An Optometrist Has So Many Professional Talents!

February 28, 2024

An optometrist is quite versatile in the world of primary health care for the eye! An optometrist's ability to be multitalented stems from all of the knowledge and skills they gained while earning a Doctor of Optometry degree (OD). After graduating from college, they spend four years in a professional program to get that OD. 
At the office of Dr. Shannon Chandler & Associates, your healthy vision is our top priority. Whether you need eyeglasses, sunglasses, contact lenses or a routine eye exam, you’ll find our doctors and staff to be highly skilled and personable. We will help you make informed decisions about the treatments and eye products that are best for you.
Our optometrists keep your vision needs up to date by performing comprehensive eye exams. They'll start by giving you a visual acuity screening that tests your vision on a chart at the equivalent of 20 feet away. The top line has one very large letter. Each subsequent row has more letters that get increasingly smaller. You cover one eye and call out the smallest line of letters you can see clearly. 
Our office also uses an autorefractor to measure how light is affected as it enters a person's eye. This helps to determine a pretty accurate prescription estimate for the doctor. That estimate is then placed into a phoropter, which is an instrument that’s full of lenses that measure the eye's refractive error to help determine the proper prescriptions for eyeglasses or contact lenses.
Binocular vision testing uses a paddle to cover and uncover each eye to find out if the eyes are working as a team, and 3D glasses may be used to test for depth perception. Tonometry is a test that measures the pressure inside your eyes, as well as screens for glaucoma. Over time glaucoma can damage an optic nerve and lead to vision loss.
Our optometrists also monitor eye conditions related to systemic diseases such as diabetes; manage and treat conditions like dry eye; and provide screenings for cataracts. 

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The office of Dr. Shannon Chandler & Associates maintains our patients’ optimal eye health and quality of vision. We are committed to excellence by providing compassionate vision care through our state-of-the-art diagnostic services and high-quality products. Please call us today to make an appointment!