All About Eye Exams for Adults & Kids
Do you schedule regular eye exams, or do you wait until you have a problem with your eyes or vision? Many people make the mistake of thinking that eye exams are only necessary when you notice a problem. In reality, everyone needs routine comprehensive eye exams, regardless of age or health condition, even children. Our experienced and friendly eye doctor, Dr. Craig Schacherer, will perform your Wylie eye exam to assess visual acuity, functional vision skills, and eye health.
Why do I need a routine eye exam?
Our Wylie, TX, eye doctor explains the three primary reasons why it is essential to visit for check-ups, even if you have no vision complaints:
1. Top-Notch Eye Health
We will use first-rate diagnostics and advanced digital technology to inspect the inner tissues of your eyes, including your optic nerve and retina. Many typical eye diseases, such as glaucoma, cataracts and macular degeneration, do not present symptoms until the disease has progressed to a later, serious stage. However, during your Wylie eye exam, we will be able to detect the early signs of these diseases, which will enable you to receive treatment early on – when it is much more effective at preventing vision loss!
2. Crisp & Clear Vision
Vision changes with time, for both kids and adults. Aging can lead to the development of many common vision conditions, such as nearsightedness, farsightedness, and presbyopia. Only a precise eye examination will be able to confirm your vision prescription for eyeglasses or contact lenses.
With children, our eye doctor will evaluate their entire visual system. This goes beyond simply checking visual acuity. A number of undetected vision conditions, such as lazy eye or a problem with focusing, can interfere with child development, coordination, and learning. Even if your child never complains, it doesn’t rule out the presence of a vision disorder.
3. Overall Health Check-up
Did you know that your eyes give our eye doctor a view of your overall health condition? Specific dangerous diseases, such as hypertension, diabetes, and high cholesterol, can be seen on your inner eye tissues way before they are detected by you. When left untreated, these health problems can injure your whole body and your vision. If we spot the signs of a body disease during your Wylie eye exam, we’ll refer you to the most suitable medical care provider.
What can I expect during my Wylie eye exam?
First, we’ll become familiar with your visual needs, lifestyle requirements, medical history, and overall health condition. Dr. Schacherer welcomes questions about any vision concerns you may have, and he’ll answer them patiently.
Using the latest optics and technology, we will administer a series of tests. The specific procedures that we perform vary from patient to patient, depending upon each person’s respective needs. In general, we’ll assess visual acuity, eye teaming, eye mobility, focusing skills, and ocular health.
After we have all the results, we will share them with you! An open and ongoing relationship between eye doctor and patient is the basis of our excellent eye care services. If you need treatment, such as vision therapy, management of eye disease, eyeglasses or contact lenses, we’ll review the options with you to decide the best plan.