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At Weeden Eye Clinic and Corinth Eye Clinic, we provide comprehensive, primary eye care for the whole family. Preventative and routine eye exams are important to maintaining good eye health.
Eye and vision problems often do not have obvious symptoms or signs but are easily diagnosed by a licensed optometrist. By diagnosing eye and vision conditions early on, our optometrist can provide treatment options and, in many cases, prevent vision loss. Our doctors recommend yearly eye exams to carefully monitor your vision and eye health.
During an eye exam, one of our optometrists will check your eyes for any issues and determine the appropriate course of treatment. Here’s what you can expect during an eye exam and the benefits of getting regular eye exams.
What can I expect during an eye and vision exam?
The following tests will be conducted during an eye and vision exam. Your eye doctor may also choose to conduct additional testing, depending on your eye health and visual needs.
Your eye doctor will ask about your medical history and any vision or eye problems you have experienced. They may also ask about your family’s medical history, as certain eye conditions can be hereditary.
Visual acuity test
This test measures how well you can see letters or symbols from a distance. You will be asked to read from an eye chart, which is usually displayed on a wall.
This test determines your eyeglass or contact lens prescription. The eye doctor will ask you to look through a machine called a phoropter, which has a series of lenses that you can switch between to determine the best prescription for your eyes.
Eye muscle test
This test checks the movement and coordination of your eye muscles to identify any abnormal or restricted eye movements. The eye doctor will ask you to follow a moving object with your eyes.
The eye doctor may dilate your pupils (enlarge the black center of your eye) to get a better view of the inside of your eye. Dilation allows the eye doctor to see the retina, optic nerve, and other structures in the back of the eye. Your vision may be blurry for a few hours after dilation.
Eye pressure test
The eye doctor will measure the amount of pressure inside your eye. High intraocular pressure can lead to an increased risk of developing glaucoma, and there are no obvious symptoms to know if you have high intraocular pressure. The only way to know if you have high eye pressure is through a comprehensive eye exam.
Eye health evaluation
The eye doctor will examine the front and back of your eyes for any issues, such as cataracts, age-related macular degeneration, or signs of diabetes. They may also use a special light to check the health of the blood vessels in the back of your eye.
What are the benefits of getting regular eye and vision exams?
There are numerous benefits to having regular eye and vision exams. Here are just a few:
Early detection and treatment of eye conditions
By catching eye conditions early on, you can start treatment before the condition progresses and causes more significant vision loss. At Corinth Eye Clinic, we have the latest technology and techniques to accurately diagnose and treat a variety of eye conditions.
Correcting vision problems with eyeglasses or contact lenses will significantly improve your overall quality of life by allowing you to see more clearly. Our optometrists will work with you to find the best solution for your specific visual and eye health needs.
Poor vision can increase the risk of accidents, especially when driving or performing tasks that require fine visual acuity. By correcting vision problems, you can improve your safety and reduce the risk of accidents.
Even if you feel your vision is fine, your comprehensive eye exam can identify issues of which you may not be aware. This can help you and your healthcare provider address and manage these conditions, leading to better overall health.
Many systemic issues such as diabetes and high blood pressure can be detected during an eye exam. Through an eye exam, doctors of optometry can identify early warning signs and manifestations of more than 270 systemic and chronic diseases including diabetes, high blood pressure, autoimmune diseases, and cancers. In fact, getting a comprehensive eye exam is the only way to visualize the blood vessels behind the eye for issues without an x-ray, CT scan, or invasive surgery.
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