An Overview of Eye Exams from Complete Eye Care
At Complete Eye Care, our goal is to provide complete eye care services to those in the Lawton and Newcastle, OK, areas. To do this, we offer complete eye exams to all of our patients performed by a trained optometrist. There are a few reasons these exams are so important.
Why Are Eye Exams Important?
Everyone needs to make sure that they have an eye exam regularly. It is recommended that people have this exam at least once per year. There are several reasons why this exam is so important. First, it gives an eye doctor a chance to detect certain conditions. There are certain ocular problems, such as glaucoma, that can advance without causing any symptoms. This causes them to be overlooked at first. A regular eye exam will be able to catch issues such as this.
In addition, an eye exam is important because it gives people the chance to take a look at some of the latest developments in the field of optometry. A trained optometrist can discuss the latest advances with his or her patients. This might include new glasses, contacts or other medical advances that can improve someone's overall quality of life.
What Happens During an Eye Exam?
When someone comes to see us for a regular eye exam, a few different procedures take place. First, we ask people to read from something called a "Snellen chart" with each eye individually. This allows us to assess visual acuity. Then, assess a person's visual fields. This is done to make sure that there are not any gaps in someone's vision. After this, we measure the individual pressures behind the eyes. This is done to look for glaucoma. Finally, we also dilate someone's eyes to get a better look at that person's retina. This allows us to check the nerves and blood vessels that supply the eyes.
Contact Complete Eye Care Today to Make an Appointment
At Complete Eye Care, our goal is to provide comprehensive eye care to everyone in the downtown Lawton and Newcastle, OK, areas. We have worked hard to make sure that we provide the latest treatment options in the field to all of our patients. We would be honored to leverage these resources for you. If you would like to learn more about how we can help you, call us today to make an appointment. We look forward to meeting you!