The American Optometric Association (AOA) – one of the foremost authorities in eye care in America – recommends that healthy adults have exams every year (even if you feel your vision is fine).
This short appointment allows us to monitor your eye health, update your prescription (if needed), and screen for developing eye diseases.
Your eyes won’t tell you when something is wrong… until it’s too late. In fact, most eye diseases present zero noticeable symptoms during the initial stages of their growth. But, when we work together as a patient/doctor team, we can reduce the chance of vision loss due to disease by as much as 95%!
The eye exam is our first, best, and only defense against eye disease and vision loss. Make yours part of your annual routine!
Diagnostic tests – The first part of our eye exam is the completion of several non-invasive and pain-free diagnostic tests. These will be completed with the assistance of an optometric technician. They include:
The health of your eyes is a story that’s told by more than the numbers and lines plotted on a graph. How well they function as a team (eye teaming), work in tandem to provide sight (binocular vision), and how much they actually move (eye mobility) are all important indicators of health.
We also look for physical signs of distress, such as conjunctivitis, and ocular diseases (such as glaucoma, macular degeneration, cataracts, and systemic diseases associated with eye health).
If it’s been more than a couple of years since your last eye exam, we encourage you to make an appointment and come visit us!
During your eye exam we will: