If you or your child are having difficulty reading or focusing on objects, whether they are near or far, there’s a good chance it’s time for an eye exam which may reveal the need for prescription eyewear. But that’s not necessarily a bad thing. In fact, wearing glasses is considered very fashionable in certain circles with many people choosing to wear them even when they don’t need the prescription! But the only way to know for sure whether you need prescription correction is through an eye exam at an eyecare professional like Total Vision Centers in Springboro.
If you’ve never had an eye exam in the past, you may be wondering what the visit will be like. Following are some of the most commonly asked questions we hear at Total Vision Centers, and we hope by reading them you’ll understand how important an annual eye exam is to your visual health.
Why do I need an annual eye exam in Springboro?
Your doctor will be able to tell a lot about your general health by examining your eyes – things that may not be apparent otherwise. Some things that your doctor will be looking for include cataracts, glaucoma, macular degeneration, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, and hypertension to name a few. As a health professional, your eye doctor is trained to diagnose changes in your retina which are often tell-tale indicators of other conditions.
Why do I need a separate contact lens examination?
Because contact lenses rest on your eye, special tests are needed to determine the measurement of your eye surface and your level of tear production, both of which will affect your ability to wear contact lenses comfortably.
How young is too young for an eye exam?
Guidelines recommended that children have their first eye exam between six and nine months old andanother between the ages of two and five-years-old. Beyond that, it’s recommended that they have an eye exam every year, just like adults. That way, as changes in the eye occur pertaining to ocular health or vision, prescription corrections and possible health interventions can be made to assure clear vision with each passing year.