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At Ladd Eye Center, we strive to provide comprehensive, primary eye care for the whole family. Preventative and routine eye exams are important to maintaining good eye health. Often, eye and vision problems do not have obvious symptoms or signs, but are easily diagnosed by a licensed optometrist. By diagnosing eye and vision conditions early on, our optometrist is able to provide treatment options and, in many cases, restore vision or prevent vision loss. The American Optometric Association recommends yearly or bi-yearly eye and vision exams, depending on whether you are at-risk or not.
During an eye exam, Dr. Dale Ladd will ask you questions about any symptoms or issues you are experiencing, medications your are currently taking, any blurry vision, your work environment, and your overall health. Family history and previous eye or vision conditions will also be discussed during this part of the examination. Dr. Ladd will consider this information when determining any treatments or recommendations.
Regular vision testing and evaluations ensure that you always have the clearest vision possible. Our Batesville optometrist provides regular vision acuity tests as part of a comprehensive eye exam. Dr. Ladd will measure how each eye is seeing by using a wall eye chart and a reading eye chart. The results of these tests are portrayed as a fraction, with 20/20 being the standard for normal distance and reading vision. Depending on the results of your vision test, Dr. Ladd may prescribe corrective glasses, contacts, or eye exercises.
In addition to vision testing, an eye exam in our Batesville office includes testing eye functionality. Our optometrist performs several tests to evaluate depth perception, color vision, eye muscle capabilities, peripheral vision, and responsiveness to light. Several other simple tests are completed to determine whether the eyes are focusing, moving, and working together properly. The test results enable Dr. Ladd to diagnose any underlying conditions that may be impairing the eyes ability to focus or work together.
As part of a comprehensive eye exam, our Batesville optometrist examines the overall health of the eye through a visual examination and tonometry. Dr. Ladd evaluates eye health by visually inspecting the eye and eyelids using magnification and a bright light. To examine the internal structures of the eye, we may dilate the pupils. Increased eye pressure may be an indicator of glaucoma, so we utilize tonometry to measure eye pressure. After completing these short tests, Dr. Ladd reviews the results and discusses any necessary treatment options with you. Contact us at 870-793-6857 today to schedule a comprehensive eye exam.
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I would like to announce that Dr. Emily Smith will join my practice as an associate beginning April 30, 2018. Dr. Smith has been practicing in Little Rock for the past four years. She is a 2006 graduate of Batesville High School, a 2010 graduate of University of Central Arkansas and a 2014 graduate of Southern College of Optometry. Dr. Smith enjoys spending time with her family, being outdoors and fishing. Her husband, Kevin is an Occupational Therapist and is employed at White River Medical Center. They have a son, Hank, that is 2 years old.
Please join me and my staff in welcoming
Dr. Smith and her family to our practice. She is looking forward to meeting each of you.
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