Comprehensive eye exams are an essential part of maintaining healthy eyes and optimal vision. At Sayville Family Eye Care, our optometrists provide comprehensive eye exams for every member of the family. During your exam, your Sayville optometrist will screen for vision problems and eye health issues while recommending the next best steps for your eye care needs.
Importance of Annual Eye Exams
No matter what your age, an annual comprehensive eye exam is an important part of keeping your eyes healthy. Your eye doctor will determine whether you need corrective lenses as well as assess your overall eye health. During the exam, your optometrist will be able to detect any issues that you may have early on such as cataracts, glaucoma, or macular degeneration.
Vision Exams for All Ages
Vision exams are important for the whole family. The age of the patient will determine what the eye doctor screens for during the exam. For children, a comprehensive eye exam can help identify any vision issues early on before they start to impact the child’s school work or other activities. If necessary, our optometrist will recommend corrective lenses to help improve your child’s vision.
Older adults need more frequent eye exams as the risks for developing some eye health issues will increase with age. Conditions like glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, and macular degeneration are all age-related conditions that can cause blindness. During your routine vision exam, our optometrist can detect these conditions early on to help prevent serious issues.
Eye & Vision Exams: What To Expect
Our optometrists use a variety of tests and procedures to test your eyes, including:
- Visual Acuity Test – Measures sharpness of vision
- Cover Test – Tests how your eyes work together
- Refraction – Determines your specific eyeglass prescription
- Stereopsis Test – Measures depth perception
- Slit Lamp Test – Allows optometrist to examine eye structures
- Glaucoma Test – Measures eye pressure to test for glaucoma
- Ocular Motility – Examines your eye movement
- Color Blindness Test – Checks color vision
- Visual Field Test – Measures for blind spots in vision
Our optometrist may use other tests as well, depending on your individual eye care needs. The eye doctor will explain what each test involves before performing it so that you know what to expect each step of the way. If you need corrective lenses, you will also need to set up an appointment for an eyeglass or contact lens fitting.
Contact Sayville Family Eye Care for Eye Exams
The optometrists at Sayville Family Eye Care provide comprehensive eye exams to check for overall eye health and screen for vision issues. After the exam, your optometrist will review your results with you and discuss any necessary treatment options or changes in eyeglass prescription. Contact us at (631) 589-1850 today to schedule an appointment with our optometrist in Sayville, NY.