Brown Vision Care patients see the world more clearly.
You can spend a lot of time picking out the right frame, but if you don't get the correct prescription, you can be missing out on clear, comfortable vision.
We do not sell glasses frames or lenses, but a prescription will be provided to you at the completion of the eye exam which can be filled at the optical of your choosing.
Eye Exams are a series of tests conducted by one of our licensed professional Optometrists, for the purpose of evaluating the visual system including refractive errors and diagnosing eye diseases such as glaucoma and diabetic retinopathy. The series of several tests analyze various functions of the eye, such as, distance vision and near vision, coordination between the two eyes, peripheral awareness, and refraction for glasses correction.
At Brown Vision Care, we have an all-digital refraction experience. We have a state of the art Nidek Autorefractor & Keratometer, digital Lensmeter, and the Marco TRS-5100 Digital Refractor. This provides an exceptionally accurate digital result and reduces most of the frustration during the “better 1 or 2” portion of the exam. We can also easily get a reading of the prescription in your old glasses and instantly compare your old to new prescription.
In preparation for your exam, our friendly staff will perform several automated tests on your eyes but the refraction and health exam will always be performed by the optometrist. We also provide a pre-screening for glaucoma to test your eye pressure. Not to worry! The advanced air puff pulse control from our digital non-contact tonometer produces the minimum necessary air pressure for comfortable eye pressure measurements. Each pulse of air is monitored and adjusted according to pressure measurements for increased accuracy.
You may also have retinal photography performed (at an additional charge) if desired using the latest in retinal imaging technology, the Optos Daytona Retinal Camera. This quick & completely painless process allows the optometrist to see the retina inside the eye before the exam even begins, to monitor for changes to your eye health over time, and to photo-document any irregularities in the retina.
OCT (Optical Coherence Tomography) is also available at Brown Vision Care. This technology scans the deeper layers of the retina in order to help diagnose certain retinal conditions like glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy and macular disease.
Digital visual field testing is also available using the Oculus Easyfield automated perimeter. This test is typically ordered by the doctor if there is evidence of a risk to peripheral or central field of vision (at an additional charge).
All other tests that are typically part of a complete and comprehensive eye examination are performed by the optometrist in the exam room. Our doctors do not perform “refraction-only” exams or squeeze patients into the schedule for “quick exams”. We believe in providing the best and most thorough eye exam possible and follow the Florida Board of Optometry’s minimal standard of care exam requirements.
For new patients, a complete eye health examination includes the dilation of the pupils. Most of our patients drive without difficulty following a dilated exam, but we encourage patients to bring a driver or make other plans for transportation if they do not feel comfortable driving with their eyed dilated. The dilation eye drops instilled in the office will sting for about 10 to 20 seconds, but are not painful or harmful. Light sensitivity and blurred near vision are common temporary side effects of dilation and typically last anywhere from 1-3 hours. When patients refuse dilation at our office, they are encouraged to return to have this exam performed another time and are required to sign a waiver form. Using a microscope and other devices, we look inside the eye to ensure eye health and screen for eye disease.
At the end of the exam, our doctors take the time to review the results of the exam, discuss any findings/eye conditions, and answer any questions you may have.
At check-out, a copy of a prescription for glasses is provided. This prescription can be filled at the optical of your choice and does not expire for 5 years from the exam date. Most opticals do not recommend filling a glasses prescription that is more than 2 years old.
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