Visiting your eye doctor once a year is a necessary part of your total health maintenance. Proper vision is closely linked to the learning process as well so eye exams for children play an important role. If vision problems in children are not detected early, schoolwork can definitely be affected. Therefore, if you see that your child is not performing up to par at school, have their eyes examined with our Summerlin eye doctor, Romy Park, OD. With our adult patients, prescriptions should be kept current, as well as early signs of eye diseases checked for, so it’s also important for their eyes to be examined yearly. Our dedicated staff provides exceptional eye care, starting with comprehensive eye exams for your entire family.
Statistics show that one in five Americans put off having yearly eye exams and our Summerlin eye doctor can’t stress enough that without yearly eye exams, serious problems that can threaten your eyesight can be missed. Treatment options for these problems can be vision therapy, a prescription for contact lenses or glasses, eye vitamins, or medical treatment for eye disease. No matter your age, yearly comprehensive eye exams are important to see more clearly now and make sure you continue to see clearly in the future.
During a comprehensive eye exam with our Summerlin eye doctor, much more than determining your prescription for eyeglasses or contact lenses is accomplished. A variety of tests will be used to examine your eyes, from having you read an eye chart to more involved tests, such as using a high-powered lens to see the tiny configurations inside your eyes. You can expect your eye exam to take an hour or so but it could take longer depending on how involved the tests are to evaluate your vision and the complete health of your eyes. You will also be checked for common eye diseases, and there will be an assessment of your eyes to see how well they work together. Nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism will be checked for as well, since these are common conditions that affect your eyesight. Many patients are not aware that high cholesterol and high blood pressure can also be detected by looking at your eye’s blood vessels and retina. After your yearly eye exam, Dr. Park will discuss your results and suggest treatment options that are best suited to your specific needs.