Eye and Vision Exams
The older you get, the more important it is to have your eyes examined on a regular basis. Age puts you at risk of eye conditions and diseases that can permanently impair your vision. Regular eye exams from Today’s Vision in Conroe can alert your optometrist to eye diseases or changes in your vision so you can take steps to protect your sight. Your vision is too important to leave to chance. You can safeguard your eye health by scheduling regular eye exams.
Importance of Eye Exams
Although eye problems can occur at any age, many diseases develop over time, making seniors more vulnerable to them. Some eye diseases, like cataracts or open-angle glaucoma, don’t show symptoms until their advanced stages. By then, they may have already caused damage to your vision. An eye doctor can detect early warning signs of eye diseases during a vision exam so you can take measures to minimize their symptoms. Regular optometry care can help protect your vision.
Eye exams will also uncover changes in your vision so you can adjust your prescription to improve your sight. As you grow older, you may have difficulty reading fine print or seeing objects at a distance. If you wear glasses, you may need to adjust your prescription to counter changes in your vision. If you don’t wear glasses, you may need to start in order to enjoy optimal sight.
What to Expect from a Vision Exam
After reviewing your medical history, our Conroe optometrist will conduct eye tests to check your eye health and visual acuity. For visual acuity, we’ll ask you to read letters or symbols from an eye chart to assess the quality of your sight. If you don’t have 20/20 vision, we’ll test your eyes for refractive errors such as myopia, farsightedness, or astigmatism. The results of these tests will determine your prescription for corrective lenses to improve your vision.
Additional testing will be done for eye focusing and teaming to see how well your eyes work individually and as a team. We’ll also check your peripheral vision.
Dilating your eyes gives your Conroe optometrist a better view of the optic nerve and retina to detect signs of eye conditions and diseases. We may also measure your eye pressure to confirm signs of glaucoma or other eye diseases.
Come and See Our Conroe Optometrist for a Vision Exam
Routine eye exams serve as preventative measures to help protect and preserve your sight. Our optometrist may recommend annual or biennial testing, depending on your age, eye health, and medical history. To schedule a vision exam at Today’s Vision in Conroe, call us at (936) 788-2600.