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.
"I had a cataract in my left eye, Dr. Wilmarth performed laser surgery to remove it and replaced my lens with. Restora brand multi-focal lens. The results were amazing I had 20/30 vision the day of surgery and better than 20/20 within 1 month. I was so pleased with the results that I choose to have the lens in my right eye replaced with the same Lens! Same results as the left eye 20/20 vision...it's so nice to be DONE with glasses forever!! Dr. Wilmarth and his entire team are very professional, efficient, extremely competent and friendly. I am very confident in their abilities and recommend them for any eye surgery you may need."- L.H. / Yelp / Jan 24, 2018
"An easy and professional Lasik procedure! A great experience for a medical operation and you can't ask for better hands."- D.R. / Facebook / Jan 17, 2018
"Proud to say I can now see 20/15 [that's better than 20/20]! I must be dreaming; I have worn glasses since I was 5 years old and I feel like a brand new me. I came from a negative 6! Thank you Dr Wilmarth!"- J.R. / Facebook / Oct 20, 2017
"Fantastic experience throughout the pre-op, the procedure itself, and the couple of post-op appointments I've had so far. I went in for moderate to severe hyperopia (far-sightedness), so I would get heavy eye fatigue and lose focus when reading text or small print for any longer than a few minutes. After the Lasik, I now have 20/15 visual acuity and can read for hours without eye fatigue. While it is a significant financial outlay, I was not looking for the discount-chain "99 cent store" type of place to operate on my eyes; I was looking for the best of the best, and I can confidently say that is what you get if you go to Wilmarth Eye and Laser. Thank you again doc!Nick"- N.R. / Yelp / Oct 19, 2017
"I have known Dr. Wilmarth for years through our children's school. I had great vision my entire life but then it all changed when I reached my late 40s. Ultimately, I couldn't read up close or even drive very well without glasses. I didn't last long with the inconvenience of glasses. And, I had a terrible time trying to work with contact lenses. Since Dr. Wilmarth has such an excellent reputation in the area, I decided to schedule a consult.Dr. Wilmarth's staff is very experienced and they seem to really enjoy what they do. They were very kind to me and treated me as though I was important. I didn't research any other doctors for this procedure since my very best friend, who is extremely well-researched, told me she would never go to anyone other than Dr. Wilmarth. I had both eyes fixed for distance. My distance vision now is very sharp. I haven't reached for my glasses since the surgery three weeks ago. I have also found that if I back up my reading materials an extra 6 inches or so, I'm able to read magazines, newspapers, etc. much better even though I had my eyes fixed only for improving distance. I have only reached for my "cheater" reading glasses a few times since the surgery for very small print.I know a lot of people spend years considering this procedure. I'm super grateful for Dr. Wilmarth and I'm very happy to have my life back! Thank you!"- T.C. / Yelp / Jul 21, 2017
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.