About Eye Exams
A comprehensive eye exam involves a series of tests to evaluate your vision and to screen for eye diseases, such as glaucoma and macular degeneration, which do not have symptoms at the beginning of the disease process. By receiving annual eye exams, you can help maintain the overall health of your eyes and catch medical concerns early to prevent loss of vision. Contact Stone Oak Ophthalmology Center in San Antonio, TX today to schedule an appointment with one of our skilled ophthalmologists, Dr. Allison Young and/or Dr. Jana Waters. We offer flexible hours and will do all that we can to help get you in as soon as possible.
"I am so please that I was recommended to this office as well to Dr. Allison Young. The office and the personal are professional and cheerful. I have Sjögren’s Syndrome which drys everything in your body. I honestly though I was going blind and I was seeing another ophthalmologist in a huge chain operation and it seems like I was going in every three months. I honestly couldn’t see. Dr Young saw me on the first visit and explained that I had a very large cataract in my right eye and it needed to be removed. I was extremely petrified but Dr. Young has the type of additive you want every Doctor to have. It was such an easy operation for me, Dr. Young said that it was so big it took her awhile to get it out. The difference was amazing I see amazing I was so amazed how little I was seeing before. So excited to get the other eye done. The after care was just as through as the pre-op. I recommend this Ophthalmology Center and Dr. Young. Today is January 8th of 2021 and the day before this I had a very gritty feeling in my right eye when I woke up. Just thinking it was my Sjogren's I put in the eye drops and it helped but I had double vision for the day. Knowing I could call Stone Oak Ophthalmology and find out if I need to see a Dr or just find out what I could do. They wanted to get me in but I live a across town and they got me an appointment right away the next day. I saw Dr. Whitney and just like Dr. Young, she took her time took the tests (she explained each test and her reason for taking them) and ended up finding out that I had Shingles in my right eye. I was then told it was a very good thing that I came in because it could be worse the longer you wait. I trust this office and my eye health whole heartily. I have always been treated with respect, professionalism, COVID responsible and I know my appointment was done to it's fullest to help both of us to understand what is happening with my eyes. Again I was afraid my eyesight was going to be gone and I have walked in there and them out knowing everything was being done that could be done. I also got to meet another one of these wonderful Doctors. Thank you Dr. Whitney, I'm not thrilled with having Shingles but thank you for informing me that getting the Shingles Shot is not a 100% it just makes it less infectious. I maybe miserable but it could of been a lot worse with out your insisting we do the testing and your hands on care it could be worse. If you are someone who needs an Ophthalmologist this is the group to go to."- R.P. / Google / Jan 08, 2021
"I love Dr. Young she’s definitely a great professional and friendly! Her concerns for my eye health is a priority. The Office Staff is professional and friendly too. I would highly recommend her."- C.E. / Facebook / Jul 15, 2020
"I am so please that I was recommended to this office as well to Dr. Allison Young. The office and the personal are professional and cheerful. I have Sjögren’s Syndrome which drys everything in your body. I honestly though I was going blind and I was seeing another ophthalmologist in a huge chain operation and it seems like I was going in every three months. I honestly couldn’t see. Dr Young saw me on the first visit and explained that I had a very large cataract in my right eye and it needed to be removed. I was extremely petrified but Dr. Young has the type of additive you want every Doctor to have. It was such an easy operation for me, Dr. Young said that it was so big it took her awhile to get it out. The difference was amazing I see amazing I was so amazed how little I was seeing before. So excited to get the other eye done. The after care was just as through as the pre-op. I recommend this Ophthalmology Center and Dr. Young."- R.M. / Google / Jun 02, 2020
"Dr. Whitney is excellent, caring and very professional. Her staff is professional, helpful and caring. Dr. Whitney’s surgery provided me with a 20/20 vision and I’m very grateful for that. I highly recommend."- R.C. / Google / Nov 27, 2020
"Dr. Teresa Whitney performed cataract surgery on both my left and right eyes in August 2020, and she did an absolutely AWESOME job! Like many, I was terrified of the procedure, and had deferred it for many years, until I was nearly blind - OK, I was legally blind. With GREAT anxiety, I submitted myself to Dr. Whitney's care, and I emerged from the first surgery absolutely amazed at the results. I was back her table a week later for the other eye, FAR less concerned with both the procedure and the outcome. I am now 20:20 in both eyes, no longer need glasses of any kind, and have for the first in over a decade, had the eyeglass restriction removed from my driver's license! I can honestly say, I'm very sorry that I have but only two eyes, or I'd be a repeat patient. Thank you, Dr. Whitney, for restoring my eyesight!!"- M.D. / Google / Sep 14, 2020
Who should have eye exams?
We recommend that patients receive an eye exam at least once a year or at least every other year to monitor their vision and general eye health. We also suggest that children receive annual eye exams to ensure the proper development of their vision and to prevent academic impairment that is related to vision problems. Parents should also consult with their pediatricians to discuss when and how often their child should receive an eye exam.
What to Expect
When you visit Stone Oak Ophthalmology Center, you should be prepared to provide a general health history, a list of all prescriptions or routine use of over-the-counter medications, and describe any concerns or symptoms you are experiencing with your vision. It's also important to let us know if you have had any eye surgeries, including LASIK, and to bring your contacts and/or glasses with you to your exam. If you are a new patient or are scheduled for your annual eye exam, please plan on having your eyes dilated.
We will conduct a series of tests, which may include the following:
- Eye muscle test: This exam detects how well your eyes follow objects and identifies poor muscle movement.
- Visual acuity test: This evaluates the overall sharpness of your vision.
- Visual field test: This determines how well you can see from the side (peripheral view).
- Refraction assessment: This identifies how well light waves pass through your cornea and lens. You will be asked to read a vision chart as different lenses are displayed in front of your eyes with a device called a phoropter. This also determines the specific lens prescription that provides you with the best vision.
- Slit-lamp exam: This test uses a microscope and bright light to magnify the different structures of your eyes so we can examine them closely to assess the health of your eyes.
- Retinal exam: During this test, specialized eye drops are administered to dilate your pupils. This enables our doctors to examine the back part of your eye, including the retina, optic disc, choroid, and blood vessels. These drops will take several hours to wear off, which will cause impaired vision and light sensitivity.
- Tonometry: This exam measures the pressure inside your eye, which helps us identify glaucoma and other eye diseases.
Diabetic Eye Exams
In addition to our traditional eye exams, we offer comprehensive diagnostic screening for diabetic retinopathy for patients with diabetes or for those who are at higher risk of developing diabetes. This exam includes a visual acuity test and comprehensive retinal evaluation. These assessments allow us to measure the quality of your vision, the health of your retina and optic nerve, and identify any serious concerns, such as leaking blood vessels. With any medical condition, early detection and diagnosis are essential to determining and receiving the best form of treatment for optimal health.
If any visual impairments or concerns are discovered during your comprehensive eye exam, we will provide a prescription for glasses or contact lenses and schedule a follow-up to discuss other treatment options, if necessary. Our goal is to identify and treat any vision concerns you have so you can have the sharpest vision possible for optimal function and success. It's important to schedule routine eye exams every year and to maintain all follow-up appointments to monitor your ocular health.
Ensure Your Eye Health
At Stone Oak Ophthalmology Center, we provide high-quality ocular care for patients of all ages who are having trouble with their vision and overall eye health. If you have noticed any changes in your vision or need to schedule an eye exam, contact our San Antonio, TX office today. We will be happy to schedule an exam at your convenience with one of our seasoned ophthalmologists.