St. George Eye Exam

St. George Eye Exam

Eye Exam

We regularly hear our new patients tell us that they have never had an eye examination as thorough as ours. We routinely diagnose and treat conditions that have not been previously taken care of by other doctors. We take care of difficult medical eye conditions but can also easily prescribe glasses and contact lenses. This is accomplished by the utilization of the latest ophthalmological and optometric eye examination techniques. We also enjoy taking time with our patients because we care about them. Our patients become our friends.

New Services

New technology includes an auto phoropter which is the latest eye prescription testing. It allows us to show our patients how they see with their new vision prescription and instantly flip to their old glasses prescription for comparison. This allows patients to see if the new prescription will improve their vision enough before they pay for new glasses. We have new in-office quick test kits that allow immediate confirmation of viral eye infections and allows us to determine when patients can go back to school or work and not be contagious. We also have the latest neuro vision testing allowing us to do ERG and VEP testing locally. This is a functional predictive test that helps us to diagnose neuro eye and brain problems that used to have to be referred to Salt Lake City in the past. We are excited to be able to help more people locally and more quickly than was previously possible.

Thorough and Friendly Eye Exams

Dr Graf will take time to answer your questions and explain your diagnosis and the treatment options available. We do not rush patients. We have the technology to record digital pictures of your eyes for you as the patient to see in the examination rooms. We were the first in Southern Utah to acquire the ability to record digital retinal images. This ability allows us to overlay the present image with past images and to be able to find and diagnose eye changes earlier than ever before. Change analysis is best for early detection of diabetic eye disease, vascular retinal changes, tumors, macular degeneration, and glaucoma.

Come see us and see your own eyes. You can see for yourself if treatments are working. We have been using digital imaging to assist in caring for our patients since 2002 and were the first in Utah to be able to show our patients photos of their own eyes during their examinations. By using advanced digital comparison analysis we are able to compare from one year or visit to the next and quickly find eye changes before they could be detected by a doctor just looking in your eye.

St. George Eye Exams
St. George Eye Exam

Eye Exam Instrumentation

One of our newer instruments is a Zeiss Cirrus High Definition Ocular Coherence Tomograph or OCT. It is the latest technology for imaging the inside of the eye at the cellular level with a resolution of 5 microns. The newest update has added the ability to statistically compare for changes between past and present examinations.

We have also added the ability to scan areas in the front of the eye. We were the first office in Southern Utah to acquire this instrument. We continue to be at the forefront of technology and medical eye care for Southern Utah. We have designed our practice to allow us to review OCT data in our exam rooms with our patients. This helps to keep our patient's informed and is an integral part of your care. You get to see with the Doctor what is happening in your own eyes. This instrument is the premiere instrument for testing Glaucoma, Macular Degeneration, Diabetic Retinal Disease, and in fact any macular abnormalities. It can now also test for corneal disorders, iris disorders, and Anterior Angle Abnormalities. It is fast, easy, painless and extremely helpful in taking care of patients' eye conditions.

Incredible Eye Facts in Optometry and Ophthalmology in St. George, Utah

  • Most complex organ you possess except for your brain.
  • Composed of more than two million working parts each.
  • Glaucoma is one of the leading causes of blindness in the US. Yet, glaucoma can be controlled with little or no further vision loss, if detected at an early stage and treated promptly.
  • Glaucoma occurs more frequently in certain groups of people such as those who are over 40, diabetics, and people who are very nearsighted.
  • The number one cause of blindness in adults 70 and younger in the United States is diabetes.
  • Under dark clear conditions, can discern the light of a candle at a distance of 14 miles.
  • The Human eye can detect 10 million color hues, but cannot see ultraviolet or infrared light.
  • 85% of what we know comes through our eyes. 80% of our memory is in the form of images.
  • On average we blink our eyes between 10,000 – 20,000 times a day.
  • The “blink of an eye” lasts only a tenth of a second, but that’s all the time needed to clear away dust particles and spread lubricating fluids across the eyeball. Our brains have been trained to ignore blinks.
  • The eye muscles that move the eye are the strongest in the body.
  • The older we are the less tears we produce.
  • A professional eye exam can detect early signs of health and sight-threatening diseases such as diabetes and hypertension. Together with other tests, eye professionals can also detect neurological disease, glaucoma, and vascular disease. Early detection and prevention are crucial to the successful treatment of these diseases.
  • Pediatric and Infant Exams are very important. Physician will perform a quick screening for your child for gross abnormalities at the hospital when your child is born. Vision for an infant is almost adult like before they are one year old. We recommend that your child have their first eye exam at age six to eight months. A comprehensive eye exam can pick up subtle problems that, if left untreated, can cause severe, often irreversible vision loss.
  • Take care of your eyes with a Comprehensive Ophthalmological Vision Checkup and Eye Exam at Graf Medical Eye Care & Vision Center. Call

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