COMPREHENSIVE EYE EXAMS in Mt Pleasant
The key to clear vision is a regular eye exam. At our clinic, we’ll provide you with comprehensive, diagnostic, and functional eye exams that will pinpoint eye problems and allow your optometrist to prescribe the right eyewear and treatments.
We custom-fit our approach to each individual patient to deliver excellent eye care to you and your family.
Keeping Your Eyes Healthy is Our Top Priority
A comprehensive eye exam is so much more than simply determining your prescription for glasses or contact lenses. Our optometric team will also check your eyes for eye diseases, evaluate how your eyes work together as a team, and assess your eyes as an indicator of your overall physical health. It is not uncommon for eye doctors to be the first to detect chronic diseases such as high blood pressure and diabetes during an eye exam.
No matter your age, a thorough eye exam goes a long way towards ensuring that your vision remains clear and your eyes are healthy. Contact Family Vision Care in Mt Pleasant to book your eye exam today.
Preserve Your Vision with Eye Exams
Did you know that sight-robbing eye diseases such as glaucoma, macular degeneration, and diabetic retinopathy have few or no noticeable symptoms in their early stages, when the conditions are most treatable?
During a comprehensive eye exam, your eye doctor can detect early signs of these diseases, and create a treatment plan that will slow their progression.
Eye Exams for Children & Young Adults
Children with undetected vision problems or with eye health may face many barriers in life, whether in school or in sports. Because 80% of all we learn is through vision, the longer a vision problem goes undiagnosed and untreated, the more a child’s brain learns to accommodate any vision issues. Having regular eye exams offers the best opportunity to correct vision issues and help a child succeed.
Why Your Child Needs an Eye Exam
Have you booked an eye exam for your child? Schedule one today! Infants should have an initial eye exam at 6 months of age, another one at the age of 3, and before starting school. Once in school, children should have an eye exam annually, or as recommended by their eye doctor.
The American Optometric Association estimates that 5-10% of preschoolers and 23% of school-aged children have vision problems. The following can increase the risk:
- Premature birth
- A family history of eye conditions
- Previous eye injuries
- Developmental delays
- Medical conditions
- Crossed eyes
Also, keep in mind that children who wear contact lenses and glasses should have an annual eye exam to check if the prescription is still effective.
What to Expect During an Eye Exam
You may be given one or several types of eye exams. To test your visual acuity, your optometrist will ask you to letters from a chart. This Snellen chart test will indicate whether you have 20/20 vision.
You may look through a phoropter, a device with multiple lenses that demonstrates how light focuses on your retina, and determines which magnification of corrective lenses you need.
For diagnostic eye exams, your optometrist will dilate your pupils to see structures inside the eye, such as your optic nerve and retina. They may also use imaging technology to get a clear picture of your eye health.
Vision Exams For Those Over 40
As we get older, we run a higher risk of vision problems. A weakening eye lens causes presbyopia and you may need reading glasses to read printed material. Frequent eye exams are essential for detecting signs of age-related eye conditions, including cataracts and age-related macular degeneration,
If you’re over 40, be sure to schedule an annual eye exam to safeguard your vision for years to come.
In addition to regular yearly eye exams, it is important to be aware of any changes in your eye health and vision. Also know your potential risk factors as well as your family ocular and medical history. Over half of the vision loss worldwide is preventable with proper treatment and care.
Safeguard your vision by booking your eye exam with Family Vision Care in Mt Pleasant today.