During your first visit, Dr. Young will perform a comprehensive eye examination consisting of visual acuity testing, evaluation of general ocular health and dilation of your pupils (drops to make your pupils large) to assess any medical issues that may require treatment. Many medical conditions such as hypertension, diabetes or other disorders can be diagnosed during a routine dilated eye examination. Driving is not normally a problem after dilation, but if you feel uncomfortable, please have someone available to drive you home.
Dr. Young is very receptive to the needs of our patients. For our senior citizens, glaucoma, macular degeneration and cataracts are among common concerns. For our middle age patients, reading difficulties or lasik are frequent topics. For our younger patients, Dr. Young stresses the importance of proper eye movements, and the ability to read and comprehend. We have worked with many children whose reading and writing skills have greatly improved due to a simple vision correction.
If you are a contact lens wearer or would like to be, please inform us as it requires specialized testing that is not part of the normal eye examination. Dr. Young specializes in hard to fit contacts, even if you have been told you are not a candidate.
If possible, have all previous eye examination records sent to the office or brought in at the time of examination.