When our patients come in for a complete eye exam, they can expect to receive a tremendous amount of hands-on attention and care. We pride ourselves on providing the most personalized and customized eye exam possible, in order to guarantee that our patients’ individual correction needs are addressed. For this reason, we conduct a patient interview and evaluation, in addition to a general cornea, retina and optic nerve assessment.

Patient Interview and Evaluation

 Although certain eyesight components have a strong contributing genetic factor, like nearsightedness and farsightedness, a person’s lifestyle choices have a steady influence on their eyesight – for this reason, our skilled doctors like to conduct a patient interview, to find out exactly what may be contributing to their current eyesight state, and any symptoms they may be experiencing in relation to their untreated eye issues . Smoking, a person’s a diet, how often they wear sunglasses, the amount of time spent looking at a computer screen, their parents’ eyesight history and age all have an influence on our patients’ eyesight. The patient interview and evaluation allows our clients to tell us exactly what they are coming in for – whether it’s to treat a pesky floater, or just to check on the progress of their eyesight.

New Jersey Cornea Assessment

 While we offer an array of specific eye tests for various conditions, we conduct a basic test during a patient’s complete eye exam to evaluate the cornea. The cornea is the outermost layer of the eye, serving as a clear, protective barrier against dirt, germs and other bacteria that could be harmful if allowed in. If someone is experiencing corneal issues, reported symptoms may include pain, tearing, redness, blurred vision and sensitivity to light.

 Retina Exam Livingston

 The retina is located at the back of the eyeball, consisting of a light-sensitive layer of tissue. All images that travel through the eye’s lens become focused on the retina, which then converts the images into electric signals, sending them toward the optic nerve (and ultimately, the brain). Common indicators of a retinal issue include a loss of color perception, floaters or flashes of light, inaccurate vision and fluctuations in the sharpness of vision.

 Optic Nerve Test near Newark

Comprised of more than one million nerve fibers, the optic nerve is also located in the back of the eye. Its main purpose is to transfer visual information from the retina, in the form of electrical impulses, to the vision centers of the brain. Symptoms related to optic nerve damage or conditions include the perception of faded colors, the inability to see detail, and the incapacity to react to light. One of the more common optic nerve illnesses is glaucoma, which we treat in our office.

If you are experiencing any of the aforementioned symptoms, in addition to other eye pain and discomfort, we strongly suggest you to contact one of our two Marano Eye Care New Jersey offices – located in Livingston and Newark – and create an appointment for your complete eye exam today.