Routine vision and eye examinations are as important to your eyesight as routine physical examinations are to your overall health. At Eye Site, your optometrists in Katy and Houston know that protecting your precious eyesight is vital and they recommend annual eye exams for you and your family members.
Eye Examination Benefits
It is easy to overlook, or even worse, dismiss symptoms of a vision problem. Untreated eye diseases or disorders are likely to worsen and could result in fewer treatment options or even loss of vision if the condition progresses. Some benefits that regular eye examinations offer include the following:
- Detection of health or vision problems before you experience symptoms. Both diabetes and glaucoma are frequently first discovered during an eye examination.
- Addressing safety concerns. Whether you’re behind the wheel, spending long hours in front of a digital screen, playing vigorous sports or enjoying more laid-back pastimes, your vision must be accurate, clear and protected.
- Providing preventive care. Children often can’t tell us they have a problem seeing and older folks may explain away vision problems as ‘aging’. Your optometrist performs tests that detect vision problems and will work with you to correct any problems they discover.
What Is a Comprehensive Eye Examination?
In addition to visual acuity testing, refraction, and ocular motility testing, your peripheral vision, eye muscles, and color vision will be tested during an exam. Tonometry will be used to measure your eye pressure. Your optometrist will examine your eye and all its structures including the eyeball, eyelids, cornea, lens, and sclera. Your doctor may dilate your pupils to examine your internal eye structures.
An important part of this examination is discussing your personal health history and the medications you take. Pertinent family history will be discussed as well. Conditions such as diabetes and glaucoma are just two examples of diseases that tend to ‘run in the family’.
When your examination is complete, your eye doctor will discuss their findings with you and develop a treatment plan for any problems they have detected. They may prescribe eyeglasses, protective eyewear, medication or other therapy.
When to Have an Eye Examination
Yearly or bi-yearly, depending upon any risk factors you may have. You should call for an appointment immediately if you experience any of the following:
- Eye Pain
- Headaches due to computer work
- Light sensitivity
- Blurred vision
Optometry Care in Texas
If it has been more than a year since your last eye exam, or if you are experiencing any of the above symptoms, call Eye Site for an appointment today. When it comes to your vision don’t take any chances. Call our optometrists at our clinic in Katy at (281) 644-2010 or our Houston clinic at (713) 984-9144.