Vision exams help the people of Allentown maintain good vision and avoid eye diseases. At Lehigh Valley Eye Care Associates, our optometrists serve our community by administering comprehensive vision exams to the people of Allentown and educating our patients about the importance of eye exams. Knowing why vision exams are important and how often to get vision exams from an eye doctor can help you take care of your eyes.
Why Comprehensive Vision Exams are Important
- Vision exams help patients catch eye diseases early. Getting regular vision exams can help patients catch eye diseases in their early stages.
- Vision exams help patients to see well in school and at work. Pediatric patients need to get regular eye exams while they're in school, in order to maintain clear vision. Adults also need to see clearly and maintain good eye health in order to do well in the workplace.
- Getting regular vision exams helps keep your corrective lens prescription up to date. Even if you already have corrective lenses, it's important to get eye exams to ensure that your corrective lens prescription is current.
What to Expect During A Comprehensive Eye Exam with Our Optometrists
At Lehigh Valley Eye Care Associates, our skilled Allentown optometrists test for three things:
- Eye function. We'll test your eyes to ensure that they're able to perceive depth, see color, track objects in motion and perform other important functions.
- Vision clarity. We'll test your eyes for refractive error. If we detect signs of refractive error, we'll write a prescription for corrective lenses to correct your vision problems.
- Eye health. During your comprehensive eye exam, your optometry specialist will examine the interior of the eye by dilating the pupils. Magnification and a bright light will make it easier for the eye doctor to see into your eye. In addition, the eye doctor will use tonometry to measure the pressure in your eye.
During the eye health part of the exam, our eye doctors will check for vision problems and eye diseases. Our eye doctors test for conditions such as:
- Glaucoma. This condition occurs when excess pressure in the eye causes damage to the optic nerve.
- Macular degeneration. Macular degeneration is caused by the deterioration of the macula, eventually resulting in blindness.
- Cataracts. Cataracts is a condition that causes a hazy film to develop in the field of vision.
- Dry Eye. This is a chronic condition characterized by itchy, red eyes.
- Conjunctivitis. Caused by inflammation of the conjunctiva, this condition is also known as "pink eye."
- Diabetes Eye Exam. People who have diabetes are susceptible to have minor eye complications that can turn into serious complications over time. These complications can be detected through a diabetes eye exam.
- Flashes and floaters. Flashes and floaters are images that appear in the vision, caused by cells floating in the vitreous gel inside the eye.
Patients in the surrounding areas of Lehigh Valley, Allentown, Whitehall, Bethlehem, and Easton should get a vision exam at least once annually.
Contact Lehigh Valley Eye Care Associates in Allentown, PA Today
At Lehigh Valley Eye Care Associates, our optometrists help patients identify and manage their conditions and get the corrective lenses they need to see properly. If you haven't yet had an eye exam this year, it's time to see an eye doctor. To make an appointment, contact us today at (610) 432-3258.