Eye & Vision Exams for North Richland, Colleyville, Bedford, Keller and Hurst
Few things are more precious to most of us than our eyesight -- but not everyone takes the necessary steps to protect it. The eyes and subject to a wide range of potential diseases, functional disorders, refractive errors and other issues that can impair your vision, and in some cases that impairment may be permanent. The good news is that the sooner we can discover an eye issue, the sooner our optometrists can provide treatment to help you maintain optimal eyesight. That's why our eye doctors here at Advantage Eyecare (Dr. Mark Schwartz and Dr. Arlene Schwartz) are proud to offer eye exams for residents of North Richland, Colleyville, Bedford, Keller and Hurst.
What is a Comprehensive Eye Exam by Our Optometrists
A comprehensive eye exam evaluates the health of the eyes, how well the eyes are functioning and communicating with the brain, and the eyes' degree of visual acuity. It's extremely important because many of the most devastating eye diseases, such glaucoma and macular degeneration, may not create any noticeable symptoms until significant, irreversible destruction has occurred. Periodic eye health evaluations enable our optometrists to observe these problems in their preliminary stages and provide immediate treatment. We use advanced diagnostic techniques such as:
- Retinal examination under pupil dilation to look inside the eye for signs of macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy or optic nerve damage
- Tonometry to measure the eye's internal pressure, which can alert us to possible glaucoma
- Slit lamp testing, which involves shining a special light into the eye to check for retinal problems, corneal damage, cataracts and other abnormalities
Eyes must not only be healthy to ensure proper vision; they must also function correctly. Eye function testing at our optometry center can reveal problems in the way the eyes and brain share data and work together to create clear images. Our eye doctors can examine your color vision, peripheral vision, eye teaming, focusing ability, eye alignment and other critical factors. If you have a functional problem such as "lazy eye" (amblyopia) or strabismus, we can recommend the right treatments to help you overcome them.
Visual acuity is the third big piece of a comprehensive eye exam. Our eye doctors can tell from your reading of an eye chart whether you have perfect ("20/20") vision or you're struggling with a refractive error. We use a viewing machine called a phoropter to swap out various corrective lens combinations until you're seeing clearly, at which point we can write a prescription for glasses or contact lenses. If you develop an age-related focus problem in the lens of the eye known as presbyopia, we can write a prescription for multifocal lenses to correct for this issue.
Schedule an Eye Exam at Our Optometry Clinic
The American Optometric Association recommends an eye exam every other year (if your health and vision are normal) or every year (if you have any conditions or risk factors). Call 817-788-2020 today to schedule that all-important exam at our optometry clinic!