If you can see clearly, you probably take your vision for granted. However, blurry eyesight can take its toll on your quality of life. The gradual onset of disease is even scarier, since it can slowly steal your vision away. To keep your eyesight intact, be sure to schedule yearly eye exams in Houston.
Who Should See an Optometrist?
Regardless of age or physical health, everyone should see an optometrist once a year for a comprehensive eye exam. Children who complain of headaches at school may have difficulty seeing the chalkboard. With an eye exam at Space Center Eye Associates in Clear Lake City, your child can receive a corrective prescription for eyeglasses or contacts.
Regular eye exams in Houston give you the chance to update your prescription for the best vision possible. A visit to our Greater Houston office can also reveal eye diseases early so treatment can begin immediately.
What do Eye Exams in Houston Include?
When you schedule eye exams in Houston for your family, here’s what to expect:
- Dr. Keith Manuel or Dr. Beth Robinson goes over your family history, health status, medication list and vision issues.
- You undergo a visual acuity test to measure your eyesight.
- Tests are performed to measure your peripheral vision, depth perception, color vision, responsiveness to light, eye muscle capabilities, eye focus, eye movement and eye pressure.
- Bright light and magnification are used to check your eyelids and outer eye.
- Pupil dilation may be necessary to examine the internal eye structures.
What Problems Does an Optometrist Look For?
When you or your child visits our Clear Lake City office, here are the conditions our optometrists look for:
- Refractive error: Nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism are types of refractive errors. They blur your vision either up close or from a distance. These errors can be corrected with glasses or contact lenses.
- Amblyopia: The eyes are sometimes misaligned, or the refractive error in one eye is far greater than the other. As a coping mechanism, the brain often suppresses vision from the misaligned or blurry eye, which can lead to permanent vision problems. Amblyopia is often corrected with a patch over the good eye to strengthen the weaker eye.
- Strabismus: Also known as crossed eyes, this condition can cause depth perception problems and lead to amblyopia.
- Binocular vision problems: Even properly aligned eyes may not focus properly, which can cause headaches, eye strain or other problems that make reading and other near-vision tasks difficult.
- Presbyopia: An age-related vision problem, presbyopia makes it difficult to focus on things up close. This is why adults usually start needing reading glasses around age 40.
- Eye diseases: Glaucoma, cataracts, macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy are eye diseases you can catch and begin treatment for early with regular eye exams.
Visit Space Center Eye Associates Today
When you notice something wrong with your vision, take it seriously! Schedule eye exams in Houston for your whole family to catch and correct vision problems today.