Frequently Asked Questions About Our Manchester CT Eye and Vision Exams
Eye and visions exams are more important than you might think, especially if you're confused about what they're all about. Here are some answers to frequently asked questions on the subject from Prudhomme Vision in Manchester CT.
- What is a comprehensive eye exam? A comprehensive eye exam is a detailed evaluation of all the critical aspects of your ocular wellness. These include an eye health exam, eye function exam and visual acuity testing.
- What is included in an eye health evaluation? Our eye doctor may dilate your pupils to view the retina, optic nerves, blood vessels and other structures for signs of disease. We also examine the front of the eye. Tonometry measures eye pressure to check for glaucoma.
- Which eye functions do you evaluate? Our Manchester optometrist will evaluate your eye focus, teaming, movement and coordination. Additional tests check your color sense, depth perception, light responsiveness, peripheral function and eye muscle function.
- How do you test my vision? We have you read the lines of letters on a Snellen eye chart. If you have trouble seeing a particular line clearly, our Manchester optometrist can have you look through combinations of lenses to find your corrective vision prescription.
- What do the eye chart results mean? "20/20" means that you can read letters at a simulated distance of 20 feet as well as the normal standard for healthy eyes. The larger the second number, the more significant your vision problem.
- What's causing my visual acuity problem? Apart from eye disease or functional problems, an abnormal eye shape may be causing a refractive error such as farsightedness, nearsightedness or astigmatism.
- Why am I suddenly having vision problems in middle age? After the age of 40, a refractive error called presbyopia is a common problem. This occurs when the lens of eye becomes too stiff to change focus easily.
- Why do I need regular eye exams? Some eye diseases show no symptoms until they have already caused irreversible damage. Regular eye exams allow your Manchester CT eye doctor to catch and treat these issues early. We recommend an eye exam every one to two years depending on your current eye health, age and visual acuity.
- When should my kids start receiving eye exams? Children should receive their first eye exam around the age of 6 months, after the eyes and brain have figured out how to collaborate on visual processing. Additional exams should occur at the age of 3 and around the age of 6.
- Do seniors need extra eye exams? Seniors may need eye exams more frequently due to their elevated risk for diabetic eye disease, cataracts, glaucoma, macular degeneration, hypertensive eye disease and other issues.
Schedule an Eye Exam with Our Manchester CT Optometrist
Now that you know more about eye and vision exams, call 860-644-3364 and schedule one with our Manchester CT Optometrist. We can answer any additional questions you may have!