Comprehensive Eye Exams Keep Your Eyes Happy & Healthy
Regular eye exams play an integral role in your eye health and vision. All of our eye exams include testing for glaucoma, cataracts, and other eye issues and diseases. Untreated eye diseases can lead to permanent vision loss, so preventative care and early detection are key.
The blood vessels in your eyes can also tell us a lot about your overall health, and help us catch early signs of high blood pressure, diabetes , and other systemic diseases.
When Was Your Last Eye Exam?
The American Optometric Association recommends that patients between the ages of 18 and 64 visit their optometrist at least every two years. However, most optometrists suggest annual exams, particularly for patients with vision problems.
As we age, our eyes require more care and attention. That is why the American Optometric Association suggest that adults 65 and older see their optometrist at least once per year.
Your optometrist may recommend you visit more frequently, depending on your unique vision and eye health needs.
The Importance of Regular Eye Exams
In our golden years, many of us will develop presbyopia and cataracts, which are a normal part of the aging process but can impede vision. Eye exams allow your optometrist to detect and track these changes, ensure that your prescription is up to date, as well as monitor for any deteriorations in your eye health or vision.
Sudden changes in your vision may indicate that you are developing an eye disease, which can cause permanent vision loss or even blindness if left untreated. Fortunately, your optometric team has the skills, knowledge, and technology to detect even small changes early on, providing management strategies to slow, or even prevent disease-related vision loss.
What to Expect During Your Exam
Before we begin the exam, we will ensure that your medical history is accurate and up to date, and address any questions or concerns you may have.
During your comprehensive exam, we will assess your vision and evaluate the internal and external health of your eyes. This is done using a series of tests. If we detect any problems or abnormalities, we will work with you to develop a comprehensive treatment plan to safeguard your vision and eye health.
Optovue iWellness Exam
All of our comprehensive eye exams include the Optovue iWellness Exam, which uses state-of-the-art optical coherence tomography (OCT) technology to look at the layers your retina, where eye diseases typically form first. The Optovue iWellness Exam allows your optometrist to better search for conditions such as diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma, and age-related macular degeneration.
When was your last eye exam? Schedule your next appointment today.