eye exams in Portland

eye exams

At South Waterfront Eye Care, we offer comprehensive eye exams to help Portlanders of all ages who want to see their world more clearly.  We use the latest – and safest – computer and laser instruments to ensure the most accurate eye health vision exams and best possible results. We also offer an optional retinal scan to view the back of the eye as part of your eye health assessment. Digital retinal screening is an improved technology in which the doctor can take high-resolution digital photographs of the interior portion of your eye called the retina.


Topography is used to map the shape of the cornea. Dr. Ioussifova uses this map to determine the best contact lens fit for you. It also assists in diagnosis of malformations, such as keratoconus (degeneration of the cornea), and assesses suitability for LASIK / laser refractive correction.

Optical coherence tomography (OCT)

A non-invasive imaging test that uses light waves to take cross-section pictures of your retina. This allows your doctor to view each layer of the retina, which can aid in diagnosing and guiding treatment of conditions of the retina and glaucoma.

Meibography (LipiScan)

High definition imaging of the meibomian glands (glands responsible to keep our eyes lubricated) using infrared light source. This is a very helpful tool in diagnosing the cause of dry eye disease.


Your thorough eye care examination is conducted by our doctor of optometry, Dr. Mila Ioussifova, OD. The examination will vary from patient to patient depending on the health of the individual and their visual needs. Typically, our exams may include the following:

  • Medical history review
  • Measurement of visual acuity
  • Pupil dilation (to evaluate the back part of the eyes)
  • Intraocular pressure (glaucoma) measurement
  • Blood pressure
  • Visual field testing
  • Analysis
  • Diagnosis
  • Prescription (glasses, contact lenses or medicine)
  • Prognosis