Do you have blurry vision, headaches and light sensitivity? The first step in determining the cause of your eye problems is scheduling a comprehensive eye exam at Athens Eye Care.

Our exam process checks for visual acuity, refractive errors, pupil function, ocular motility, intraocular pressure, the visual field and the condition of the retina. Our standard procedure includes diagnosis for eye diseases and conditions, like cataracts, glaucoma, macular degeneration, myopia and conjunctivitis.

Based on the results of your comprehensive eye exam, Dr. Kinard can diagnose high blood pressure, diabetes and brain tumors. Here are few more specific conditions Dr. Kinard can diagnose during your exam:

Conjunctivitis

During your comprehensive eye exam, Dr. Kinard will test the conjuctiva and surrounding tissues using bright lights and magnification to diagnose conjunctivitis. If you’re condition fails to respond to treatment, we can do supplementary testing to diagnose chronic conjunctivitis. If you do have conjunctivitis, Dr. Kinard can provide treatment, including medication, to alleviate symptoms.

Dry Eye

Dr. Kinard specializes in Dry Eye diagnosis and treatment. During your comprehensive eye exam, he will evaluate the tears, cornea and external eye for any abnormalities suggesting Dry Eye. If you do have Dry Eye, Dr. Kinard can prescribe eye drops as well as insert punctal plugs, which are small devices used to preserve tears in the duct.

Retinal and Internal Eye Diseases

A comprehensive eye exam includes testing for retinal and internal eye diseases. The retina, which receives light and sends images to the brain, is an important part of healthy eye function and vision. Retinal diseases, like macular degeneration, retinal detachment and retinal dystrophy, can diminish overall life quality and reduce a person’s ability to read and drive. In some cases, retinal disease cause blindness. Diagnosing these diseases early is key to preventing vision loss.

Diabetic Eye Disease (Diabetic Retinopathy)

The accumulation of sugar in your bloodstream causes the blood to thicken and decreases tissue perfusion, causing the disintegration of the tiny blood vessels located inside the retina. Patients with diabetic retinopathy complain of seeing dark or floating spots, rings, and flashing lights. In addition, they may experience blurry or double vision and pain or pressure in one or both eyes. If you notice any of these symptoms, contact Dr. Kinard and schedule a comprehensive eye exam.

Glaucoma Diagnostics

Athens Eye Care has a variety of imaging and diagnostic tools that can determine if you suffer from glaucoma. Dr. Kinard can provide treatment of glaucoma to reduce vision loss and help you maintain your normal routine.