Eye examinations are an important part of health maintenance for everyone. Adults should have their eyes tested to keep their prescriptions current and to check for early signs of eye disease. For children, eye examinations can play an important role in normal development.
An annual eye examination with an optometric physician is recommended for every person after age 40, even if you have not been diagnosed with an eye disease and are not experiencing any problems with your vision. If you already wear eyeglasses or contact lenses or are experiencing any problems with your vision, you should have a complete eye examination to determine the status of your vision.
In addition to evaluating your eyes for glasses and contact lenses, your optometric physician will check your eyes for eye diseases and other problems that could lead to vision loss. Many eye diseases, such as glaucoma and diabetic eye disease, have no symptoms in their early stages. In most cases, early detection and treatment of eye diseases can help reduce your risk for permanent vision loss.
Optometric physicians use a wide variety of tests to examine your eyes. Some tests are simple like having you read an eye chart and then there are more complex tests such as using a high-powered lens to visualize the tiny structures inside of your eyes.
During your comprehensive eye examination, we will check the following:
- Your visual acuity, to determine if corrective lenses, laser vision correction (LASIK) or another procedure would be beneficial.
- The intraocular pressure of your eyes, to determine if you may have glaucoma.
- The condition of your retina, to see if there is any damage that could affect your eyesight, such as age-related macular degeneration or to determine if any preventative treatments may be indicated.
- The lenses of your eyes, to determine if cataracts are forming.
- The moisture level of your eyes.
Our physicians also take the time to discuss any issues or concerns you may have about your test results, or questions you may have about available procedures. If you need glasses or contact lenses, our highly trained physicians will guide you through all the available lenses to find what will best fit your lifestyle needs. Center For Sight offers frames a variety of frames, including many name brands, customized lenses and a variety of contact lenses, including diposables, keratoconus and specialty lenses.
Our physicians examine and treat eye disorders and diseases and coordinate all post-operative care. They provide 24 hour/7 days a week emergency care to all our patients.
If you experience any injury to your eyes, severe pain in your eyes, a sudden change in your vision or a loss of vision, call Center For Sight right away. One of our physicians will see you immediately, or advise you of what to do if it is an emergency.
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Sarasota – US 41 925-2020
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