The highly qualified licensed optometrists of The EyeDoctors Optometrists provide comprehensive eye exams as part of their eye care services. Annual eye exams are essential in ensuring the health of your eyes and the clarity of your vision. Our doctors can not only help you find the right prescription for your eyeglasses and/or contacts, but also ensure your eyes are healthy.
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Comprehensive eye exams performed by the highly skilled doctors at The EyeDoctors Optometrists evaluate your visual acuity and the complete health of your eyes. Vision tests alone do not paint a clear picture of your overall health, and comprehensive eye exams help detect eye diseases and illnesses like glaucoma and cataracts, and protect the health of your eyes. Eye exams can also help detect early signs of other health problems like diabetes and high blood pressure, based on blood vessels and other structures in the eye. Optometrists recommend that comprehensive eye exams should happen annually.
An eye exam will normally take about an hour and a half to complete. During this time, the eye doctors screen your eyes for multiple issues, such as glaucoma or diabetic retinopathy.
At the beginning of an eye exam, your eye doctor will ask if you have been experiencing any vision problems or have a family history of certain health issues.
Be sure to bring your glasses or contact lenses to your eye exam so your eye doctor can ensure they are providing proper correction for your refractive error.
During the eye exam, your eye doctor can perform several different diagnostic tests such as:
Visual acuity test: a process that determines your ability to read small letters on a standardized chart
Refraction test: a vision acuity test with assistance from prescription lenses
Slit lamp test: a test that occurs when your eyes are dilated and allows your eye doctor to look at the front and inside of your eye
Glaucoma test: a simple screening that occurs when your eyes are dilated, measures the inner eye pressure
How Often Should You Get an Eye Exam?
The optometrists at The EyeDoctors Optometrists recommend comprehensive eye exams at least once every two years for adults over the age of 20. Doctors recommend scheduling an appointment if you experience sudden or rapid vision loss or other troubling vision problem. In addition, adults over the age of 65 are more likely to develop age-related eye disease that can cause significant vision loss. For this reason, The EyeDoctors Optometrists recommends that these patients have a comprehensive eye exam once a year.
Comprehensive eye exams are an important part of your overall eye health. These important screenings allow the experienced eye doctors at The EyeDoctors Optometrists to detect more serious issues before they cause additional vision problems.
Scheduling an eye exam appointment with The EyeDoctors Optometrists can help diagnose and treat potential eye conditions before vision loss occurs. The doctors at The EyeDoctors Optometrists can help diagnose and treat eye conditions as well as determine prescriptions for contact lenses and glasses. Schedule an appointment for a comprehensive eye exam today.
There are several factors that can determine the cost of the exam such as your insurance coverage, the state and/or region in which you live, or in the case of an eye exam. For more information, contact your local provider or research what is covered by your insurance.
Medicaid may cover a comprehensive eye exam, depending on the state and a patient’s Medicaid coverage. Medicare covers medically necessary eye exams, such as diabetic eye exams. The EyeDoctors Optometrists recommends that patients research their Medicaid and Medicare coverage or contact their local provider for more information.
Dilation impairs eyesight by preventing the eyes from adjusting to bright light. Patients should decide whether to drive based on the effects experienced from pupil dilation and the driving conditions present after an exam. The EyeDoctors Optometrists recommends that patients arrange for someone to drive them home or bring a pair of sunglasses to their appointment.
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