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Optometrist in Las Vegas

Las Vegas Eye Disease Testing

Shannon Chandler, O.D., is an optometrist in Las Vegas who provides the highest quality eye care, and is fully dedicated to maintaining the health of her patients’ eyes and enhancing their ability to see clearly. She and her colleagues accomplish this by delivering expert preventative eye care services. Good optical health means making yearly visits to our optometrist in Las Vegas for a comprehensive eye exam. The eye exam allows Dr. Chandler to monitor the quality of your vision, and search for any signs of an eye disease. Because most eye diseases do not have any outward symptoms, eye exams are the only way to monitor for degenerative eye diseases like macular degeneration and glaucoma.

Slit Lamp Exam Las Vegas

Slit Lamp Exam Las Vegas

An eye exam will evaluate the vision of our patients through the following four tests, among others: Refraction, slit lamp, intraocular pressure, and a retinal exam. The refraction allows our optometrist in Las Vegas to measure a patient’s prescription for eyeglasses or contact lenses. The patient sits in a chair and looks through a phoropter, one eye at a time. The phoropter contains lenses of varying optical strengths. Dr. Chandler will move them into view one at a time, making slight alterations to the prescription until the patient is able to see as clearly as possible.

The slit-lamp exam allows Dr. Chandler to thoroughly examine the structures of the eye. The slit-lamp is a high-powered microscope that utilizes a light source to examine both the external and internal structures of the eye. The patient sits in a chair facing the slit-lamp. The chin and forehead are placed on supports in order to keep the head steady, allowing for the most accurate and detailed examination.

Intraocular pressure is checked in order to screen for glaucoma. High intraocular pressure can put one at risk for glaucoma. The pressure is typically checked with a non-contact tonometer. This device allows the intraocular pressure reading to be taken with air; no instrument has to contact the eye. In addition to the non-contact tonometer, there are also other instruments that can be used to check intraocular pressure.

The retina should be examined regularly in order to discover problems before they result in
permanent loss of vision. During a retinal exam, Dr. Chandler views the back of the eye through
an instrument called an ophthalmoscope. Dilating drops are administered to provide Dr. Chandler with a better view of the retina. Side effects of dilation are sensitivity to light and blurred vision. Should a patient experience difficulties with the side effects of dilation, an Eyescreen Retinal Exam can be performed, wherein a digital photograph of the eye is captured. Dilation is not necessary for this exam.

For the best in quality vision care, make an appointment to have your eyes examined today with Dr. Shannon Chandler.

Comprehensive Eye Exams Las Vegas
3962 Blue Diamond Road Suite 105
Las Vegas, NV 89139
702-791-6860

Las Vegas Optometrist

Las Vegas Optometrist

Our Las Vegas optometrist, Dr. Shannon Chandler, is dedicated to providing her patients with outstanding eye care that is unparalleled in quality and convenience. She truly cares about your optical health and overall well being. That is why she and the rest of the staff here make it a point to emphasize the importance of regular eye exams. Some of the most common eye conditions that typically occur in patients can develop so gradually and slowly that you may not realize you have it until it has already advanced significantly.

Las Vegas Eye Care

Las Vegas Eye Care

Early detection of most eye diseases and conditions makes it easier to treat, and also makes treatment more effective. If you have your eyes examined regularly by our Las Vegas optometrist, Dr. Chandler is more likely to detect any eye conditions you may have developed at an early stage and then recommend the most effective treatment options. We recommend that you visit us for a comprehensive eye exam at least once a year. During the exam, which usually takes about one hour, our Las Vegas optometrist will administer a series of tests. The standard tests include: a slit lamp examination, a refraction test, a testing of your intraocular pressure, which can be indicative of glaucoma, and a retinal exam. Further testing may be recommended based on the results of these initial exams. If you wear contact lenses, you also need a contact lens exam regularly to test the accuracy of your prescription and the fit of your lenses.

To learn more about the eye exams and other helpful services offered by Dr. Chandler, we encourage you to visit our Las Vegas optometrist website for additional information. If you have any specific questions or concerns that we can help you with, we would love to hear from you. You can get in touch with Dr. Chandler and the rest of the staff here either by calling during our regular office hours or by sending us a message using the Contact Us form on our website. If you are due for an eye exam, please do not hesitate to schedule an appointment. You can do so by phone or online. We look forward to your next visit!

Las Vegas Eye Exams
3962 Blue Diamond Road Suite 105
Las Vegas, NV 89139
702-791-6860