COMPREHENSIVE EYE EXAMS at Professional VisionCare
Our Lewis Center eye care team is proud to offer comprehensive eye exams, using the latest cutting-edge optometric technology. We treat all our patients like family, getting to know each and every one so that we can craft a customized eye care plan based on their particular needs.
Expect the highest quality service thanks to our unparalleled patient-first approach.
Keeping An Eye On Your Vision and Eye Health
At Professional VisionCare, we go above and beyond simply updating your glasses or contact lens prescription. Our team of eye doctors will use the latest diagnostic techniques and technologies to check for eye diseases and evaluate the function of your visual system as a whole.
We will also look for signs of systemic conditions such as diabetes or high blood pressure, since the eyes are often the first place that these indicators can be detected.
No matter your age, eye exams are an essential and effective way to ensure your long-term vision and eye health. Contact Professional VisionCare to book your eye exam today.
Timely Eye Exams Can Save Your Vision
Eye exams are a critical part of early detection and treatment of eye diseases such as glaucoma, macular degeneration, cataracts, or diabetic retinopathy. These conditions show few if any symptoms until they've already begun to do damage to your vision and eye health. In these cases, the earlier these conditions can be treated, the more likely your eye doctor will be successful at halting or slowing down the disease and saving your eyesight.
During a comprehensive eye examination, your eye doctor will be looking for initial signs of these diseases.
How Often Do Kids and Young Adults Need to Have Eye Exams?
Children should begin having eye exams when they're about 6 months old. The first few eye exams, recommended at 6 months and 3 years, are essential for ensuring that your child's eyes and visual skills are developing properly. If your Lewis Center eye doctor doesn't detect any developmental issues, it's usually alright to wait until right before your child starts school, around 5 years old, for their next eye exam.
Once they begin school, however, they should have an eye exam at least once a year to check their visual acuity and visual skills such as convergence/divergence, visual focus and tracking, and visual processing. All of these are essential for success in the classroom and in extracurricular activities as your child grows. Undiagnosed and untreated issues with your child's vision can cause your child to have an especially hard time at school, and may sour their relationship with learning for many years.
Your child should have an eye exam every school year, at least until they are done with high school.
Give your child the best chance at success by keeping up with their yearly eye exams.
What Happens During An Eye Exam With Professional VisionCare?
Our eye doctors at Professional VisionCare will do a thorough check of your vision to make sure your glasses or contact lenses are still providing you with your clearest vision.
You'll be asked to read from a basic eye chart, which tests your eyesight at various distances. We'll also check carefully for conditions such as astigmatism, nearsightedness, and farsightedness, which can severely harm the clarity of your vision. This procedure involves having you look through a series of lenses, and you'll need to give feedback on which ones give the clearest vision. With the aid of a retinoscope, we'll measure how light focuses on your retina with each of the different lenses.
These tests, among others, provide us with the information needed to check your eye health and issue an accurate prescription.
Vision Exams For Those Over 40
Just like the rest of our bodies, our eyes begin to weaken as we age. There are a number of common age-related eye conditions such as presbyopia, cataracts, and age-related macular degeneration that can begin to affect your vision and your daily life. While some of these conditions are more of an inconvenience, others could lead to vision loss and dependency.
In addition to regular yearly eye exams, it is important to be aware of any changes in your eye health and vision. Also know your potential risk factors as well as your family ocular and medical history. Over half of the vision loss worldwide is preventable with proper treatment and care.
Safeguard your vision by booking your eye exam with Professional VisionCare today.