Attention to Detail
Dr. Gallagher has extensive training and experience in the management and treatment of ocular disease and other conditions that impact the visual system. He welcomes patients of all ages. We pride ourselves in giving every patient the time and attention their eyes deserve. Your entire exam will be performed by Dr. Gallagher, not an assistant.
Eye Exam and Consultation
During an eye exam, Dr. Joseph Gallagher will ask you questions about any symptoms or issues you are experiencing, medications you 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. Gallagher 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 Hanover optometrist provides regular vision acuity test as part of a comprehensive eye exam. Dr. Gallagher 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. Gallagher may prescribe corrective glasses, contacts, or eye exercises.
Eye Function Testing
In addition to vision testing, an eye exam in our Hanover 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. Gallagher 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 Hanover optometrist examines the overall health of the eye through a visual examination and tonometry. Dr. Gallagher 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. Gallagher reviews the results and discusses any necessary treatment options with you. Contact us at (603) 643-2400 today to schedule a comprehensive eye exam.