720 South Main Street Phoenixville, Pennsylvania

610-933-3498

General Information on Eye Exams

Eye Examination

At Phoenixville Eye Care Specialists, the comprehensive eye examination is a thorough evaluation of the eye and visual system. The patient’s need for optical correction will be determined and the ocular health will be evaluated for conditions such as cataracts, glaucoma, and macular degeneration. The exam may also reveal findings of systemic diseases, such as diabetes and hypertension.

What to Expect at the Examination:

  • Review of your personal and family health histories so that specific issues may be addressed
  • Visual acuity measurement that determines how well you are seeing
  • Refraction, which is the procedure that determines your optical prescription for glasses, contact lenses
  • Assessment of eye muscle movement
  • Assessment of your peripheral vision
  • Assessment of pupil response to light
  • Slit lamp exam, which is a magnified evaluation of the lids, conjunctiva, cornea, iris, and crystalline lens
  • Eye pressure measurement for glaucoma
  • Dilated exam to evaluate the retina and optic nerve
  • Discussion of the examination results and treatment options

Frequency of Examination:

Children – Children can have a serious vision problem without being aware of it. Therefore, children should have their eyes screened at ages 3 and 5 by an eye care professional for conditions such as:

  • Strabismus (crossed eyes)
  • Amblyopia (lazy eye)
  • Ptosis (dropping of the upper eyelid)
  • Refractive errors (nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism)

Young Adults – should be seen every two years
Adults over 65, diabetics and contact lens wearers – should be seen yearly


Introducing Blephex Healthy Lids for Life

Dr. Susan Wilton is pleased to be able to offer Blephex to our patients with blepharitis. Over 82 million people in the US are affected by blepharitis. If you have red, tired, itchy, crusty, burning or dry eyes you could be one of the millions.

Blepharitis is a chronic, inflammatory disease of the eyelids caused by an overgrowth of normal bacteria living along the lid and the base of the eyelashes. This increases with age because we make fewer natural antibodies in our tears.

This bacterial overgrowth causes crusting along the eyelid and creates a sticky biofilm that harbors bacterial exotoxins. Since the eyelid margins are difficult to clean, the overgrowth and biofilm can build up over many years. This biofilm in turn allows even more bacteria to flourish, causing a multitude of irritating symptoms and chronic inflammation. In turn, the chronic inflammation affects all the lid structures, namely the tear-producing glands. The end result is constant eye irritation, foreign body sensation and chronic dry eye if blepharitis is not treated.

By using Blephex, Dr Wilton can easily and painlessly directly clean and exfoliate your eyelids and lashes and remove the biofilm. This will almost immediately improve your symptoms and help control long-term damage to your tear glands. Blephex improves the overall health of the eyelid. With treatments typically every 6 months, patients can begin to produce more of their own tears and enjoy a life free of the chronic, irritating symptoms of blepharitis and dry eye.

Blephex takes about 7 minutes for Dr. Wilton to do in the office and is completely painless. Blephex is not covered by insurance but is extremely affordably priced. When you consider the costs of chronic dry eye treatment, which are often over $800 per year, you will save hundreds of dollars you would otherwise spend on artificial tears, Restasis, antibiotics and anti- inflammtories, and for the first time you will enjoy the benefits of an easy, effective treatment!

Call Dr. Wilton as 610-933-3498 to schedule a consultation for Blephex!