Comprehensive Eye Exams Protect Your Vision and Health
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Routine comprehensive eye examinations are an important part of proactive healthcare. Much more than checking visionxq, they can be the key to the early detection and treatment of emerging vision problems, eye diseases and a number of health-related issues. You can safeguard your sight and monitor for problems in one convenient eye exam.
What is a Comprehensive Eye Exam?
Dr. Beegle will begin by discussing any symptoms you are experiencing, your medications, work and recreational environments, overall health, family history, and previous eye or vision conditions.
A variety of tests are performed to assess the internal and external parts of the eye in detail. The inner pressure, conjunctiva, iris, lens, cornea, retina, and the optic nerve, are all examined for signs of both normal changes and detecting pathology such as conjunctivitis, cataracts, macular degeneration or retinal detachment.
Routine eye exams ensure you always have the clearest vision possible. Time and other factors affect our eyes and sight. Gradual changes are hard to notice, so routine vision evaluations can help alleviate eye strain before it escalates.
A vision acuity test is part of a comprehensive eye exam that diagnoses refractive errors, when the shape of the eye does not bend light correctly to achieve a clear image. Common refractive errors are myopia (nearsightedness), hyperopia (farsightedness), presbyopia (loss of near vision with age), and astigmatism.
Using the advanced technology of Clarifye, our optometrists can determine your exact prescription quickly and accurately. Corrective lenses or contact lenses may be prescribed to address a refractive error. Or laser eye surgery might be an option to achieve your optimal clarity of vision. We will discuss what treatment is best for your vision needs and lifestyle.
Eye Function Testing
A set of tests are performed to evaluate the health and function of your eyes. Depth perception, responsiveness to light, color and peripheral vision are checked, along with eye coordination – how well the eyes work together as a team.
Poor eye coordination can cause eye fatigue, dizziness, double vision, headaches, and difficulty reading. Underlying conditions can affect more than vision clarity but also comprehension and retention of information.
Children experiencing poor eye coordination typically do not report symptoms, but there are signs such as avoiding reading or engaging in sports. Eye examinations at six months old, and again at age 3 years, are recommended in order to check for eye coordination problems that can hinder normal learning development.
Eye Diseases and Conditions
Many eye conditions and diseases do not show early signs. So it is important to not wait for symptoms before scheduling your next eye exam. Early diagnosis of common eye diseases can help delay and even prevent vision loss.
Dr. Beegle can diagnose, treat and manage eye conditions and diseases that affect your sight, health and quality of life, including:
Age-Related Macular Degeneration
Damage to the macula resulting in loss of the central field of vision
Clouding of the lens creates blurred vision
Eye pressure damaging the optic nerve, risking vision loss
An age-related gradual thickening and loss of flexibility of the proteins and surrounding muscle fibers of the natural lens, affecting the ability to focus on objects up close
Damage to the blood vessels in the tissue of the retina, capable of producing floaters, blurry or dark areas of vision, and/or difficulty perceiving colors, in some cases blindness
Dry Eye Syndrome
Tears aren’t able to provide adequate moisture, causing discomfort, irritation, sensitivity and/or difficulty seeing clearly
Irritation to the eyes and/or eyelids that can cause redness, itching, a burning sensation, excessive tearing, blurred vision, swollen eyelids, and/or sensitivity to light
Other Health Issues Eye Exams Can Detect
Eye exams can also reveal warning signs of serious non-ocular health problems including diabetes, high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, and other autoimmune diseases, brain tumors and certain types of cancers.
Invest in your future sight and keep a pulse on your health by scheduling your next comprehensive eye exam with William F. Beegle Optometry at 732-460-1001 or make an appointment online.