A comprehensive Eye Exam is so much more than “which is better, one or two.” The vision check, or refraction, is an important part of the exam, but there is a lot more to the eyes than seeing 20/20. An examination starts with the history. You may notice there are a lot of questions to answer and you may even feel some of the questions don’t pertain to your eye exam. However, the eyes are a very important part of your body. Many times there are ocular symptoms that may suggest an overall health concern or that are associated with a medication you are taking. There are many medical conditions that may affect the eyes, conditions like Diabetes, High Blood Pressure, Lupus, and Rheumatoid Arthritis. It is our job as Primary Eyecare Physicians to monitor the health of your eyes as well as your overall well-being.
During the examination, the doctors at Twenty Twenty Eyecare will check the entire visual system using the latest technology. Many conditions such as dry eyes, glaucoma, cataracts, and macular degeneration need to be detected early to prevent or lessen vision loss associated with them. All of these conditions can be diagnosed in a comprehensive eye exam. It is important to have your visual system evaluated yearly to make sure your eyes and body stay healthy.
A question eye doctors are often asked is, “When should my child start seeing the optometrist?” The American Optometric Association recommends children have their first eye exam at about six to eight months of age, then again at two to three years old, and then every year they are in school. Children who struggle in school may have an undiagnosed vision related learning problem. Vision related learning problems such as poor eye teaming can be diagnosed in a comprehensive eye exam. These problems can be treated thus reducing or eliminating struggles in school.