Eye exams aren’t just meant to get new glasses and contact lenses — they’re also for monitoring your eye health and protecting your vision. Kianoush Kian, MD, and Scott Wayment, OD, at Advanced Laser & Eye Center of Arizona, home of MyEyesToday.com, offer comprehensive eye exams for patients of all ages at their modern and welcoming offices in Gilbert, Chandler, and Queen Creek, Arizona. If you or a member of your family is due for an eye exam, call Advanced Laser & Eye Center of Arizona at 480-632-2020 or schedule your next exam online today at MyEyesToday.com.
If you need corrective lenses to see clearly, you should have an eye exam every year. Not only is your prescription only valid for 12 months, but your vision can continue to change, and you need an accurate prescription to see clearly and avoid issues like headaches, squinting, and eye strain.
However, even if you don’t need glasses or contact lenses to see clearly, you should have your eyes checked at least every two years between the ages of 20 and 40, and once a year after 50. You should take your baby for their first eye exam when they’re approximately six months old. Then starting at the age of three, they should have their eyes checked every two years annually if they actually end up needing glasses.
Even if you don’t need corrective lenses to see clearly, it’s still essential to have eye exams. Like many other health conditions, eye diseases like glaucoma, diabetic eye disease, and macular degeneration, don’t usually cause symptoms in their early stages and it can be too late to regain vision if you wait for symptoms.
Routine eye exams allow your eye doctor an opportunity to assess your eye health. If your exam reveals any signs of disease, the doctors at Advanced Laser & Eye Center of Arizona can provide state-of-the-art, personalized treatment to restore your eye health and protect your vision.
Comprehensive eye exams include a variety of tests to assess your visual acuity and eye health.
Visual acuity tests measure the sharpness and clarity of your vision. Your doctor tests each of your eyes individually. They also check how well your eyes track a moving object and transfer between focusing on objects close up and in the distance.
Retinoscopy provides an estimation of your eyeglass prescription, and refraction is the process of refining it.
Your doctor uses a slit-lamp, which is like a magnifying camera, to examine the external and internal structures of your eye. Your doctor may dilate your pupils to get a clear look at your retinas to check for signs of disease or optic nerve damage.
Advanced Laser & Eye Center of Arizona uses tonometry, pachymetry, Optical Coherence Tomography, and visual field testing to assess your risk for glaucoma.
If you or a member of your family is due for an eye exam, call Advanced Laser & Eye Center of Arizona at 480-632-2020 or make an appointment online today at MyEyesToday.com.