Eye exams are not meant to simply update a patient’s eye wear prescription. In fact, the most important aspect of an eye examination is the assessment of the eye health. During your eye examination you will experience:
• Detailed ocular and medical history
• Visual acuity measurement
• Peripheral vision screening
• Muscle balance test
• Eye pressure test
• Refraction (determining your prescription for glasses)
• Detailed external and internal ocular examination
• Full review of the findings for your awareness and education
Whether you wear glasses full time, for reading only, or not at all, an eye examination is a critical part of a person’s life. Routine eye exams can pick up small problems that could become vision or life threatening if left untreated. Many systemic diseases such as diabetes, hypertension, shingles, and thyroid problems can be detected and monitored with a routine eye examination. Maximizing visual potential by helping you achieve and maintain eye health now and in years to come is the goal of Hometown Eye Care.
If you have questions about any diagnosed eye or vision conditions, or treatment recommendations, please do not hesitate to ask Dr. Tuite for additional information or explanation.