At Hanna Eye Care, we provide quality eye health and vision care in Jacksonville, FL, for people of all ages. When you come in for a comprehensive eye exam, our eye doctor will evaluate your visual acuity, check for signs of eye diseases and other issues, and assess how well your eyes work together.
What should you expect during a comprehensive eye exam?
Many people think they only need an eye exam when it’s time to update their eyewear prescription.
But a comprehensive eye exam goes well beyond just checking your vision. Using the latest technology, your eye doctor can detect eye diseases and other conditions early on. While tests will vary depending on your eye health and risk factors, a comprehensive eye exam typically includes the following:
- Assessment of visual acuity (the sharpness of your vision) and determining your correct eyeglass prescription.
- Eye pressure measurement to help screen for glaucoma.
- Visual field test to determine if you have blind spots or peripheral vision issues.
- Cover test to identify crossed eyes or binocular vision problems.
- Slit lamp exam to detect diseases and conditions affecting the front of the eye.
- Dilated eye exam to monitor the health of the retina and optic nerve.
Your exam at Hanna Eye Care may take up to an hour, depending on the number and types of tests needed to fully examine your eyes. All the tests in a comprehensive eye exam are painless, and our doctor will clearly explain each test to you before performing them.
When should adults schedule a comprehensive eye exam?
Taking care of your eyes is an important part of your overall health, and regular comprehensive eye exams are essential. As an adult, it’s recommended that you schedule a comprehensive eye exam every one to two years, even if you’re not experiencing any vision problems. Your doctor may recommend scheduling more frequent exams if you have any serious eye conditions or diseases.
Why are comprehensive eye exams important?
During your eye exam at Hanna Eye Care in Jacksonville, you will receive immediate feedback about your eye health. Our optometrist will test for a range of issues, including nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism, focusing problems, other vision problems, and eye diseases. Depending on the results, we can prescribe eyeglasses or contact lenses if needed and share useful information about your vision and eye health. If we find any issues during your exam, we will work with you to develop a personalized treatment plan that meets your specific needs.
One of the most important benefits of comprehensive eye exams is they can detect eye diseases and other conditions in their early stages. In fact, we can diagnose issues before you notice any symptoms yourself. Some diseases have no symptoms early on, and, if left untreated, can lead to vision loss or blindness. The only way to ensure early detection and prompt treatment is to schedule regular eye exams with a qualified optometrist.
Along with eye diseases, your eyes can also reveal hidden signs of general health conditions. For example, eye doctors are often the first to spot signs of hypertension, diabetes, and heart disease as these conditions can damage blood vessels in your retina. That’s why regular comprehensive eye exams are critical to maintaining your overall health.
Comprehensive eye exams at Hanna Eye Care
Our team of eye care professionals is here to help you protect your vision and see clearly for years to come. Ensure that your eyes stay healthy by contacting our office in Jacksonville to schedule your next eye exam.