Our vision is arguably our most important sense. We explore our world through our eyes, learn, develop, and form bonds with our eyes. Routine eye care is essential for protecting and preserving this connection to our world.
A comprehensive eye exam involves:
Eye exams are also part of preventive healthcare as essential tools for detecting other health conditions like diabetes, stroke, or hypertension. Optometrists can also detect brain tumors, multiple sclerosis, thyroid disease, Sjogren’s syndrome, and medication toxicities.
To ensure your eye get proper care, we follow the eye exam frequency recommended by the American Optometry Association:
Everyone’s eyes are unique, so we may recommend a different schedule for you based on your specific eye care needs.
Children’s eyes are continuously growing and changing. While they are always gaining new visual skills and learning new things through their eyes, they may also develop an eye condition that could impact them academically and socially.
It’s important that children’s vision is checked more extensively than just reading an eye chart on a wall.
Children are often unaware when they have a vision problem because they simply believe they see like everyone else. To ensure their eyes are developing properly and that any vision problems that arise are treated swiftly, children should undergo routine eye exams. We recommend following the exam schedule outlined by the American Optometry Association:
Our eye care team at Good Hope Vision Center strives to make our eye exams comfortable and enjoyable for our littlest patients.
Diabetes is a systemic disorder that affects the body’s ability to use or produce insulin. Over time, diabetes can damage your organs, nerves, and blood vessels. Because your eyes are so fragile, damage caused by diabetes can appear in your eyes first.
Your risk of eye complications increases the longer you have diabetes. But seeing your optometrist for annual eye exams can help protect your ocular health and ensure diabetic eye diseases are caught early.
At Good Hope Vision Center, we use a retinal camera to take a photo of the inside of your eye. Even if we find signs of eye disease, you can still maintain strong, healthy eyes with ongoing management and treatments.
Contact lenses are an excellent alternative to eyeglasses and laser eye surgery. Used to correct common refractive errors like hyperopia, myopia, astigmatism, and presbyopia, contact lenses offer superior flexibility and benefits suitable for many lifestyles and preferences.
However, contact lenses sit directly on the eyes and are considered a medical device. So, you’ll require a contact lens exam and proper fitting to ensure they fit your unique eyes and provide you with superior vision.
Depending on the complexity of the lenses, a fitting may take several visits to achieve the best possible vision. A contact lens prescription can’t be provided until the fit is final.
Our ultimate goal is to ensure your contact lenses will provide you with long-term comfort and clarity.