Beyond assessing your vision, a comprehensive eye exam is the most effective means of preventing eye diseases. At Frame & Focus Eye Care in Richmond, Texas, Sarah Zaver, OD, FAAO, and Angela Chu, OD, take a patient-centered approach to eye care. They provide the most comprehensive eye exams and treatments for every member of your family. When you need new glasses, or a contact lens prescription, or need testing for common eye conditions, the team at Frame & Focus Eye Care can help. Call us at (832) 930-7797 or click online to schedule your comprehensive eye exam.
Comprehensive Eye Exam Q & A
Why do I need a comprehensive eye exam if I don’t wear glasses?
Whether you’re five or 85, or somewhere in between, eye exams go beyond just making sure you can see clearly. Through a series of tests to evaluate your vision and check for common eye diseases and conditions, a comprehensive eye exam ensures your eye health and corrects blurry vision. If you do have any problems, allowing the doctors to detect them at the earliest stage improves your chances for successful treatment and can prevent future complications.
How often should I have an eye exam?
Several factors determine how often you should have a comprehensive eye exam, including your vision, risk factors, and lifestyle. However, it’s a good idea to schedule eye exams for every member of your family every one or two years after the age of five. As an adult, whether you wear glasses or contacts or see clearly without them, you should still come in for an annual or biennial exam, provided you’re in good overall health.
If you have existing health conditions or you know you’re at risk of developing certain eye diseases, your eye doctor at Frame & Focus Eye Care will recommend an eye exam schedule that’s best for you. Common conditions that you may inherit or develop as you get older include:
- Macular degeneration
- Retinal detachment
Your annual eye exam keeps your doctor aware of your eye health, and if subtle changes occur, you can address them before they turn into more serious issues.
What can I expect during a routine eye exam?
The team at Frame & Focus Eye Care conducts a series of vision tests as well as screenings, including:
- Refraction assessments
- Visual field test for your peripheral vision
- Eye muscle tests
- Glaucoma screening
- Color vision tests
- Vision acuity tests
- Retina exams
Your eye care provider takes the time to answer any questions you may have and provide prescriptions for eyeglasses or contact lenses if you need them as well.
If it’s been more than a year since your last eye exam, or you’d like to schedule a comprehensive eye exam for every member of your family, call the office or book an appointment using the convenient online system.