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Importance of Eye Testing

The Importance of Eye Testing

People generally remember they need to get a physical with their doctor at least once if not twice a year. However, annual eye exams often get missed and patients will let their eyesight go unchecked until it becomes a serious issue. After the age of 40, it is important to stay on top of your eye care, since vision more rapidly deteriorates past that age. At Eye Site in Katy and Houston, TX, we strive to bring our patients the best quality of vision with our thorough eye exams.

Eye and Vision Exams Are Not Hard to Do

Eye exams are very easy to set up and go through. A patient just needs to visit, sit with the appropriate equipment, and wait while our doctor examines the patient’s eyes one at a time. Occasionally, a patient may need his or her eyes dilated for better viewing by the optometrist. Just remember to have help driving home afterward. Examination of the eyes with both distance charts and expert observation can spot early issues developing well before they become serious.

Our vision tests use both a standard wall chart and other tools to properly determine if prescription lenses are needed and how strong they need to be. Eye functioning tests aim to reveal how accurately your eyes recognize things like depth, color, and whether or not they are responding to light properly. It also takes a look at things like peripheral (side) vision, eye muscle strength, and whether your eyes are moving together properly. Eye pressure is also tested and can help to diagnose eye diseases such as glaucoma and macular degeneration.

The diagnostic power of an eye exam does not end with problems with eye health and vision. It can also lend clues to potential problems in a person's general health that can lead to further investigation with their primary care provider. Eye doctors regularly diagnose diabetes and can also identify autoimmune diseases, blood pressure issues, and even cancer.

Schedule an Exam with Us Today

At Eye Site in Katy and Houston, your eye health and general well-being is our top priority. Our team is committed to top quality eye care, as well as how your eyes contribute to your overall health. We believe being proactive with eye exams can make your eye health easier to manage in the long run. Give us a call at (281) 644-2010 in Katy or (713) 984-9144 in Memorial to find out more! Remember, your eyes can’t be replaced, so protect them with regular eye exams. 

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