dr. Victor is able to provide treatment options and, in many cases, restore vision or prevent vision loss. The American Academy of Ophthalmology recommends yearly or bi-yearly eye and vision exams, depending on whether you are at-risk or not.
Preventative measures may include:
- Complete dilated examination for early diagnosis and treatment of eye disease.
- Diagnostic testing such as visual field screening, fundus photos and OCT for detection and monitoring of eye disease.
- Patient compliance with ophthalmologist directed treatment such as eye drops for glaucoma or dry eye.
- Quarterly eye pressure checks to monitor glaucoma and determine if treatment is working.
- Periodic refraction for determining a patient's eyeglass prescription.
Common Eye Conditions Treated by Dr. Victor include:
- Diabetic Retinopathy
- Macular Degeneration
- Dry Eye
- Eye Infections
- Cataract Evaluation
- Foreign Bodies in the Eye
- Eye Allergies
- Floaters and Flashes
- Excessive Tearing
In addition to being a Board Certified Ophthalmologist, Dr. Victor is also a Fellowship Trained Eyelid Plastic Surgeon. He has been performing cosmetic and medically necessary eyelid procedures in Sun City since 1984.
- Ptosis - Upper eyelid drooping eue to weakened eyelid muscles
- Dermatochalasis (Procedure - Blepharoplasty) Upper eyelid drooping due to excess eyelid skin
- Entropion - Inward turning of the lower eyelid
- Ectropion - Outward turningof the lower eyelid
- Eyelid Lesions such as skin tags, styes, and chalazion
- Eyelid Skin Cancer such as basel cell carcinoma, squamos cell carcinoma and melanoma
- Tear Duct Disorders
Eye Exam and Consultation
During an eye exam, you will be asked 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. This information will be considered when determining any treatments or recommendations. It is helpful to bring with to the exam a copy of your current list of medications, as well eye glasses you are currently wearing.
Regular vision testing and evaluations ensure that you always have the clearest vision possible. Regular vision acuity tests are part of a comprehensive eye exam. Dr. Victor will measure how each eye is seeing by using a wall eye chart called a Snellen Chart and a reading card. 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. Victor may prescribe corrective glasses. Eyeglasses are used to correct nearsightedness, farsightedness and presbyopia. Presbyopia is when your eyes gradually lose the ability to see things clearly up close as you age. A "refraction" is performed as part of a complete eye examination to determine the prescription used to make the glasses.
Eye Function Testing
In addition to vision testing, an eye exam in our office includes testing eye functionality. Several tests are performed to evaluate depth perception, color vision, eye muscle capabilities, peripheral vision, and responsiveness to light. Other simple tests are completed to determine whether the eyes are focusing, moving, and working together properly. The test results enable Dr. Victor to diagnose any underlying conditions that may be impairing the eyes ability to focus or work together.
As part of a comprehensive eye exam, Dr. Victor examines the overall health of the eye through a visual and internal examination of the eye. The pupils may be dilated so that Dr. Victor is able to see the inside structures of the eye. An hand-held instrument called a tonometer is used to measure eye pressure. An increase in eye pressure could be an indicator of glaucoma. After completing these short tests, Dr. Victor reviews the results and discusses necessary treatment options with you.
Patients who have been diagnosed with, or are at risk for, glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy or macular degeneration may have additional diagnostic tests performed in the office. A visual field screening is used to test the function of the optic nerve in glaucoma patients. Fundus photography is used to examine the structures of the eye to document the condition of the eye, detect abnormalities, and follow the progress of treatment for glaucoma, macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy. Optical Coherence Tomography, or OCT, provides an even deeper look into the structures of the eye, allowing for earlier detection and treatment of retinal diseases and glaucoma.