Have you ever wondered what those numbers on your eyeglass prescription actually mean? Although reading an eye chart is a fairly simple test, it provides a very accurate way to measure your visual ...View Article
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Comprehensive eye exams are necessary to keep your eyes healthy and your vision on par. Eye exams do not just measure a person's vision. They also help to uncover abnormalities within the structure of the eye itself. Glaucoma, cataracts and refractive errors can all be discovered during a thorough and complete eye exam. An optometrist can also discuss options that will not only improve your eye health, but also reduce the risk of jeopardizing your vision. Yearly visits to your eye doctor are the most beneficial ways of protecting your eyes and improving your vision.
A comprehensive eye exam includes several different elements. First, our optometrist will find out whether you are experiencing any vision problems or issues with your eyes. The next step is checking your vision to determine if any refractive errors are present. This will determine if you are farsighted, nearsighted or have a stigmatism that affects how well you see at a specific distance. Once your level of vision has been determined, our doctor will discuss what options are available to you to correct any problems you may be experiencing.
A complete eye exam will also include diagnostic procedures that check for illnesses such as macular degeneration, cataracts and glaucoma. Most procedures do not require you to wear protective eye wear or cause your vision to be impaired in any way. They will, however, show the optometrist subtle changes within the eye itself that can indicate the possibility of future problems. By finding these problems in their earliest stages, the doctor will be able to keep a close eye on how quickly they progress.
Having your eyes examined on a regular basis helps to monitor any changes in the eye as well as your vision. Changes in vision can be corrected, by adjusting the strength of your prescription and ordering new lenses. Our optometrist can also educate you on things you can do throughout the year to protect your eyes from injury. By following these suggestions, you can help maintain good eye health and keep your vision from getting increasingly worse. A thorough eye exam will also provide insight as to how to slow down the progression of serious illnesses that affect the eyes. If a problem is discovered, it can be treated quickly and efficiently to prevent any degree of vision loss.
At OptimumEYES, our staff of highly trained, eye care professionals will take great care in providing you with the most complete and comprehensive eye exam possible. Your vision is important and with our proven diagnostic procedures and thorough examination process we will help you keep your eyes healthy and your vision as accurate as possible. Call the professionals at OptimumEYES today at (703) 687-4719! You can also visit our website to get a firsthand view of our entire list of services.