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Yearly Eye and Vision Exams - Elkridge, MD
For many of us, we don't think about visiting a doctor until something feels wrong. When dealing with our eyes, however, this approach is the wrong one. Our eyes rarely hurt during the initial stages of illness and eye disease. And without symptoms to alert us to problems, only an annual eye exam can pick up early signs of eye conditions - and even potentially save our sight.
At Bay Family Eye Care, we strive to provide comprehensive, primary eye care for the whole family. Preventive and routine eye exams are important to maintaining good eye health. By diagnosing eye and vision conditions early on, our optometrist is able provide treatment options and in many cases restore or prevent vision loss. To meet with our team for your next exam, schedule an appointment online or call (410) 796-4555 today!
FAQs on Vision Exams:
Why Should I Schedule Regular Eye Exams?
Eye exams play two crucial roles in our lives.
For starters, eye exams can determine if you need glasses, or if you need an updated glasses prescription. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about 11 million Americans over age 12 need vision correction aids.
Additionally, regular eye exams play an important part in preserving your vision in the event of illness. Many eye diseases develop without noticeable symptoms at first; and by the time symptoms develop that patients can notice, the diseases are often very advanced, making treatment much more difficult.
A comprehensive dilated eye exam by an optometrist or ophthalmologist is necessary to find eye diseases in their early stages, when treatment to prevent vision loss is most effective.
What Should I Expect During an Eye Exam and Consultation at Bay Family Eye Care?
During an eye exam, our technicians will ask you questions about the following:
- any symptoms or issues you are experiencing
- medications you are currently taking
- any blurry vision issues you’re having
- your work environment
- your overall health
Family history and previous eye or vision conditions will also be discussed during this part of the examination. Our doctors will consider this information when determining any treatments or recommendations.
What Should I Expect During Vision Testing at Bay Family Eye Care?
During vision testing, our optometrists provide a standard vision acuity test as part of a comprehensive eye exam. During this test, our doctors will measure how each eye is seeing by using a wall eye chart and a reading eye chart. The results of these tests are portrayed as a fraction, with 20/20 being the standard for normal distance and reading vision. Depending on the results of your vision test, our doctors may prescribe corrective glasses, contacts, or eye exercises.
Our team will also evaluate the health of your eyes overall during your exam. Our doctors evaluate the eye health by visually inspecting the eye and eyelids using magnification and a bright light. To examine the internal structures of the eye, we dilate the pupils. Increased eye pressure may be an indicator of glaucoma, so we utilize tonometry to measure eye pressure. After completing these short tests, our doctors review the results and discuss the treatment options with you.
What Additional Vision Testing is Available at Bay Family Eye Care?
In addition to vision testing, an eye exam in our office includes testing focused on eye functionality. Our technicians perform several tests to evaluate depth perception, color vision, eye muscle capabilities, peripheral vision, and responsiveness to light. Several other simple tests are completed to determine whether the eyes are focusing, moving, and working together properly. The test results enable our doctors to diagnose any underlying conditions that may be impairing the eyes ability to focus or work together.
Ready to schedule an appointment? At Bay Family Eye Care, we strive to provide comprehensive, primary eye care for the whole family. Regular exams at our practice allow us to help you maintain good eye health, as well as restore or prevent vision loss. Contact us at 410-796-4555 today to schedule a comprehensive eye exam!