Eye and vision exams are part of ensuring your eyes remain healthy. North Bay Vision Center offers both. We want you to understand what to expect from an eye and vision exam.
Children and Vision Exams
Eyesight changes rapidly from birth to late teenage years. Specific childhood eye screening guidelines are available to ensure that nothing goes missed during vision screenings. It is through this screening that optometrists identify if a child requires a full vision exam.
If there are any changes such as squinting or dropping grades, contacting your optometrist for an appointment is critical for the health of their vision in the long term.
Eye Vision and Vision Exams for Adults
Yearly vision exams keep your eyes healthy, and they work to prevent worsened problems in the future. But, when you turn 40, it becomes even more vital that you visit your optometry team.
The older get, the more of a chance we develop eye disease or a decrease in vision health. Early treatment can help you prevent problems with your vision in the future.
The recommended age for the required vision exams is 40 years old; however, adults or children with the following health problems need regular vision exams:
- High blood pressure
- Family History of eye disease
Seniors and Vision Exams
Seniors are those older than 65 years old. It is crucial that you schedule vision exams at least once a year. For those with preexisting conditions, you may need to see your eye doctor more often.
Your optometrist will check for these age-related eye problems:
- Diabetic retinopathy
- Age-related macular degeneration
During an Eye Exam
Comprehensive vision exams by your optometry team are straight forward and simple. It takes about 45 to 90 minutes.
The exam will include checks for the following:
Medical History – Your eye doctor will want to know about family medical history, medications you take, and whether you already wear contacts or glasses.
Visual Acuity – It will include reading a chart to determine how well you see at different distances.
Pupils – Healthy pupils respond to light by getting smaller. When they do not widen, there is possibly an underlying issue.
Side Vision – The loss or decrease in peripheral vision is a sign of glaucoma.
Eye Movement – Ocular motility evaluates how your eyes move. It checks eye alignment and if your eye muscles work correctly.
Your vision exam may also include:
- Eye Pressure
- The Front Portion of the Eye
- Retina and Optic Nerve
- Optical Coherence Tomography
- Fundus Photos
- Fluorescein Angiography
Schedule an Appointment with North Bay Vision Center
We at North Bay Vision not only check your vision, but we also answer questions and concerns about eye health. Serving the Rohnert Park area, we want you to have healthy eyes and the best vision possible. Contact us today for an appointment.