Comprehensive Eye Exams
Depending on your medical history and personal risk factors, the American Optometric Association recommends annual or bi-annual eye and vision exams. Regular eye exams are also important for children. At Eye & Vision Care, we see patients for first-time and regular exams, whether they’re preventative or diagnostic in nature.
Often, eye conditions do not exhibit easy-to-notice symptoms, and gradual vision loss can be difficult to identify. With regular, comprehensive eye exams, these problems can be quickly diagnosed by your optometrist. By finding these conditions early, treatment to prevent or restore vision loss can be administered to greater success.
What to Expect During an Eye Exam
Before the eye exam, one of our experienced optometrists will ask you questions about your current health status, family history and any medications you might be taking. These questions don’t always have to do with your eyes, but they help us better diagnose and address your unique eye care needs.
During the vision testing portion of the exam, we will evaluate your how well you see using an eye chart and wall chart. Depending on your ease, comfort and performance, we may prescribe prescription lenses for vision correction. We have a one of the area’s largest selection of eyeglasses and specialty contact lenses, including computer and scleral lenses, to choose from.
The final portion of a comprehensive eye exam is a visual inspection and tonometry procedure. The doctor will examine your eyes and eyelids using state-of-the-art equipment. To examine the internal eye structure, we may need to dilate the pupils. A tonometry procedure tests for increased eye pressure, which is a symptom of glaucoma.
After the eye exam is complete, our staff will explain the results to you and make sure you understand your treatment options and outlook.