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All adults should have their eyes examined every 1-2 years, and those with eye or vision issues should visit their optometrist 1-2 times per year.
Regular eye exams are essential to promptly detecting conditions like glaucoma, macular degeneration, cataracts, and diabetic retinopathy. Early detection of these conditions allows for the widest range of treatment options and the best chance of slowing or reversing any symptoms.
According to the American Optometric Association, parents should schedule a Comprehensive Eye Examination for their children at about 6 months of age. Since vision develops rapidly after birth and plays a critical role in learning, vision problems that go undetected can have a significant impact on development.
Read more about learning related vision problems and how Optometric Vision Therapy can help.
At Brenart Eye Clinic, we offer comprehensive exams that cover all aspects of your vision and eye health. We start with questions regarding your daily life and any symptoms you may be experiencing at home or at work. We also take record of your vision, medications, and overall health.
Then our optometrists perform a visual exam to take a look at your eye and eyelids. This is done with magnification and light and may require dilating of the pupils. We also record your eye pressure with tonometry, which is an important test to identify patients at risk of developing glaucoma.
After these tests, we review the results and discuss any relevant treatment options or corrective lens choices.
Click here to learn more about how you can prepare for your upcoming exam.
Some pathology found within the periphery of the retina may sometimes go undetected using traditional examination techniques and equipment. The Optos is an ultra-widefield (UWF™) retinal imaging device that takes a scan of the back of the eye to produce a photo called an Optomap. This photo enables our eyecare professionals to discover, diagnose and treat any ocular pathology that is found during your visit. Additionally, the Optomap provides your Optometrist with a permanent record of what your eye looks like every year to help track even the smallest changes over time.
We highly recommend that you have this photo done at least once a year during your Comprehensive Eye Exam. Please watch the Optomap video to learn more and ask one of our knowledgeable staff about the Optos at your next visit!