Undergoing routine eye exams not only significantly reduce your risk of developing eye and vision conditions, but they can also even prevent or restore vision loss. At Advanced Vision & Achievement Center in Phoenix, highly skilled optometrists Neha Amin, OD, FAAO, and Mary Hardy, OD, offer comprehensive eye exams to help you maintain optimal eye health. For more information or to schedule an eye exam, call Advanced Vision & Achievement Center or book an appointment online.
The American Optometric Association recommends healthy adults get yearly or bi-yearly eye exams. These routine exams do more than evaluate your eyesight. They also check the health of your eye, your eye coordination, and your eye pressure.
In most cases, conditions affecting your eyes don’t have obvious signs or symptoms until they become serious. Routine eye exams can help Dr. Amin or Dr. Hardy diagnose eye and vision conditions early to prevent vision loss.
Your eye exam will include a consultation and testing to examine the health and functioning of your eyes.
During your consultation, Dr. Amin or Dr. Hardy will discuss any concerns or symptoms you may have related to your eye health. They will also so look at your family history and review any vision conditions you may have experienced in the past.
To evaluate the overall health of your eyes, your doctor will visually inspect your eyes and eyelids using a bright light and magnification. To look at the internal structures of your eyes, they might also dilate your pupils. Additional tests might include a tonometry test to measure eye pressure and look for signs of glaucoma.
The eye function portion of your exam will usually include tests that evaluate your depth perception, eye muscle capabilities, peripheral and color vision, and your responsiveness to light. Dr. Amin or Dr. Hardy will also check to see if your eyes are focusing and working together properly.
All of these tests will help your doctor determine the overall health of your eyes and give them direction if they need to recommend corrective lenses, eye exercises, or other eye treatments.
If your vision is impaired, Dr. Amin or Dr. Hardy might recommend a variety of treatments to correct your vision, such as contacts lenses, prescription glasses, or orthokeratology. Orthokeratology is a nonsurgical technique that reshapes your cornea to correct your vision.
Other eye conditions, such as glaucoma, may require regular management through medications or surgery.
For more information on protecting your eyes through routine eye exams, call Advanced Vision & Achievement Center or schedule an appointment online today.