The American Optometric Association recommends annual or bi-annual eye exams, even if you feel your vision is ideal. This frequency ensures that vision-threatening eye diseases, such as glaucoma and macular degeneration, are detected before they have had the opportunity to impair vision. Many eye diseases develop without any signs or symptoms and will not be noticed until there is vision loss.
The eye exam is broken down into two parts:
1. Diagnostic data collection, which is completed by an Eye Care Technician
2. Vision and eye health evaluation, which is completed by a Doctor of Optometry
The Diagnostic data collection involves non-invasive technology, including:
Dr. Jones will then perform a thorough evaluation that includes:
Dr. Jones may perform additional tests as needed.
When someone needs to wear corrective lenses it is usually because of a common refractive error. There are four types of refractive errors: myopia (nearsightedness), hyperopia (farsightedness), astigmatism, and presbyopia (the result of aging eyes).
We will determine if your vision requires correction during the eye exam. Most refractive errors can be managed successfully with corrective lenses, including eye glasses and contact lenses.
Unfortunately, our eyes are not always the best at telling us when something is wrong. With many eye diseases being asymptomatic, meaning they do not have obvious or painful symptoms, early detection before vision loss is key. Our practice uses some of the most advanced technology available in eye care today.