Most of your daily activities and responsibilities depend on your ability to see. Good eye health and vision allow you to participate in activities like driving, computer work, reading and sports – not to mention enjoying the beauty of the sunset or a loved one’s smile.
For all of these reasons, your eyes deserve the same care and attention as the rest of your body with regular health check ups.
The purpose of a comprehensive eye exam is to evaluate your visual acuity, eye health and eye function. To do this, our optometrist will ask you about your medical history, examine the appearance of your eyes and their internal structures, and test your visual acuity using a variety of tests.
Visual Acuity – You will first be asked to read an eye chart. If this reveals a visual acuity problem, the optometrist will then perform a refraction test. A phoropter shines light into the eyes through a series of lenses to determine the patient’s corrective lens prescription.
Eye Function – Our optometrist uses various tests to evaluate the function of your eyes, screening for colorblindness, testing binocular vision and assessing depth perception.
Slit Lamp Exam – With a slit lamp, our optometrist can view your eyes (their internal and external structures) under magnification to reveal any abnormalities.
Tonometry – This test uses a tonometer to measure the pressure inside your eye to detect early signs of glaucoma.
Most people assume that if they can see fine (they have no visual acuity problems), then they do not need to visit the eye doctor. The American Optometric Association, however, recommends that all healthy adults have a comprehensive eye exam at least once per year and that children visit the optometrist before beginning each new school year.
When it comes to eye conditions and diseases, early detection and action often means the difference between effective and ineffective treatment. Annual, comprehensive eye exams do more than measure visual acuity. They ensure the early detection and treatment of certain irreversible eye diseases, like glaucoma, in adults and the detection and treatment of common, reversible childhood eye conditions, such as amblyopia (lazy eye) and strabismus (crossed eyes).
At Innovision Family Eyecare, our experienced optometrist is trained and equipped to provide comprehensive eye care to your entire family. Our friendly team looks forward to welcoming both new and current patients to our office.