In order to maintain our ocular health, we require periodic examinations from optometrists to prevent, detect, and treat diseases and complications, including those involving motor visual and cognitive deficits.
Eye exams are important for checking vision and assessing overall eye health. These include routine vision exams as well as more extensive testing. Eye assessments are critical for:
Contact an optometrist if you experience any of the following signs; particularly those following trauma to the head or orbital region. If you are experiencing pain or discomfort, refrain from wearing contact lenses until you have been examined by an optometrist.
Treatments vary depending on complications, the health and medical history of the patient, and how early the condition is detected. Different interventions include:
Eye examinations include simple tests to assess general vision, as well as more comprehensive examinations for overall eye health. Depending on how extensive the testing an exam can take up to 90 minutes. Exams for the young and healthy are generally shorter in duration and should average under 30 minutes. Many experts recommend that children have a comprehensive examination before beginning grade school, followed by subsequent annual testing. Common tests include:
In addition to standard assessments for visual acuity, the following groups require more extensive testing. These include:
Speak with your optometrist to determine how often to schedule comprehensive testing.
In order to maintain a lifetime of vision and ocular health, there are no substitutes for eye examinations to assess all aspects of ocular health, and to monitor for visual motor and neurological deficits, and ocular disease. Contact us today to find out more about vision testing.