Routine eye exams are important for people of all ages. Even if you think that your vision is fine or you’ve passed a screening at work or school, it’s still important to have a comprehensive eye exam. The optometrists at Christenson Vision Care in Hudson, WI offer eye exams and comprehensive eyecare services for the whole family.
The optometry professionals at Christenson Vision Care provide eye exams for patients of all ages. We screen for different issues and risk factors based on each patient’s age, health, and environment. Individuals have different eye care needs as they age, making it important for every member of your family to have regular eye exams at every age.
Adequate vision is important for young children as it can impact their ability to learn. A student struggling with reading or learning may be suffering from a vision disorder, but the only way to know for sure is to bring them in for a comprehensive eye exam. Additionally, young children are at risk for certain vision problems due to their increased exposure to digital devices. A regular eye exam can help catch and correct these issues early to ensure that their eyes stay healthy as they age.
Adults also need routine eye exams as the risk for vision problems will increase with age. The most common age-related vision issues – glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, and macular degeneration – can only be detected and diagnosed through a comprehensive eye exam. Eye exams help catch these conditions early, allowing for adequate treatment that can prevent or reduce chances of vision loss.
Our optometrists will use a variety of tests and procedures during your routine eye exam. Along the way, the doctor will explain what each test entails. Here are just a few things that you can expect during your eye exam:
Visual Acuity Test – This test measures the sharpness of your vision. The doctor will ask you to read from an eye chart at a distance and up close.
Depth Perception Test – This measures your ability to perceive different depths by determining which circle in a pattern is closer to you.
Refraction – This test helps the eye doctor determine what your specific eyeglass prescription should be. During this test, the optometrist will place different lenses over your eyes and ask you which lens option looks clearer.
Slit Lamp Exam – The eye doctor will use a microscope to exam the structures at the front of your eyes.
Glaucoma Test – The glaucoma test involves the eye doctor using a small puff of air to measure the pressure inside your eyes.
Your eye doctor may also perform some additional, more specialized tests based on your specific eye care needs.