A comprehensive eye exam is an important part of preventative health care. Regular eye exams are an invaluable tool in maintaining healthy eyes by detecting and preventing disease in both adults and children. Comprehensive eye exams can detect eye diseases and disorders such as glaucoma, cataracts, retinal detachments, macular degeneration, as well as other systemic health problems such as diabetes and high blood pressure. Some diseases develop slowly without causing pain or vision loss. Early detection of any problems can reduce the risk of further harm and allow for a choice of treatment options.
Part of your exam includes the following procedures: patient background and history, visual acuity to evaluate how clearly you see, a refraction to determine the need for an eyeglass prescription, slit lamp examination which allows the doctor to view the health of the inside and outside parts of the eye and eyelids in detail, tonometry which measures the pressure inside your eye to detect glaucoma, and dilation which allows the doctor to view the inside of the eye for any eye diseases.
At Clermont Family Eyecare, we provide comprehensive eye exams to patients of all ages. When our patients leave our practice, they walk away having received the most thorough eye exam ever. The initial appointment usually lasts about 45 minutes so that we can gain the full scope of your history and vision.
Children should be evaluated closely to ensure proper vision development. Many children will not complain of vision problems or blurry vision because they do not know what “normal” vision looks like. It is important to have your child’s vision evaluated if the child performs poorly in school, complain of headaches, or struggles with homework. Vision is closely linked to the learning process. Regular eye examinations are important to see clearly, learn easily, and preserve visual health for life.
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