Eye Exams at Child & Family Eyecare
Your eyes are delicate structures that allow you to see the world around you. Unfortunately, they are also prone to many diseases and conditions. A comprehensive eye and vision exam can confirm that all is well, detect any diseases or disorders that might threaten your health, and diagnose corrective measures for obvious vision problems. Our optometrists are more than happy to serve as your source for eye exams here at Child & Family Eyecare in Wichita, KS.
The Importance of Regular Eye Exams
If you aren't noticing any particular vision challenges or painful eye problems, you might assume that you have no reasons to schedule an eye exam. The truth, however, is that eye exams can save your vision before you ever would recognize symptoms of such problems. Some eye disease and disorders can progress over the years, leaving irreparable damage before you start to lose your eyesight. By getting your eyes checked regularly, our optometrists can identify the earliest signs of these conditions and then prescribe treatment, slowing or stopping the problem long before it can rob you of your eyesight.
Eye exams are equally important for children, working-age adults, and senior citizens. In children, undiagnosed eye and vision problems can cause critical delays in visual and academic development. Working-age adults may struggle with presbyopia, computer vision syndrome, and other issues. Seniors may be especially vulnerable to sight-stealing eye diseases, especially in the presence of chronic systemic problems such as hypertension and diabetes.
What Does Our Optometrists Check?
Our optometrists will screen for several worrying disorders in the hopes of catching and treating them as early as possible. Examples include:
- Macular degeneration
- Diabetic retinopathy
- Functional errors such as amblyopia and strabismus
- Refractive errors such as nearsightedness, farsightedness, presbyopia, and astigmatism
- Tumors, abnormal blood vessel development, and signs of retinal damage
What to Expect During a Typical Eye Exam
In an eye exam one of the specialized tools that will be used is called the Optos machine, it provides a fast and painless retinal image without the need of dilatating your pupils. We will also examine the corneas and lenses of the eyes using a device called a slit lamp. Pressure testing helps us diagnose possible glaucoma, while a variety of simulator tests show us how well your eyes are functioning. Last but not least, you'll read from an eye chart to help us determine your visual acuity.
Schedule an Exam with Our Wichita Optometrists
If you or your loved ones haven't had an eye exam lately, call 316-721-8877 for an appointment with our Wichita optometrists at Child & Family Eyecare.