Comprehensive Routine Eye Exams
At Delran Eye Associates we pride ourselves on the comprehensive nature of our routine exams.
- Vision testing including refraction to measure your glasses prescription.
- Evaluation of eye muscles that control focusing and eye aiming and movement.
- Tonometry (the glaucoma test) to measure eye pressure.
- Health inspection of all areas of the eyes, through dilation of the pupils.
- The structures of the front of the eye such as the lids and lashes, the pupils, the white of the eye (the conjunctiva and sclera), and the cornea are inspected for infection and inflammation. The lens of the eye is also examined for cataracts.
- The retina is evaluated to rule out holes, tears, detachments, and diabetic or hypertensive bleeding.
- Exams to rule out glaucoma affecting the optic nerve, and macular degeneration affecting the central retina.
- Contact Lens fitting is also a large part of our practice. We fit all types of contact lenses, including dailies, toric and bifocal contacts.
It is important that children have their prescription checked once a year to facilitate learning. It is recommended that children have their eyes dilated at least every two years. When children have difficulty in the areas evaluated below they may require treatment with glasses and/or vision therapy.
The ability to perceive depth. This is measured to determine if your child is using both eyes together to view objects and people in 3D.
It is important that the eyes are aligned and looking at the same thing. When the eyes are pointed at different things (one sits in or out) this is called strabismus. If the eyes are misaligned the brain receives two different images and this can lead to double vision and/or permanently reduced vision (Amblyopia).
The ability of the eyes to follow a moving object and to efficiently track while reading. Frequent loss of place or skipping lines while reading are typical signs of an eye movement dysfunction known as oculomotor dysfunction.
Convergence and divergence
When reading the eyes must converge to see the material in front of you. Sometimes people have a tendency for the eyes to under or over converge which can lead to headaches, double vision and/or eye strain.
Medical Eye Care
During normal office hours our office has set aside time to evaluate and treat patients that need urgent eye care. As optometrists we see and treat eye infections, minor eye injuries, eye pain, loss of vision, double vision, flashes/floaters, etc. for both children and adults.
Glaucoma Evaluation and Treatment
Glaucoma is an eye disease that can lead to loss of peripheral vision. In many cases by using eye drops we can lower eye pressure to prevent further damage to the optic nerve. Depending on severity of the disease, our glaucoma patients are typically seen every 3, 4 or 6 months for optic nerve evaluations through scans, photographs and visual field testing.
Diabetic Retinopathy Monitoring
Diabetes can affect all parts of the eye. Diabetic retinopathy occurs when the blood vessels in the retina become damaged and leak. Retinopathy is a leading cause of blindness in the US. The early stages of retinopathy can be asymptomatic; therefore, it is important for diabetics to have yearly eye screenings.
Cataracts are a clouding of the lens inside the eye that progresses with age. Most people will develop cataracts at some point in their lifetime. As cataracts progress and the vision becomes blurry, regular eye exams can help to determine the right time for cataract surgery.
Macular Degeneration Management
Macular Degeneration (AMD) is a genetic eye disease that can lead to loss of central vision. The two forms of AMD (dry and wet) are treated very differently. Therefore it is important to monitor the retina regularly (usually every 6 months) to ensure the correct treatment is in place.
Contacts are a medical device. It is important that we achieve an accurate fit so that your eyes remain healthy.
After you have been fit with contacts and have a valid prescription you can order contacts.
Our office has the following brands in stock:
- Air Optix Hydraglyde
- BioTrue OneDay
- Acuvue 1 Day Moist
- Acuvue Oasys
Other brands must be ordered and usually arrive in office in a few days.
- Call and leave a message for the Doctor’s receptionist 856-461-0987
- Email the Doctor’s receptionist
We will call you when they arrive in a few days or if we have any questions about your order.
Since 1983, Dr. Angelo Aiello has spent the majority of his work time caring for senior citizens, mainly in nursing homes and assisted living facilities. He is co-founder of Senior Medical Services, a company specializing in geriatric eye care, serving almost 100 geriatric facilities throughout the Delaware Valley. As a result of this experience, he is well acquainted with the unique needs of the older population, and senior patients in the office benefit from his knowledge and concern for this age group.
With this in mind, the office is now expanding its reach beyond the office doors into the homes of those unable to travel to the doctor’s office for eye care. Using portable equipment, Dr. Aiello is able to perform a comprehensive eye examination at the patient’s bedside, including tests for cataracts, glaucoma and diabetes. He is also able to determine the patient’s eyeglass prescription and fit and dispense eyeglasses in the home.
Home visits may be scheduled by calling the office at (856) 461-0987. Medicare and fee for service are accepted.
Vision therapy can best be described as physical therapy for the eyes. Specific exercises are programmed to train your eyes to work better together and to improve visual processing.
Vision therapy uses lenses, prisms and computer programs to train your brain to efficiently use the visual system to relieve strain, double vision, and headaches during school and daily living activities.
Common problems treated with vision therapy are:
How well the eyes work together; both eyes need to be focused on the same thing to achieve comfortable vision.
Convergence Insufficiency results from the eyes drifting out when reading, causing headaches, double vision and frequently disinterest in reading.
Convergence Excess results from the eyes drifting in when reading, typically causes one to bring reading material closer and closer.
How well the eyes and brain can blend together the images from each eye to form a three dimensional image.
Strabismus is when the eyes do not point in the same direction, most of the times. This can result in difficulty with depth perception and/or amblyopia if not treated.
How smoothly and accurately the eyes move across a page or screen. This skill is important for reading a book, following a ball and guiding a pencil.
How efficiently the eyes can change focus from near to far and far to near. This skill is important for copying notes in class, or watching the road and the speedometer while driving.
Visual processing disorder
The ability to identify and understand what you see, judge its importance, and associate it with previous visual information in the brain.
Vision Therapy Testing
The following services are provided by Dr. Laura Young through Vision Therapy of South Jersey at Mancine Optical. Please call to schedule an appointment 856-461-0987.
The initial visit includes a full eye health examination in addition to eye teaming, tracking, focusing ability. This helps determine which areas of visual function need to be focused on during therapy.
Visual Processing Evaluation
Standardized testing is used to compare how well the brain processes visual information. Specific testing includes Visual motor integration (eye-hand coordination), handwriting speed and quality, visual and sequential memory, letter reversals, laterality (left/right awareness), and form constancy.
Vision Therapy Sessions
The results of the binocular and visual processing evaluation will be used to create an individualized plan for the therapy course. Lenses, prisms, computerized programs and specialized equipment are used to enhance or develop binocular and perceptual skills.