Testing Eye Health

David Mitchell, OD, discusses the slit lamp and how it is used to test your eye health.

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David Mitchell, OD, discusses the slit lamp and how it is used to test your eye health.
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Featuring Dr. David Mitchell, OD

Duration: 35 seconds

A slit lamp is a microsope and the optometrist uses it to check the health of the eye, the anterior segment of the eye.

That's going to include your lashes and your lids, your cornea, and we can check for early signs of cataracts. There are attachments that allow us to check the pressure of your eye to make sure you don't have glaucoma, and we can also look with an attachment into the retina.

It's a painless procedure, and it generally takes about two or three minutes to do, and most patients are going to have it done on every single visit they have.

Presenter: Dr. David Mitchell, Optometrist, Vancouver, BC

Local Practitioners: Optometrist

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