Learn more about what problems can be spotted with an eye exam, what's involved in a comprehensive exam, and special considerations for kids and contacts.
When you consider your overall health, do you normally take into account your eye health? Your vision is one of the primary ways you gather information about and interact with the world around you. This is why it's essential to make your eye health a top priority, especially if you want to ensure your long-term quality of life! There are a lot of things you can do to safeguard your eyesight, but the very first step is to get a comprehensive eye exam at our Simpsonville eye clinic.
No matter your age or who you are, an annual comprehensive eye exam goes a long way toward ensuring that your sight remains clear and healthy. A thorough eye and vision evaluation can be performed by an eye doctor at Eye Pieces Plano. If you haven't been to the optometrist in more than a year, it's time to book your yearly eye exam.
Every eye exam we conduct includes a free LipiScan™ test, which tests for the presence of Dry Eye Syndrome. A totally painless test lasting one minute, Lipiscan can determine whether a patient is suffering from this common eye issue.
When no vision correction is required, our Simpsonville eye doctors recommend every member of the family come in at least once per year for a comprehensive eye exam. If you have conditions such as diabetic retinopathy or severe macular degeneration, we make recommend you come in more often to monitor how your condition is progressing,
An estimated 5% to 10% of preschoolers and 25% of school-aged children have vision problems. In order to ensure that a child’s sight is progressing as it should, the American Optometric Association (AOA) recommends that a child should have their first eye exam at around 6 months of age. They should then have a follow-up exam at age 3, and then again at the start of school. Children should then have an exam every year to make sure their sight is healthy, and visual issues aren’t hindering them in the classroom.
Common factors that may affect a child’s overall vision and eye health include:
turned or crossed eyes
A family history of eye disease
history of eye injury
other physical illness or disease
As part of your comprehensive eye exam, our eye doctors in Simpsonville, South Carolina can help find just the right glasses or contact lens prescriptions to fit your specific needs. If you wear already eyeglasses or contact lenses, your visual acuity will be assessed both with and without your corrective lenses.
To start figuring out your prescription, we’ll ask you to read from a basic eye chart of numbers and letters, which tests your eyesight at various distances. We’ll also use a device known as a phoropter to carefully check for astigmatism, nearsightedness, and farsightedness. This procedure involves having you look through a series of lenses and asking you to give feedback on which ones give the clearest vision. We will also use a retinoscope to check how light focuses on the retina, at the back of the eye, with each of these lenses.
All of these tests together help our Simpsonville eye care team find just the right prescription to provide you with crystal-clear vision. All that’s left for you to do is choose a pair of attractive frames from our eyewear collection or purchase from our selection of premium contact lenses, and you’ll see and look sharp in no time!
Depending on factors such as age, disease, or genetics, your eyes may be predisposed to certain problems. Most people have heard of common eye diseases such as glaucoma and diabetic retinopathy. These conditions usually show no signs or symptoms before significant damage has already been done to the eye, making comprehensive eye exams all the more important so that these conditions can be diagnosed and treated early.
It’s important to differentiate between a basic vision screening and an in-depth eye exam. A lot of people trust that by having a registered nurse or primary care doctor conduct a vision screening, they’re covered and don’t need to come in for a comprehensive eye exam. However, there are many more evaluations and checks that must be performed to inspect for other diseases such as cataracts, macular degeneration, dry eye syndrome, or computer vision. Comprehensive eye exams include these tests, whereas vision screenings don’t.
Have questions? Come visit our Simpsonville eye clinic or give us a call at 864-963-4933 today!
Pediatric Eye Exams in Simpsonville
Good vision is your child's window into the world around them. It's the primary way they learn and interact, which is why it's so important to ensure their vision is good and their eyes are healthy. We have years of experience helping children like yours see their best, so they can thrive.
Advanced Technology in Eye Care
Our Simpsonville eye care team is trained in the use of the most cutting-edge eye care technology so that we can provide the best eye care possible. Come learn more about the tests and equipment you may experience on a visit to our optometry practice.
What to Expect
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