Providing Eye Care Services To Families in Sacramento
Eye exams and contact lens fittings, co-management of laser vision correction and corneal mapping, our optometrists provide comprehensive eye care to patients of all ages in Sacramento, California. We also diagnose and treat eye conditions such as glaucoma, the diabetic eye, and dry eye.
Find out why it’s so important to have complete eye exams on a regular basis below.
Why is a Routine Eye Exam an Important Part of Maintaining Healthy Vision?
When individuals consider their health and well-being, they often do not even consider their overall eyecare and shape that their eyes are in. However the eyes are relied upon more heavily than just about every other component of the body system. Since this is so, it is very important that you retain the health of your eyes to ensure that you can continue to depend upon them to get you through the day. Of course, there are numerous ways to approach preserving your eyesight, however the singular most imperative thing you need to do is schedule a complete eye examination.
It doesn’t matter who you are or what your age is, a comprehensive eye examination will go a long way in the direction of making sure that your eyesight stays precise and healthy. The eye exam can be completed by your eye doctor at Sacramento Optometric Group. The eye doctor is certified to provide their patients an in depth assessment that involves several of the tests we will discuss below. If you have not been to the optometrist in more than a year, make an appointment for an eye examination as early as feasible. So, let’s have a look at several of the things that an eye doctor looks for at the time of your exam, and what they will do to remedy the problem.
What tests are involved in an eye exam?
Optometrists specialize in eyesight. Determining refractive errors - nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism - often using an eye chart, a phoropter or hand-held lenses, and/or an autorefractor machine and providing a prescription for corrective lenses so you can see your best and focus at all distances make up a major part of the comprehensive eye exam. These tests are completely painless. Your eye doctor will explain the results of your vision tests and discuss treatment options with you, which usually include eyeglasses and contact lenses.
There are numerous other conditions that your optometrist will be looking for during your eye exam. For instance, amblyopia, or lazy eye, which may be caused by a low stimulation of vision by the optic nerve to the brain, can get worse if it is not managed by an eye doctor. Your eye doctor will also look for strabismus, eye problem in which the eyes do not properly coordinate. This condition inhibits the patient's depth perception, and therefore should certainly be diagnosed by an optometrist as soon as possible. Tests will also be done to screen for binocular vision problems and convergence insufficiency.
Eye Disease Screening
Perhaps the most important part of eye health, eye diseases - including macular degeneration, glaucoma and diabetic retinopathy - can impact vision and quality of life. Since there are usually no noticeable symptoms at first, your eye doctor will check your eyes to detect early signs of disease to prevent vision loss. We use advanced technology like Digital Retinal Imaging every year, because the earlier an eye disease is diagnosed and treated, the better the prognosis. Talk to your optometrist to find out if you're at risk, and discuss how often to come for a comprehensive eye exam.