Routine eye health exams are important, regardless of your age or physical health. During a comprehensive eye exam, our eye doctors do much more than just determine your prescription for eyeglasses or contact lenses. They will also check your eyes for common eye diseases, assess how your eyes work together as a team, and evaluate your eyes as an indicator of your overall health.
Remember Your Annual Eye Health Exams
We are here to help, with regular exams, diagnosing, and treating serious eye conditions, and assessing your overall health, and how it affects your eyes.
Comprehensive Eye & Vision Examination
Periodic eye and vision examinations are an important part of preventive health care. Many eye and vision problems have no obvious signs or symptoms. As a result, individuals are often unaware that problems exist. Early diagnosis and treatment of eye and vision problems are important for maintaining good vision and eye health, and when possible, preventing vision loss.
Common Eye Symptoms
The American Optometric Association provides doctor-reviewed, doctor-approved information about the most common eye conditions. Find out more below. If you are having vision or eye problems, see an AOA-member optometrist today.
- Dry Eye
- Diabetic Retinopathy
- Macular Degeneration
- Ocular Hypertension
Glaucoma Testing & Tonometry
Measurement of pressure within the eye (tonometry) is performed. Normal eye pressures range from 10 – 21 millimeters of mercury (mm Hg), averaging about 14 – 16 mm Hg. Anyone with eye pressure greater than 22 mm Hg is at an increased risk of developing glaucoma, although many people with normal pressure also develop glaucoma.
Is a vision condition that causes blurred vision due either to the irregular shape of the cornea, the clear front cover of the eye, or sometimes the curvature of the lens inside the eye. An irregular-shaped cornea or lens prevents light from focusing properly on the retina, the light-sensitive surface at the back of the eye. As a result, vision becomes blurred at any distance.
Conjunctivitis is an inflammation or infection of the conjunctiva, the thin transparent layer of tissue that lines the inner surface of the eyelid and covers the white part of the eye. Conjunctivitis often called “pink eye,” is a common eye disease, especially in children. It may affect one or both eyes. Some forms of conjunctivitis can be highly contagious and easily spread in schools and at home. While conjunctivitis is usually a minor eye infection, sometimes it can develop into a more serious problem.
Children’s Vision Care
Eye exams by optometrists are recognized by the Affordable Care Act as essential. They assure visual health and support a child’s ability to learn and develop socially. Delay in eye exams may result in permanent vision loss and disability.
Healthy eyes and good vision play a critical role in how infants and children learn to see. Eye and vision problems in infants can cause developmental delays. It is important to detect any problems early to ensure babies have the opportunity to develop the visual abilities they need to grow and learn. Parents play an important role in helping to assure their child’s eyes and vision can develop properly.
Steps parents should take include:
- Watching for signs of eye and vision problems.
- Seeking professional eye care starting with the first comprehensive vision assessment at about six months.
- Helping their child develop their vision by engaging in age-appropriate activities.