Eye & Vision Exams

Eye Exam Image

At Gary L. Etting, O.D., FCOVD, we strive to provide comprehensive primary eye care for the whole family. Both preventative and routine eye exams are important to maintaining good eye health because eye and vision problems often don't have obvious symptoms or signs, but are easily diagnosed by a licensed optometrist. By diagnosing eye and vision conditions early on, our optometrists are able to provide treatment options and, in many cases, restore or prevent vision loss. The American Optometric Association recommends yearly or bi-yearly eye and vision exams, depending on whether or not you are at risk.

Eye Exam and Consultation

During an eye exam, Dr. Gary Etting will ask you questions about any symptoms or issues you are experiencing, the medications you are currently taking, your work environment, and your overall health. They will also ask if you have had any trouble with blurry vision. Additionally, family history and previous eye or vision conditions will be discussed during this part of the examination. Dr. Etting will consider this information when determining any treatments or recommendations.

Vision Testing

Regular vision testing and evaluations ensure that you always have the clearest vision possible. Our Encino optometrists provide regular vision acuity tests as part of a comprehensive eye exam. Dr. Etting 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. Etting may prescribe corrective glasses, contacts, or eye exercises.

Eye Function Testing

In addition to vision testing, an eye exam includes testing eye functionality. Our optometrists perform 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. Etting to diagnose any underlying conditions that may be impairing the eyes ability to focus or work together.

Eye Health

As part of a comprehensive eye exam, our optometrists examine the overall health of the eye through a visual examination and tonometry. Dr. Etting 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. Etting reviews the results and discusses an treatments with you.

Call us at (818) 344-3937 or click the link below to schedule an appointment today!

Locations

Find us on the map

Office Hours

Our Regular Schedule

West LA Hours

Monday:

9:00 am-6:00 pm

Tuesday:

9:00 am-6:00 pm

Wednesday:

10:00 am-6:00 pm

Thursday:

2:00 pm-6:00 pm

Friday:

2:00 pm-6:00 pm

Saturday:

Closed

Sunday:

Closed

Encino Hours

Monday:

9:00 am-5:30 pm

Tuesday:

9:00 am-5:30 pm

Wednesday:

9:00 am-5:30 pm

Thursday:

9:00 am-5:30 pm

Friday:

9:00 am-12:00 pm

Saturday:

8:00 am-12:00 pm

Sunday:

Closed