Comprehensive Eye Exam
At Site to See, we'll spend time with you to gather a complete picture of your overall well-being because your health impacts the health of their eyes. The thorough assessment of the function and health of your eyes includes the following:
General health history of you and your eyes
Refraction - determination of your glasses prescription
Binocular assessment - checking for eye movement disorders
Internal and external eye health evaluation
Glaucoma and cataract screening
Screening of systemic diseases, including diabetes, hypertension, cholesterol, thyroid, etc.
A comprehensive eye exam is about more than just testing your vision. It’s a necessary step to protect your eye health and the best way to detect eye problems like glaucoma and macular degeneration while they’re still easily treatable. That’s why the team of experienced optometrists at Site to See in Windermere, Florida, provides comprehensive eye exams to patients of all ages.
While one purpose of an eye test is to measure your visual acuity, or how sharply you see, and whether you need corrective lenses to treat refractive errors such as nearsightedness (myopia), farsightedness (hyperopia), or astigmatism. If you’ve never needed to wear glasses or contact lenses, you may not think it’s necessary to get an eye exam.
In fact, there’s far more to your eye health than corrective lenses. Everyone should get regular eye exams because they’re the best way to detect problems with your eye health and treat them in their early stages.
Many diseases that lead to vision loss, including glaucoma, macular degeneration, and diabetic retinopathy, only cause noticeable vision changes and symptoms after they’ve progressed. Often, this means you’ve already experienced irreversible damage to your eyes. That’s why it's recommended to have eye exams regularly, rather than waiting until you see changes to your vision.