Comprehensive Eye Exam, Coral Terrace, FL
Comprehensive eye exams are critical to maintaining not just your eye health but your overall health as well.
If you wear eyeglasses or contact lenses to see clearly, then you need regular eye exams to assess changes to your prescription. However, a comprehensive eye exam involves more than just a vision test. Your eyes provide a glimpse into your overall health and may reveal early signs of medical conditions, such as hypertension and diabetes.
Although vision screening tests can identify vision problems in children and adults, they cannot provide the same results as comprehensive eye exams. Our doctors offer comprehensive eye exams to patients in Coral Terrace, FL, and other regions to evaluate your visual acuity, how well your eyes work together, and your eye health.
How Often Do I Need an Eye Exam?
According to the American Optometric Association (AOA), you should see us at least once a year if you wear eyeglasses or contact lenses. Even if you have 20/20 vision, we recommend you visit us on an annual basis. Some eye diseases show no symptoms in the early stages and only a qualified optometrist will be able to detect these conditions during an exam.
You may need to visit our office more frequently if you have diabetes, high blood pressure, or other health conditions which can impact your eye health and vision.
Your doctor at Coral Gables Eye Care will recommend the ideal eye exam frequency based on your vision and eye care needs.
What Can I Expect During My Eye Exam?
At Coral Gables Eye Care, our patients from Coral Terrace, FL, and other areas can expect personalized eye care in a friendly, comfortable setting. You will receive an explanation of each test during your appointment. Using the latest technology, we ensure accurate diagnoses and the highest quality care for our comprehensive eye exams. One technology we use is the Optomap retinal exam, which provides a high-resolution digital image of your retina.
Your doctor at Coral Gables Eye Care will ask about any vision or eye health issues you may be experiencing, your overall health, your current medications, and any work-related or environmental factors which could impact your vision and eye health. They will also want to know whether your family has a history of eye diseases, as some eye diseases can be hereditary.
Your doctor will also measure your visual acuity, or sharpness of vision, at 20 feet using the Snellen chart.
The refraction determines the prescription strength you need to correct any refractive errors, such as nearsightedness, farsightedness, or astigmatism.
Eye Focusing, Teaming, and Alignment Testing
To see clearly, your eyes need to be able to focus properly and work well together. During your exam, our doctor will check how well your eyes focus and work together as a team. They will then suggest treatment for any problems that hinder your ability to effectively focus or use both eyes together.
Eye Health Evaluation
Using a range of instruments, such as a microscope and other advanced technologies, your eye doctor will assess your eye health.
Your optometrist may dilate your eyes to closely examine your eyes’ internal structures. They will also check the pressure in your eyes and look for signs of eye diseases and systemic diseases that you may be unaware of.
All tests performed during the exam are painless, and we will clearly explain each test before conducting them. The exam involves a series of tests to detect eye issues like cataracts, glaucoma, macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, keratoconus, binocular vision dysfunction, and more. Your comprehensive eye exam will also include checking your vision at different distances and determining if you need eyeglasses or contact lenses to see clearly.
At the end of your exam, your doctor will provide you with a prescription for eyeglasses or contact lenses if necessary. They will also recommend a treatment plan for any vision or eye health issues found during the exam.
Schedule Your Comprehensive Eye Exam
We look forward to meeting you and helping you see more comfortably and clearly. Contact us today to schedule your comprehensive eye exam. Call our office in Coral Gables, FL, at 305-444-8331 or our office in Palmetto Bay, FL, at 305-253-2525, or schedule an appointment online.