Can you remember the last time you saw your eye doctor? Keeping up with
routine eye exams is an important part of your overall preventative health
care. Just as you would see your primary care physician for a regular
checkup, you should schedule annual eye exams with your eye doctor.
Annual eye exams are an important element of your preventative health care.
A comprehensive eye exam in which your eyes are dilated is the most effective
method for diagnosing unhealthy eyes and eye conditions. Some eye conditions
such as glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy and macular degeneration may have
no symptoms, and can only be detected in an eye exam. When detected early,
these many eye conditions can be treated, which may in fact save your vision.
What to expect from your comprehensive eye exam
During a comprehensive eye exam, your eye doctor will run a series of tests
to look for signs of eye disease and/or vision impairment. What your doctor
finds during your exam will help guide the exam and may call for supplemental
tests. A comprehensive exam may include procedures including (but not
- Measurements of visual activity
- Tests of specific vision functions
- Eye health evaluation
- Refraction tests
- Eye focusing, eye teaming and eye movement testing
Depending on the findings of your exam, your doctor will provide recommendations
for treatment and/or vision correction. Recommendations may include contact
lenses, prescription glasses or and
LASIK eye surgery.
Before you see your eye doctor, be sure you know your family eye health
history. Some eye conditions are hereditary, and just as your doctor should
know of any family history of heart disease, diabetes or cancer, your
eye doctor should know of any family history of eye conditions or eye
disease. Knowing your family eye health history and informing your eye
doctor of any family history of eye conditions will help determine if
you may be at a higher risk of developing these conditions.
Schedule your eye exam today
Is it time for you to have your eyes checked? Contact the Dallas, Plano
and Arlington vision experts at the
Key-Whitman Eye Center to schedule your comprehensive eye exam today!