Everyone Needs Eye Exams!
Many people wait until they have a vision complaint before scheduling an eye exam. However, experts recommend that all patients – regardless of age or health condition – have comprehensive eye exams performed routinely. It doesn’t make a difference if you wear eyeglasses or contact lenses, or enjoy 20/20 vision… Why are eye exams so important?
There are many reasons why regular eye exams performed by a qualified eye doctor are critical for your lasting quality vision. The following Q & A will inform you about the benefits of our expert eye exam in Worcester, MA:
Why do I need routine eye exams?
1. To Check Your Visual Prescription
It is common for vision and eyes to change with age. For both adults and children, aging is associated with the start and/or progression of many typical vision conditions. If you wear eyeglasses or contact lenses, our optometrist may need to adjust your prescription; with kids, these changes often occur quickly. Keep in mind that undetected vision conditions in children can interfere with learning. Only a comprehensive eye exam will verify that your prescription is accurate and up-to-date.
2. To Detect Eye Disease
Using advanced diagnostics, our eye doctor will examine your entire visual system for any signs of abnormality or disease. Many ocular diseases, such as cataracts, macular degeneration, glaucoma and diabetic retinopathy, do not present symptoms during the early stages. Therefore, a detailed eye exam is the only reliable method for diagnosing these conditions before they cause vision loss.
3. To Preserve Your Overall Health
Your eyes provide our optometrist with a way to view your overall body health. Many dangerous conditions, such as hypertension, high cholesterol and diabetes, can influence the health of your eyes. During your eye exam, our eye doctor will be on the lookout for signs of these life-threatening conditions.
What should I expect during my eye exam in Worcester, MA?
At the start of your appointment in our pleasant office, our optometrist will meet with you to discuss your medical history, medications, lifestyle and visual condition. We urge you to come prepared with any questions, and we’ll answer your concerns patiently. A good relationship with each individual patient is the foundation of our leading eye care practice!
Depending upon your individual requirements, the specific procedures that we will perform will vary. In addition to checking your visual acuity, we’ll evaluate visual skills such accommodation (focusing), eye teaming and eye mobility. Using high-tech diagnostic equipment, powerful magnification and specialized testing, we’ll inspect your retina and optic nerve for any problematic signs. We will measure inner eye pressure with a specialized device. At Eyes on Worcester, we ensure that you will benefit from a precise and complete examination of your eyesight and ocular health.
What will happen after my eye exam?
Our optometrist will share and discuss all of the test results with you. If vision correction or treatment is required, we’ll review your options. Working with you – our valued patient – we’ll decide upon the most appropriate treatment plan for your vision condition and personal lifestyle. We focus on providing you with outstanding eye care to give you outstanding vision!