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Adult and Pediatric Examinations

There are two main parts to the examination done by Dr. Silva.  The first is determining the patients’ visual correction – what prescription is right for you.  Too much or too little correction can cause strain or blur.  Most visual needs can be met using spectacles and/or soft or rigid contact lenses.  The second half of the exam consists of evaluating the health of the eye and surrounding tissues.

The exam consists of observing all the structures of the eyelids and eyes to rule out dry eye disease, glaucoma, cataract, retinopathy, macular degeneration and other diseases.  The eye is a window to the health of the rest of the body therefore we routinely dilate the pupil to have a better view of the whole retina.  The eye is the only place where you can directly view vessels without cutting into the body.