Eye and Vision Exams
Eye and vision exams are important in helping you learn more about your eye health and preserving your eyesight. In fact, the American Optometric Association recommends that parents of infants schedule their first optometry exam between the ages of six and 12 months. The second exam should come before your child starts school and every year thereafter. At Eyes On Hayden in Scottsdale, AZ, we provide eye and vision exams to detect any conditions or diseases early and offer treatment to reduce vision loss. Prior to visiting us, learn more about these exams below!
What to Expect During Your Appointment
The purpose of an eye exam is to determine your clarity of vision and whether you have any ocular conditions, such as glaucoma, that require treatment. During the exam, our optometrists will shine a light in your eye to see how your pupils react. Along with that, we will check eye tracking and how well your eyes work together. We’ll also review your medical history and ask you about any symptoms you have been experiencing to determine if you may need any treatments.
This test helps to determine if you have 20/20 vision or require vision correction. Our eye doctor will set up a chart several feet away from you that contains letters of various sizes. The top row has the largest letters and the bottom row has the smallest. You will read each row of letters to us while covering one eye and then switching to the other eye.
If you have 20/20 vision, you will be able to see the bottom row clearly without having to squint. Should you struggle to read one or more rows, our optometrist will place a phoropter in front of your eyes to help make images clearer. A phoropter is a device that contains lenses with different strengths that may or may not improve your visual clarity. Be sure to let our optometrist know which lenses make images clearer and which do not.
A tonometry is a test that measures the pressure in your eyes to determine if you are developing glaucoma. This disease causes fluid to build up in your eyes and put more pressure on the optic nerve. Glaucoma can have a significant impact on vision and even cause blindness. For patients who have higher eye pressure, our optometrist will recommend prescription eye drops to lower the pressure and prevent further damage to the optic nerve.
Contact us for an Appointment Today
To learn more about eye and vision exams or to schedule your visit, contact Eyes On Hayden in Scottsdale, AZ, at (480) 900-2020 today. We are happy to provide you with additional information and set you up with an appointment. When you need an optometrist near me, our team looks forward to assisting you!