General Eye Care

You should visit an eye doctor at least once a year. Carlsbad ophthalmologist Dr. Tracy is a Board-certified and performs vision correction surgery, dry eye treatments, and other advanced procedures to restore eyesight for a variety of conditions.

Many eye disorders are treatable if caught early, and Dr. Tracy can assess your condition and begin correcting your vision problems immediately.

Annual eye exams are necessary for certain patients, such as those with diabetes, because they ensure a way to maintain general eye care. More frequent follow-up exams are necessary for those who have glaucoma or other ocular conditions. We provide comprehensive eye exams to determine the health of your eyes and to diagnose and treat any visual symptoms. Medicare and most private insurance may cover your eye exams. Dr. Tracy recommends that people with a predisposition to certain eye conditions, like a family history of glaucoma, receive annual eye exams.
Annual eye exams are highly recommended for anyone over the age of 40 because of the increased risk of contracting conditions like presbyopia and macular degeneration. Presbyopia is where the eye loses its ability to focus on objects that are close and Presbyopia is frequently found in older individuals. Macular degeneration is similar in that older individuals' vision field decreases but in the case in the video below it's due to damage to the retina. These are just a few of the common eye conditions that occur as everyone gets older.
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What to Expect At Your Eye Exam

Typically, a thorough eye exam from an ophthalmologist like Dr. Tracy is painless; however, there are several components.

First, the doctor will begin the examination by asking you questions and learning about your health history and any ocular problems that you may be experiencing. Before your appointment, it’s important to know your family’s medical history as well because these can be indicators for what to be on the look out for.
 You will also need to share about any medications you are on or if you are experiencing any symptoms. The best thing a patient can do during this initial process is to provide a doctor like Dr. Tracy with as much information in regards to your health and your family’s health as possible. The more information that he has, the better service he can provide you.  

Next, your ophthalmologist will check your vision, measure the pressure inside your eyes, examine your eyes under a microscope, dilate your dilates, and look inside your eyes. These are standard examination procedures that can be expected at almost all initial eye exams and do not hurt.
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During an eye exam in Carlsbad, Dr. Tracy will check on the health of your
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•  Optic Nerve
•  Blood Vessels
•  Muscles
•  Pupils
•  Cornea
•  Lens
•  Iris
•  Conjunctiva
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Dr. Tracy will assess all of these areas and inform you of his immediate concerns or any of potential problems that he sees.

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If appropriate, Dr. Tracy may perform a refractive evaluation to determine whether or not your vision is lacking, if you cannot focus your eyes properly, or if you need glasses. These tests are so he can get a better idea of your range of vision and understand where you may have visual gaps. The doctor may perform additional tests and take photos of your retina if necessary. At the end, Dr. Tracy will go over his diagnosis with you, discussing any complications, answering any questions, and providing a recommendation for treatment if necessary. Treatment options can vary widely depending on a patient’s visual needs.

If you haven’t gotten a general eye exam in two years, please contact our office at (760) 603-9910.
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