Annual Eye Exams
An eye exam is an important part of proactive vision care, regardless of whether you wear glasses or contact lenses. At Central Nassau Optical, our eye doctor uses the latest technology to evaluate your vision health and detect potential problems that could compromise your vision in the future. It’s especially important to get an eye exam as you age if you’re at risk for conditions such as cataracts, macular degeneration, and glaucoma. These conditions require prompt care in order to prevent or lessen vision loss.
Eye Care Check-Up Important Even If You Do Not Wear Glasses
You may need to have your prescription adjusted if you haven’t been to an eye doctor in more than a year and wear glasses or contact lenses for vision correction. Even if you don’t wear glasses or contact lenses, you may benefit from an eye exam. Getting an eye exam may be necessary if you: (1) hold books, newspapers, or magazines farther away from your face to read the text; or (2) squint or close one eye to read these materials more clearly. When these changes occur gradually, it can be difficult to tell if you are squinting to read material or holding books/notes closer than usual. If you are experiencing headaches, eye strain, double vision, or difficulty seeing at night, then these are all signs that you need an eye exam. Finally, if your eyes are red, dry, or itchy, or you are seeing spots or flashes of color, then you should also schedule an eye exam.
If it’s been a while since your last eye care check-up, then you may be wondering what to expect. The good news is that routine eye exams are simple, painless, and straightforward. First, our eye doctor will ask you to read a standard eye chart that is placed 20 feet away. You will be asked to identify the letters along the lines of increasingly smaller sizes until the letters can no longer be identified. Having 20/20 vision means that you can read the fourth line from the bottom without any vision assistance. The next step is to determine how well your eyes work together. This is known as binocular coordination. Our eye doctor will also test your peripheral vision. Last but not least, our eye doctor will check for glaucoma and degenerative vision conditions that require prompt intervention during the eye care check-up.
Should you need vision correction, our eye doctor will discuss your different options, including glasses and contact lenses. In some cases, our patients may also benefit from LASIK eye surgery, a procedure that could eliminate the need for glasses and contacts.
See better today! To schedule your eye check-up appointment, contact our experienced Central Nassau Optical team today.
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