“Seeing is a means to know, to enrich our thinking” , Plinio il Vecchio
While the importance of preventive eye doctor visits appears obvious, even in the absence of obvious symptoms, not everyone knows that optometry, through visual analysis, is able to detect early warning signs of myopic tendency and consequently, intervene early. Just think, for example, of a myopic adolescent for whom the apparently more correct optical compensation can easily be found, without however considering the fundamental aspects related to the prevention of myopic progression. Or a young presbyopic, struggling with the first progressive eyewear, in the event that he does not find satisfaction with the glasses could put the blame on the progressive lens in general, when instead the problem is in the visit that was made or in the centering of glasses, as often happens. For more than thirty years, the mission of Stecca Optometry has been to follow the client professionally and taking care of their visual health.
Why do an eye exam?
The eye exam is a fundamental element in choosing the most appropriate optical correction and requires specific and in-depth tests. It is in fact an essential phase in which all aspects relating to vision must be examined, considering that a pair of glasses or a contact lens, to perform its function, must be based on an accurate refractive analysis.
Why do people often complain about their eyeglasses?
Very often the dissatisfactions related to the use of glasses are due to an imprecise eye exam resulting in stress, discomfort and useless economic loss. To avoid this, our highly specialized optometrists require at least 25 minutes of visit in which all the refractive techniques available will be adopted, from the classic ones to the most recent. In all our stores you will have the guarantee of being helped by the same person who will guide you in every phase of the choice of eyewear so that, in cases where there are problems, a solution will be found as quickly as possibble. All with a single purpose, your visual health.
HOW IS OUR VISIT PERFORMED
The hierarchies of our visit are established following the classic problem-oriented approach of the American optometric academy, in which the symptoms complained of by the patient and the related problems to be solved guide the professional in the most appropriate tests to be performed.
The exam structure is organized as follows:
it concerns the medical history, therefore the reconstruction of the case from a clinical point of view. It is in the interest of a successful visit that the patient must report everything concerning his history of ocular health and visual symptoms. In order to perform a good subjective, the active cooperation of the patient during the visit is also requires.
it is the phase of examination through the most appropriate tests. It consists of the collection of data necessary to perform an optometric evaluation
the analysis of the subjective and objective information is performed to choose the appropriate therapy. It is generally divided into three sub-categories: refractive error, binocular vision and eye screening.
it is the last phase in which the optometrist chooses the treatment or program to carry out with the patient
This method called S.O.A.P. (Subjective, Objective, Assessment, Plan) it is a clinical approach that is considered very reliable and we try to follow it in every visit, compatibly with the patient’s needs. Stecca Optometria has 3 optometric studios divided into two stores and fully equipped with the latest technologies available in the optics sector. he instrumentation includes: corneal topograph, slit lamp, breath tonometer, self-refractometer and 3D digital display for the assessment of visual acuity.
First of all you are there
If guidelines can be established on the structure of the visit, the same cannot be said about the tests and examination methods: a sequence of optometric techniques and generally valid criteria are impossible to identify because they vary in relation to the particular needs and requirements of individuals subjects. In cases of disabled people, with little cooperation or easily tired, we perform a short refractive examinationwhich includes: anamnesis, spatial acuity, stereopsis, dominance, objective and subjective refraction, balance and horizontal phrases. This is the series of assessments considered minimal to perform an optometric analysis of the most frequent conditions.