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Eye Exams

An eye care doctor performing a thorough eye exam can include all or some of the following:

  • Case History:  Vision and health history, medications, symptoms of vision problems and other background information will be requested.

  • Visual System Analysis:  With the support of medical instruments and tests, our I-Care Optical doctor will perform an internal and external exam of your visual system, including:

    • retina

    • optic nerve

    • blood vessels

    • muscles

    • pupils

    • cornea

    • lens

    • iris

    • conjunctiva

    • eyelids

    • eyelashes

  • Through this analysis, the health of your eyes will be assessed along with chances of:

    • glaucoma

    • cataracts

    • corneal diseases

  • Refractive Evaluation:  Dr Efre will determine your ability to see clearly through several tests and decide if prescription eye wear is needed.

  • Diagnosis and Treatment Plan:  A final diagnosis will be made and a treatment plan chosen for you.  It includes:

    • Status of your vision

    • Corrective eye wear (Contacts or Glasses) if needed

    • Vision therapy if needed.

Making an Appointment is easy:
(813) 806-0812 Town & Country
(813) 443-2138 North Tampa

You may call to make an appointment at any time. You will need to provide us with your:

  • Name
  • Vision Insurance Plan (Name and ID Number)
  • Telephone number (to call you to confirm your appointment the day before)
  • Date of Birth
  • Social Security number or Unique number given by vision plan

Vision plans are not the same as Health Insurance. You will need to know who your Vision Provider is. If you are having problems finding out, your health insurance company will let you know, or your Human Resource Department.

What you can do
It's very common for patients to come into their eye exam and not understand how their lifestyle can affect their eye health.  The more an eye doctor knows about their patient, the better they can prescribe the right glasses and treat visual problems.

Consider the following tips for making the most of your next eye exam:

  1. If there is a part of your diagnosis, eye exam, or treatment that you don't understand, talk to your doctor about it.

  2. Knowing your health background before you visit is very helpful for your eye doctor.

  3. Have a list of medicines you use, including over-the-counter drugs.  Both types of medicines can affect your eye diagnosis.

  4. Be sure to report any current difficulties you are having with your vision including but not limited to:

    • blurring

    • dry eyes

    • double vision

    • problems seeing at night

    • eye strain

  5. Chronic health conditions are also good for your optometrist to know, such as high blood pressure, diabetes or surgeries.

  6. Your family health history can have an effect on your eyes as well.

  7. Your eye doctor knowing your lifestyle including your job, what you do at your job (for example, do you use a computer all day), the lighting in your office, etc.  These small details are more important than most realize.  Your leisure activities, such as sports are also important.