02Mar/20

Knowing When You Should Take An Eye Exam

Eye Exam: When Is The Right Time

The function of the eye examination is to determine the current state of the eye, to check the visual acuity, and to see if there is any eye disease. Regular preventative check-ups at eye doctor Castle Rock CO help us to detect eye problems at the earliest stages where the chances for effective and quick treatment are greatest.

For children between the third and fifth year, an eye examination is required, since then it is possible to determine if there is any problem.

Of course, this examination should be done earlier if the pediatrician suspects that there is an eye illness.

In adults, assuming they are healthy, vision tests are required every 5 years, from the age of 20 to 30 years of life.

For persons older than this, controls should be performed every two years after 40 years of life.

After 65 years, eye control is desired once a year. However, if there is a vision problem, or some eye disease, more frequent visits are required.

During the visit to the ophthalmologist, you need to answer as accurately as possible on his questions, especially if there is an eye illness in the family. If you wear glasses or contact lenses, be sure to bring them with you.

What Does The Eye Examination Covers?

An eye doctor Castle Rock Co examination consists of an examination of visual acuity at close and distance, measuring eye pressure, the examination of the back of the eye (eye bottom), and the front of the eye (eyelid, cornea, eyelashes).

  • Visual acuity test

The visual acuity test is used to show how clearly you can see. Reading letters whose size decreases gradually, with one eye and the other, will determine whether vision correction is necessary for distance. Shortsightedness is checked by the same procedure, by reading special tables that are 25 to 30cm away from you.

  • Eye pressure

Eye pressure is measured by a tonometer (special apparatus) that measures the pressure of the fluid inside the eye. The front of the eye is examined by a biomicroscope or a slit lamp that illuminates the front of the eye and magnifies it.

  • Eye bottom

This part of the eye is examined by an ophthalmoscope by which the doctor can determine the condition of the optic nerve as well as the blood vessels of the retina.

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