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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What is a Comprehensive Eye Exam?
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.
What to Expect During an Eye Exam
Eye exams normally take about an hour and half and the doctors screen your eyes for multiple issues. At the beginning of an eye exam, your eye doctor will ask if you have been experiencing any vision problems. If you currently wear glasses or contact lenses, bring them with you so your doctor can make any changes to your current prescription.
During the eye exam, your eye doctor can perform a number of different tests such as a glaucoma test (this is a simple screening to measure inner eye pressure), a visual acuity test, and a refraction test.
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 critical to maintaining healthy vision. 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.