Your eyesight is an important factor in your overall well-being by playing a large role in maintaining your safety and daily efficiency. This is why keeping your eyes in good condition should be a priority. One of the best ways to achieve this is to have regular eye exams.
Vision Care Associates, your trusted provider of optometry and emergency eye care services, discusses what you need to know about eye exams.
What Happens During One?
Comprehensive eye exams often start with an interview of your medical history. We’ll ask about eye conditions you or any of your family members have had. Our questions may also include injuries, medications, or procedures that may have affected your current visual health. This step not only serves as our guide when creating your eye care plan, but it also helps us establish rapport and build trust.
Afterward, we’ll have you undergo a series of tests to evaluate the different aspects of your eye health. A visual acuity exam, for example, helps us measure how sharp your eyes are. If we find any irregularities, we may subsequently perform a refraction test to determine the best lens prescription to give you better visual acuity. Your certified opticians will then help you find the perfect eyeglasses or contact lenses to address your eye care needs.
We may apply dilating eye drops as well to assess your internal eye structures, helping us identify underlying eye conditions. For a more accurate diagnosis, we may utilize the optomap® retinal screening to capture how the back of your eyes look.
Why Are They Important?
Having regular eye exams is an effective way to maintain your visual health. It creates a great opportunity to easily detect hidden eye conditions. This way, we can treat them early on and stop them from progressing. Without poor vision holding you back, you’ll enjoy a better quality of life.
For trusted optometry and optical services, turn to Vision Care Associates. Get in touch with us today at (304) 422-1841 or complete our form to request an appointment. We serve Parkersburg, WV, and the surrounding communities.