Your eyes are constantly changing, just like the rest of your body. Even if you don’t notice any difference in your vision, or have any symptoms of eye problems, it’s important to have your eyes examined on a regular basis. Here at Eyes of Texas Vision Care, our optometrist, Dr. Fern Yee recommends eye exams for eye health as well as other eye health reasons such as dry eye, if you are interested in refractive surgery or contact lenses. Our new patients often have questions about eye examinations. Here are some of the most common ones:
What Happens During a Routine Eye Check Up Exam?
Our optometrist, Dr. Fern Yee, will begin by asking you about any eye or vision problems you are currently having and any concerns you may have. She will also perform tests to evaluate how well your eyes work together, your peripheral vision and your ability to track moving objects. The second half of an eye exam is devoted to the health of your eyes. The doctor will evaluate for signs of eye conditions such as cataracts, glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, or macular degeneration. In some instance, in order to perform these tests, the doctor will use eye drops to dilate your eyes and will then examine the health of the retina. In some cases, Dr. Yee may refer you to another health care provider for consultation or treatment.
How Often Should I Schedule an Eye Exam?
It is recommended that you should have a comprehensive eye examination every one to two years, depending on your age, risk factors and if you wear contact lenses. It is recommended that if you wear contact lenses to have a comprehensive eye examination yearly. It’s important for our doctor to continue to evaluate your eye health to ensure the contact lenses are the best suited for you. Once you reach the age of 50, you should increase your visits to once a year. The most common eye diseases begin to develop more quickly after 50, and early detection is the best tool for treatment. If they’re caught early enough, often before any symptoms arrive, many eye diseases can be treated without permanent loss of vision.
Need Eye Exams in Austin TX?
The best way to protect your eyesight is to have yearly comprehensive eye examinations. This is the only way to detect eye diseases early and ensure you have the correct refraction. If you’re ready for your next vision exam, make an appointment with Dr. Fern Yee by calling our office at 512-454-5117.