Here at Rhinebeck Eye Care, we are pleased to offer red eye examinations.
Red eyes are a sign of ocular inflammation. There are many different diseases that can cause red eye, including conjunctivitis, blepharitis, foreign body, scratches, allergies, and much more. Eyes are red and sometimes itchy and painful. You may notice discharge and trouble with your vision.
It is important to have a thorough examination with a history to help determine what is causing your red eye. There are times when primary physicians can handle red eye, though there are cases which need to be seen by an ophthalmologist.
We are here for you when your primary care physician is unable to help. We should be seen if you are having vision loss with your red eye. If regular eye drops are not helping, you may need to see us to prescribe topical steroids. It is also important to come to an ophthalmologist when you are having an eye injury or a possible sore on your eye. We also need to be seen if you have recently had eye surgery. Anytime that you feel you need to be seen by an ophthalmologist, don’t hesitate to call!
We also offer enhanced disease screenings with Optomap and Iwellness.
Sight threatening diseases such as glaucoma, macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy and others generally have no outward signs or symptoms in early stages. Therefore, in an effort to provide a more thorough eye exam, our practice has recently joined with other elite practices now performing comprehensive eye exams using the iVue® SD-OCT by Optovue.
Like an MRI of the eye, the iWellnessExam™ reveals ocular anatomy and signs of disease in exquisite detail. This breakthrough technology allows your doctor to examine with unprecedented clarity, structure that is invisible using traditional methods. This unique technology can help detect potentially vision threatening, as well as systemic diseases in their very early stages, when they are most treatable.
As part of your pre-exam testing, our technician will perform the iWellnessExam which your doctor will review with you during your examination. The co-pay is typically not covered by your vision or medical insurance unless being used to actively follow disease. This charge will be added into the cost of your visit. Any questions you have about iWellnessExam and the results of the test can be discussed with the doctor during your examination.
For information on Optomap visit http://optomap.com/en-US/optomap-Retinal-Exam/