The following are procedures that may be performed during a problem-focused office visit (i.e. red eye, eye pain, abrasions, infections, allergies, etc.):
During your visit to the office, your pupils may be dilated. This is to obtain a better view of your eye’s internal structures. A special eye drop to enlarge your pupils is used, and then various instruments are used to look inside your eyes. It is an important tool to evaluate the health of the inside of your eyes.
Optomap is a unique technology that captures a panoramic 200° view of the retina (the back of the eye) within a few seconds. These images give our doctors the ability to detect life-threatening diseases like cancer, stroke, and cardiovascular disease early.
Foreign Body Removal
If a foreign body enters the eye from outside the body (anything from a dust particle to a metal shard), it is important that you do not attempt to remove it yourself. Our doctors will use special tools to remove the object and provide the needed care to prevent infection and/or other complications.
Bandage Contact Lens
A bandage contact lens is used to protect the cornea (front, clear part of the eye) and facilitates eye healing in certain instances. It can be used after refractive surgery, foreign body removal, and for severe dry eyes.
This procedure is done to assess the anatomy and functional status of the lacrimal drainage system. It is a useful procedure in cases of excessive tearing or weepy eye(s).
Family Tree Optometric provides general vision, ocular health, and vision therapy services to residents in Irvine, California and surrounding communities.