A comprehensive eye exam is important for maintaining good eye health. Often vision issues don’t have obvious symptoms, but can be easily diagnosed by your trust optometrist. Many health conditions such as high blood pressure, diabetes, high cholesterol, and multiple sclerosis can be detected by examining the eyes. An early diagnosis during an exam can restore or prevent vision loss in many cases.
We use the most advanced diagnostic equipment to assure you of a thorough vision exam. An annual eye exam is recommended to monitor the health of your eyes. Optometrists at SPECS will check for changes in your vision, look at your overall eye health, and more during your exam. It is our goal to help you maintain and improve your vision.
During your eye exam, we’ll ask you questions about any symptoms you might be experiencing, any medications you might be taking, blurry vision, and your overall health. We’ll also ask you about your family history. Then we will measure the sight in each eye using the wall and reading eye charts. 20/20 vision is the standard for normal vision regarding distance and reading. Your eye exam will also include tests to check your depth perception, color vision, eye muscle capabilities, peripheral vision, and responsiveness to light. The results of your exam will determine if you’ll need a prescription for corrective lenses or contacts.
Some eye exams include eye dilation. During dilation, your pupils open and we’re able to visually inspect the eye using magnification and bright light. We’re also an exclusive provider of the Optos Optomap Retinal Exam which allows us to see the majority of the retina without dilation. We’re looking for increases in your eye pressure that could be warning signs of glaucoma. We’re also looking for signs of diabetes, tumors, retinal detachment, high blood pressure, macular degeneration, and more.