Vision Screening Performed in Orlando, FL

Vision Screening Orlando FLYour eyes are windows to your soul, but more importantly, they are windows to your overall health. As a member of Optimum Direct Care, a direct primary care practice (DPC) in Orlando, Florida, you can protect your eyes – and your health – with a routine vision screening performed by our board-certified family practice physician, Dr. Toni “Muzzi” Muzzonigro. During this brief exam, which can be included as part of a regular checkup, Dr. Muzzi can check for signs of vision problems as well as certain health conditions.

What Does Vision Screening Involve?

There are several types of vision screening tests, including:

  • Distance vision testing – While sitting or standing 20 feet away from a wall chart, which has several rows of letters that descend in size from top to bottom, you’ll be asked to cover one eye and read the letters aloud. Each eye will be tested separately.
  • Close-up vision testing – You’ll be given a small card that has lines of text that descend in size from top to bottom. While holding the card approximately 14 inches away from your face, you’ll be asked to read the text aloud. Both eyes tested will be tested at the same time.
  • Color blindness testing – You’ll be asked to look at a card that has colored numbers or symbols hidden in a background of multicolored dots. If you are unable to read the numbers or symbols, you may be color blind.

If you wear glasses or contact lenses, be sure to bring them with you to your vision screening.

What Conditions Can Vision Screening Detect?

In addition to certain eyesight problems, such as nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism, lazy eye, and crossed eyes, vision screening can potentially detect hypertension, high cholesterol, diabetes, and certain autoimmune disorders.

If Dr. Muzzi identifies a possible vision problem or health condition during your vision screening, she can refer you to an appropriate specialist for follow-up testing and treatment. Many vision problems and eye disorders are easily treatable, especially when found early. With that said, it is important to note that routine vision screening is not a substitute for the more comprehensive eye exam performed by an ophthalmologist or other eye care specialist.

If you’re a member of our DPC practice in Orlando, FL, you can take advantage of unlimited primary care services, including routine vision screening, which are all included in your monthly membership fee. And, if you’re not yet a member, contact us to inquire about becoming one today.

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“My husband and I were in search of a new physician when my neighbor mentioned that we should meet Dr Toni Muzzinigro who was a “Direct Primary Care” physician. We were not familiar with the term and were very intrigued. We made an initial appointment with her and learned so many things that we didn’t think existed anymore. Her main focus is on the patient and not the insurance companies! When she doesn’t have to worry about the bureaucracy and red tape of insurance companies, she has so much more time to listen to the patient and come up with a truly great level of care. The patient comes first and foremost. Our initial appointment was so thorough. She wanted to know every aspect of our past records. I felt like she really cared about us and her main goal was to keep us as healthy as possible. During our annual appointments, Dr. Muzzi schedules enough time to go over every concern you may have. Her explanations of test results are very thorough, and she is very knowledgeable of up to date medical breakthroughs. There have been some times during the year that we needed a doctor’s advice quickly. She is available to us basically 24/7. You can get in touch with her via phone, text, or video conferencing. Many things can be handled in a quick and timely manner. However, if there is a need to see her personally, getting in to see her doesn’t take weeks. Usually, you can make an appointment the very next day. How comforting is it to know that your doctor is always available to you and truly cares about your wellbeing! That is worth its weight in gold! Her staff are an added bonus! They run the office efficiently and take care of any other needs we may have. Another great advantage is that Dr. Muzzi has a network of specialists, labs, and resources available to us and at a discounted rate and free generic prescriptions. Personally, we like the fact that someone can help us navigate the medical system and direct us in the right direction. I simply can’t say enough. Dr. Muzzi has become our doctor as well as a good friend. She will always have our best interest at heart and her main goal is to provide the highest level of care. We are so thankful to have found Dr. Muzzi and Optimum Direct Care.”

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