Your eyes are crucial for every lifestyle. But did you know that they could be at risk? Many eye diseases have no noticeable symptoms and could lead to vision loss. But that does not have to happen. With regular eye examinations early detection of ocular diseases such as glaucoma, cataracts, and macular degeneration is possible.
Updated prescriptions can lead to eye fatigue, headaches and eyestrain. During the ages of 40 to 55 years, eyes experience more prescription changes than ever, specifically your near vision. Having a regular eye exam can eliminate this.
What happens during an eye exam?
After evaluating your medical history we can get begin the eye examination. A comprehensive eye exam includes:
- Measuring your visual acuity
- Determining your eye-glass prescription near and at a distance
- Evaluating your eye muscle coordination
- Assessing the front of the eye with a microscope
- Peripheral vison testing
- Glaucoma testing
- Retinal examination
- The best way to perform a retinal exam is with eye dilation. However, we have invested in new technology so that you may not need to have your eyes dilated to have your retina fully assessed. Depending on your risk, you may qualify for an Optomap retinal exam.