Everyone should have an eye exam every one to two years. Regular eye exams help monitor your eye health as you age, and it’s the time when you may get a new prescription for glasses or contact lenses. Magdalena Saint-Louis, OD, and her team at Real Vision Center offer comprehensive eye exams to patients of all ages in Pembroke Pines, Florida. Make an appointment online or by phone today to have your eyes examined.
An eye exam is the first step to seeing more clearly. At an eye exam, Dr. Saint-Louis looks at the quality of your vision and the health of your eyeballs. Using a variety of tests, she determines your eye prescription.
Dr. Saint-Louis examines your visual acuity, checks how your eyes work together, and takes a look at your overall eye health. Some tests are simple, such as reading an eye chart. Other tests involve high-tech equipment that helps Dr. Saint-Louis look inside your eyes and assess their health.
You can expect your comprehensive eye exam to take a little longer than an hour. Most exams start with a visual acuity test, which measures how clearly you see. You may have a test that checks for color blindness.
Dr. Saint-Louis then checks your ocular motility, or eye movements. Your eyes work together to receive light and images and transmit them to your brain. If your eyes don’t work together properly, you may suffer eye strain and have difficulty reading.
Refraction testing is the test used to determine your eyeglasses prescription. Dr. Saint-Louis typically ends your eye exam by looking at the health of your eye tissues. If you have an eye disease or another condition, you may undergo more specialized testing.
If you need corrective lenses, the team at Real Vision Center helps you choose the best glasses frames and type of lenses for your needs. If you’re interested in contacts, the team talks with you about your options and gives you sample contact lenses to try out.
Kids should have their first eye exam at six months old. They should then have their eyes checked when they are three years old and again when they start elementary school. After starting school, kids should have eye exams once a year.
Some risk factors for vision problems in children include:
If your child wears glasses, it’s important to make sure they have regular eye exams.
For comprehensive eye exams for the whole family, come to Real Vision Center. Get your eye exams, glasses, and contacts from the team to start seeing better. Call the office or book your appointment online today.