Eye Exam FAQ’s in Plano
Health experts recommend regular eye exams as part of a strategy to maintain good health throughout your life. Omni Eye Care Center offers comprehensive eye exams to determine problems with vision and general eye health. Here are a few of the most common questions regarding eye exams for both children and adults.
How Often Should I Schedule an Eye Exam?
Children should get an eye exam in Plano early in life to ensure no vision problems will impede their physical and mental development. They should also receive exams before starting school and then every one to two years during their school years. Adults generally should receive an eye exam every 2 years but should increase the frequency of eye exams as they move into their 50s and 60s when vision problems become more prevalent.
When Should Children Get Their First Eye Exam?
The American Optometric Association recommends that children get their first eye exam at 6 months of age. Although you may not understand how children can respond sufficiently for an eye exam, be assured that special methods are available to gauge whether very young children can see clearly. Children should also have an eye exam before they enter pre-school to ensure they can take advantage of the opportunities to learn at this early age. Children should also be tested before they enter first grade to ensure they are ready for the more intensive academic activities of grade school.
What Happens During A Typical Eye Exam?
Our Plano optometrist will ask you questions about your general health, the condition of your eyes, and what kind of work you do. We will then administer a visual acuity test consisting of reading a chart to see how well you see. We will check your central vision and peripheral vision, as well as pupil responses and eye tracking to see how well your eyes track together.
You will then be asked to look into a number of specialized instruments to allow the eye doctor to see into your eyes and test how clear your vision is. The optometrist will also test the pressure within the eyes for signs of glaucoma. Your Plano eye doctor may also administer drops into the eyes to dilate the pupils to allow a larger window into the eyes to check for problems of the retina, blood vessels, and optic nerve.
What Happens If the Optometrist Finds A Problem During Eye Exams?
Optometrists often find irregularities of the cornea that cause nearsightedness, farsightedness or other vision problems. For conditions such as these, our optometrist will provide options for vision correction, such as eyeglasses or contact lenses. During Plano eye exams, the optometrist will also check for any early signs of eye diseases, such as glaucoma, macular degeneration or other issues. If necessary, your Plano optometrist can refer you to other eye specialists, as well as provide regular care for many eye diseases that can impact your vision.
Make Omni Eye Care Center Your Plano Optometrist for Eye Exams
With years of experience, Dr. Mark Taroyan uses his carefully hones professional skills to provide comprehensive eye exams for the residents of Plano, TX and surrounding communities. We offer a broad range of vision care services and can provide the highest quality eye care for you and your family.