ABOUT EYE EXAMS
Standard vision tests are quite well known to most people. Kids commonly are given these tests at school, and employees might be asked to take one for work purposes. Consequently, getting a thorough eye exam on a regular basis is particularly important. At The Eye Center of Southern Indiana, comprehensive eye wellness assessments include multiple important testing procedures that enable our team to determine your general eye health. It is very important to see an ophthalmologist if it has been over two years since your previous comprehensive evaluation or if you have detected any problems with your eyes or ability to see clearly.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF EYE EXAMS?
Whether you wear glasses or contacts or have "perfect" vision, eye exams are vital for everyone. They play a key role in maintaining your eye health and discovering issues or changes in vision as early on as possible. Some additional benefits include:
- Maintain optimal vision
- Ensure proper eye health
- Identify eye conditions or disease early on
- Achieve clearer vision
WHAT DOES AN EYE EXAM ENTAIL?
Receiving thorough eye exams on a routine schedule is important for everyone. Full eye assessments can also uncover other major yet controllable medical concerns, such as injury to the retina, high blood pressure, and diabetes. Most eye assessments at The Eye Center of Southern Indiana take around an hour. Your checkup will begin with a routine vision test to determine how sharp your sight is. If this test reveals that you should have prescription lenses, our team will likely follow it with refraction testing to figure out what your lens prescription needs to be. We may also test for glaucoma using an air puff test and macular degeneration using a special visual grid. Other tests may include examinations of your peripheral vision, color vision, and if necessary or requested, a close exam of the inner eye through dilation drops.
EYE EXAM FAQS
How often should I have my eyes examined?
Most people should have an eye exam every two years, although some require more frequent examinations based on their age and personal history of vision problems. We also consider factors such as diabetes, high blood pressure, and a family history of vision problems. Our eye care team can provide a custom timeline for appointments during a consultation.
What if you discover a problem during my eye exam?
The Eye Center of Southern Indiana is equipped to handle most vision problems on site. We have a wide range of treatment options available for cataracts, glaucoma, and other conditions that impact your health and quality of life. Our staff can review these treatments together with you — so we make the best decision for your care.
What should I bring to my eye exam?
Patients should bring a current form of identification and their insurance card to their appointment. You should also plan to bring a list of any medications you are currently taking, as well as glasses and/or contact lenses that you typically use. This allows our team to get a comprehensive view of your vision health in Bloomington, IN.
ENSURE YOUR EYE HEALTH
By and large, patients neglect their eyes until a vision problem becomes obvious. However, eye health extends further than only vision. We would love for you to set up comprehensive eye exams for your loved ones and yourself at our office in Bloomington, IN. The Eye Center of Southern Indiana uses the latest technologies and tests to look at your eyes to ensure that any issues will be detected and treated early.