Comprehensive Eye Examinations

Your vision and health is our primary concern. We offer vision correction for eye diseases and disorders which prevent you from enjoying the world around you. We specialize in treatment of a variety of eye diseases such as macular degeneration, glaucoma, and cataracts.

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We also can effectively correct vision conditions such as myopia (near-sightedness), hyperopia (far-sightedness), astigmatism, and presbyopia.

If you are diagnosed with an eye disease, you want the best treatment available so your eyes and your vision is healthy again.

We are proud of and have earned our reputation of offering unsurpassed treatment utilizing the latest technology.

Whatever we recommend, you can be assured that your vision is our primary concern.

Case History. When you come for a comprehensive eye exam, you will be asked to describe any vision problems you may have been experiencing and any previous ocular problems. We will also ask about your general health, medications, allergies, working environment, and hobbies.

Physical eye health exam. The external and internal parts of the eyes are examined using specialized instruments including slit lamp biomicroscope, direct and binocular indirect ophthalmoscope in conjunction with special focusing lenses. Dilation of your pupils with eye drops is frequently necessary for some of these tests.

Refraction. This group of tests determines your eyeglass and/or contact lens prescription. We perform precise measurements in several different ways to determine the lens formula that will work best for you. Instruments used include a computerized autorefractor, phoroptor and retinoscope.

Binocular vision testing. We test your eye coordination to ensure they work well together and your vision is comfortable. This includes an analysis of the eye muscles used for movement, focusing and depth perception. If you have a problem with binocularity, your doctor may correct it with prescription glasses which may include prism and/or vision therapy. Some cases require referral for surgical treatment.

Tonometry. This is a measure of the pressure inside the eye. We offer several ways to do this test: 1) a new generation of air puff test that is very gentle and quiet, 2) Applanation tonometry (Goldmann, Perkins, or Tonopen) touches the cornea after anesthetic eye drops are instilled. Elevated intraocular pressure is a significant risk factor associated with glaucoma.

Visual field test. Every comprehensive exam includes a screening of your peripheral vision. It can help diagnose or rule out neurological disorders of the visual system and traces the visual pathways from your eye to your brain.

Retinal photography. A special camera takes a digital color photograph of the retina at the back of your eye. This test is recommended on a routine basis to provide your doctor with a baseline record of the appearance of your retina, internal blood vessels and optic nerve. It is also used to document both ocular and systemic diseases as well as anatomical abnormalities so they can be monitored over time.

Treatment & Plan. By understanding how you use your eyes at work and leisure, treatment options such as corrective lenses, the need for medications, additional testing required or a referral for more specialized care will be discussed. An opportunity will be given to ask any questions you may have about your eyes and vision.
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*Closed for lunch 1:00 - 2:00
**Alternating every other Wednesdays and Saturdays
Northbrook Family Eye Care
3117 Dundee Rd.
Northbrook, IL 60062
(847) 562-2010
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Northbrook Family Eye Care 3117 Dundee Rd. Northbrook, IL 60062 Phone: (847) 562-2010 Fax: (847) 562-2012

Northbrook Family Eye Care proudly serves Northbrook, IL and the surrounding areas of Deerfield, Wheeling, Buffalo Grove, Highland Park, Arlington Heights, Mt Prospect, Des Plaines, Glenview, Skokie, Evanston, Palatine, Prospect Heights, Schaumburg, Glencoe and Elk Grove Village.

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