About Annual Eye Exams
Eyes are a precious asset. However, sometimes even the most health-conscious people need professional help keeping their eyes healthy and their vision properly focused. Board-certified ophthalmologist Dr. Stephen Wilmarth can discuss at-home eye care options and recommend a wide variety of in-office treatments to suit each patient's needs. Dr. Wilmarth and his team can perform a number of different tests that screen for issues such as nearsightedness, farsightedness, eye injuries, and other related conditions. Patients in the Roseville and Sacramento, CA areas are encouraged to schedule annual eye exams at Wilmarth Eye and Laser Center in order to ensure optimal vision and health.
What to Expect
Before the exam, a technician will review the patient's medical history and go over any concerns they have. Dr. Wilmarth will examine inside the eyes using specialized technology. These instruments allow our eye professionals to study structures such as the retina and lens where signs of eye allergies, conditions, and diseases can be found. We will also ask the patient to read letters off a chart and may request digital photographs be taken of the interior and exterior of the eye. More tests will be necessary for patients ordering contact lenses to ensure the fitting is correct. For patients with specific eye problems, such as blurry vision and trouble reading or driving, additional tests may be required to pinpoint what is causing the symptoms so that an appropriate diagnosis and treatment plan can be provided. Some common tests performed include checking for conditions such as:
- Farsightedness (hyperopia)
- Nearsightedness (myopia)
If a patient's vision isn’t quite clear enough, Dr. Wilmarth will recommend options for improving it. Though some patients are happy keeping their glasses or contacts, others might welcome permanent vision correction with advanced procedures such as:
- PRK (photorefractive keratectomy)
- Custom LASIK
- Monovision LASIK (often ideal for correcting loss of near vision due to presbyopia)
- Refractive lens exchange
- Removal of the murky lens and replacement with a premium intraocular lens (if patients suffer from cataracts)
Each of these procedures take a great deal of skill and experience to be performed successfully. Dr. Wilmarth is an M.D. and board-certified ophthalmologist who has over 35 years of experience correcting Sacramento patients’ vision with advanced techniques and the latest technology.
"The staff was extremely professional and exceeded every expectation I had. I’ve worn glasses for ten years and now have 20/10 vision. I would highly recommend them to anyone who has ever thought about getting the procedure done."- T.B. / Facebook / Mar 12, 2018
"I just recently had the ICL lens inserted into both of my eyes. I couldn't be happier. I have been in glasses/contacts since 6th grade (now in my 40's) and my vision was -10 and -11. Dr. Wilmarth was so knowledgable, professional and kind. He talked to me through the whole procedure and let me know what he was doing which calmed my nerves. His staff was incredible and Colleen was so quick to return my calls and answer my questions. I highly recommend Dr. Wilmarth and this is one of the best decisions I have made."- J.H. / Yelp / Sep 13, 2018
"I was severely farsighted and have worn glasses since the second grade. At 71 Dr. Wilmarh recommended cataract lens replacement surgery using Toric lenses. I just left his office for a follow-up appointment and my vision is 20/20 in both eyes. No more glasses. He is amazing and makes you feel secure in his recommendation. My experience through the whole process was top notch - Dr. Wilmarth called the night before the procedure - the surgical center called before and after my procedure and follow-up with Dr. Wilmarth was immediate. His staff is so helpful. I can't thank him enough, this has changed my life."- G.C. / Yelp / Jan 30, 2019
"The BEST money I have ever spent. Doctor Wilmarth and all of his staff are excellent at answering any and all questions and sorting out any confusions you may have. Before my surgery my vision was 20/70 in one eye and 20/60 in the other. Now I'm seeing 20/15, which means I see as clearly at 20 feet as someone with "normal" vision sees at 15 feet. I highly recommend a visit to Doctor Wilmarth if you are tired of glasses and/or contacts."- G.W. / Google / Jun 15, 2018
"For anyone considering custom wavefront lasik, I highly recommend Dr. Wilmarth. Highly skilled and professional. From the first visit to post surgery, the process has been amazing.Went from terrible eyesight (legally blind) to 20/15 vision."- D.A. / Google / Jun 05, 2018
Plan Your Procedure
Keep Your Vision in Check
Dr. Wilmarth and his team highly encourage every individual to undergo regular eye exams and checkups to keep their vision at its best. Having healthy eyes is crucial to maintaining your overall wellness, so we invite you to schedule an appointment at our Roseville, CA location today.