We Keep Our Eyes on the Prize
The prize being: your vision! A comprehensive eye exam is more than just a routine eye appointment; it’s a tool that helps to safeguard your vision and eye health. Our goal is to provide you with excellent vision care, safeguard your ocular health, and provide you with clear vision.
During your eye exam, your optimist will go over your medical history, address any concerns you may have, and conduct a variety of tests to assess if your eyes are in tip-top shape. We’ll also monitor for risks or warning signs that could indicate eye disease or other serious conditions.
Untreated eye disease can cause permanent vision loss and blindness, so it’s important to have your eyes examined regularly. If eye diseases and other conditions are diagnosed early, we can work to minimize or avoid vision loss.
With that said, when was your last eye exam? Book your next appointment today.
Diagnostic Testing & Your Eyes
Every eyeball is different and unique! At Eye Rx, we perform a variety of diagnostic testing, including tests for:
- Color Blindness: This test is typically only performed during your first exam with us, and is used to determine if you have color blindness.
- Visual Acuity: This test allows our team to check the sharpness of your vision, both close up and far away.
- Ocular Mobility: This test allows us to track how well your eyes move.
- Visual Field: This test measures the size of your field of vision and helps us determine how good your peripheral vision is.
- Auto-Refraction: We may use an auto-refractor to help us determine a good starting point for your refraction test.
- Refraction: During this test, we’ll use a phoropter to determine your eyeglasses prescription. This test involves having you look at an image while we ask you which lens provides you with clearer vision.
- Depth Perception: This exam allows us to determine how well you can perceive 3-dimensional objects.
- Eye Pressure: Elevated eye pressure may be a sign of glaucoma, so it is important for us to track any increase in your internal eye pressure.
Additionally, we’ll conduct a slit lamp exam, which allows your optometrist to look at the cornea, iris, and lens in your eye and evaluate your retina and optic nerve. This test is important because it allows us to look for signs of cataracts, diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma, and macular degeneration.
How Often Should I Have an Eye Exam?
Adults: The American Optometric Association suggests that adults between the ages of 18 and 64 who do not have vision problems, and are unlikely to develop any, visit their optometrist at least once every 2 years.
Seniors: The American Optometric Association recommends that patients over the age of 65 visit their optometrist annually, even if they are not currently experiencing problems with their vision.
Depending on your unique vision needs your optometrist may suggest you visit more frequently.