The Difference Between a Vision Screening and a Thorough Vision Exam:
Eugene OR eye specialists from Drs. Fine, Hoffman, & Sims offer one of the most thorough vision evaluations in the city. While it’s true that you have multiple options available to you when it comes to scheduling an eye exam, it’s important to know the difference between a routine screening and a real eye test. For a lifetime of healthy eyes and good vision, we highly recommend seeing a team of eye specialists who will not only check your current prescription if you need eye glasses or contacts, but detect problems with the health of your eyes long before a screening would find them.
A vision screening versus a real eye exam:
Screenings are a quick and cost-effective way to find out whether you need vision correction. As well, a screening can typically detect a major eye health issue. A screening is not recommended as the only point of contact with an eye care professional. Once a screening has indicated that a patient needs vision correction or is experiencing some type of problem with their eyesight, it’s recommended that a true eye specialist is sought out for further examination.
When you schedule a vision exam in Eugene at Drs. Fine, Hoffman, & Sims, you’ll undergo a very thorough series of tests using the latest in technology to evaluate your eyes for visual acuity and complete eye health. Our ophthalmologists will check for early signs of glaucoma, cataracts, macular degeneration and detached retina. Having your eyes thoroughly examined on an annual basis is the best method of early detection for other health problems as well, such as diabetes, risk of stroke, and high blood pressure.
We’re grateful for schools that offer vision screening for our community’s children, however we are of the firm belief that regular eye exams for children are extremely important. As such, we recommend all children are seen by an eye care specialists at the ages of: 6 months, 3 years, 5 years, and thereafter every two years. Children wearing eyeglasses or contact lenses should be seen by a qualified ophthalmologist every year to check for prescription changes. Remember that just because your child passes a vision screening, it doesn’t mean they have perfect vision.
Seniors ages 60 and over should schedule an annual vision exam in Eugene to check for the most common causes of blindness, which includes diabetic retinopathy, macular degeneration, and glaucoma, since the risks for these eye problems increase with age. Early detection and treatment can greatly reduce the risks of vision loss for many common eye problems that are all too often left undetected.
You can learn more about the importance of having a thorough vision exam in Eugene, OR by visiting our website at FineMD.com. If you have questions about our services, please use our FAQ resources or call our office at 800-452-2040. When it comes to your vision, seeing a team of eye care specialists can make a huge difference in your results.
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