Comprehensive Eye Exams
Eye exams are a key component of overall wellness and maintaining eye health. At your comprehensive eye exam, Dr. Ni will assess your visual acuity as well as test for common eye diseases, check how your eyes work together and separately, and evaluate the health of your retina and optic nerve. Your eyes are a window to your health, and a comprehensive eye exam can reveal conditions which you may not be aware of, such as diabetes and high blood pressure.
Who Should Get a Comprehensive Eye Exam?
Routine eye exams are important for both children and adults, as they are vital in promoting healthy visual development and catching any eye issues before they develop into a more serious problem. Comprehensive eye exams play an important role in maintaining healthy vision and it is recommended that they be conducted every year. Glen Cove Eye Care offers comprehensive eye exams for adults as well as comprehensive pediatric eye exams for children.
What Does a Comprehensive Eye Exam Include?
At Glen Cove Eye Care, your eye health and vision is our top priority. Dr. Ni works with you to fully assess your vision and develop a plan of treatment or care that is well-suited to your unique eye health needs. While tests will vary based on your eyes and your medical history, most comprehensive eye exams include the following:
- Assessment of visual acuity (the sharpness of your vision) and determining your correct eyeglass prescription
- Visual fields test to determine if you have blind spots or peripheral vision issues
- Cover test, which identifies cross eyes or binocular vision problems
- Slit lamp exam to detect common eye diseases and conditions
- Glaucoma test, which measures the pressure within your eye
What Are the Benefits of a Routine Eye Exam?
At your eye exam, Dr. Ni will provide you with immediate feedback about the health of your eyes. She will test for nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism, focusing problems, other vision issues, and eye diseases. Based on her findings, she will provide you with a prescription for eyeglasses or contact lenses if requested and helpful tips on how to maintain your vision and eye health.
The greatest benefit to an annual routine eye exam is the ability to prevent degenerative eye diseases. Healthy vision requires regular maintenance and care. Neglecting to get your eyes checked by a qualified optometrist can lead to the development of eye issues that can progress over time and have significant long-term effects, which may include blindness. Certain diseases such as glaucoma, macular degeneration, and diabetic retinopathy have no symptoms in the early stages, but can develop slowly and without pain. If left undiagnosed, these diseases often have irreversible consequences. Seeing an eye doctor on a regular basis can protect your vision through early diagnosis and treatment.
Schedule an appointment with Dr. Ni at Glen Cove Eye Care for a comprehensive eye exam. She is here to help you achieve clear vision and live your most high-quality life. Prioritize your vision and your health by contacting our office to schedule your next comprehensive eye exam.