Often, we take our vision for granted. But what would you do if suddenly your vision was impaired? A regular eye exam will identify any existing eye problems or diseases and take quick action to rectify the problem through the appropriate treatment. Keep in mind that eye and vision problems tend to occur over time; you may not even be aware that your vision is slowly changing.
Optometrist inspecting a young patients visionRegular eye exams are also just as important for children as for adults. It can diagnose early development vision problems, and corrective measures can be taken. For example, it’s not uncommon for children to experience learning problems due to improper vision. Kids don’t often complain because they don’t realize what proper vision actually is. With an eye exam, the vision problem is identified, and a corrective prescription can be written for eye glasses or contact lenses. Most eye care experts recommend that you have a complete eye and vision exam every one to three years, depending on your age, risk factors and whether or not you currently wear corrective lenses
Space Center Eye Associates: Your Optometrist for Eye and Vision Care
Both optometrist Dr. Keith Manuel and Dr. Beth Robinson have a deep understanding and knowledge of eye anatomy, function, eye disease management and the latest ophthalmic equipment. A complete family history, list of your medical conditions, medications and vision issues will be discussed with you when meeting with one of our optometrists. It is information that is given consideration when making recommendations or determining treatment. Expect a thorough and comprehensive eye and vision exam at Space Center Eye Associates.
A visual acuity test is performed via a wall chart and reading eye chart to measure how each individual eye is seeing. The results are given in a fraction. For example, 20/20 is the standard for reading and distance vision. Depending on the results of the visual acuity test, eye exercises, contact lenses or corrective eyeglasses may be prescribed. The exam also includes the testing of eye functionality. It’s a thorough test that evaluates peripheral vision, depth perception, color vision, responsiveness to light, eye muscle capabilities, eye focus and eye movement. This test will enable our optometrists identify and diagnose any underlying issues that are effecting the performance of your eyes.
Both visual inspection and tonometry are used to evaluate the health of the external and internal structures of the eyes. A bright light and magnification are sued to inspect the eyelids and outer eye. The pupils may be dilated or examine internal structures, and tonometry is used to measure eye pressure. Increased eye pressure may be a warning sign of glaucoma. Dr. Keith Manuel and Dr. Beth Robinson always discuss the results of eye exams in detail with their patients.
Medical Eye Exams
As your optometrist in Houston TX the Space Center Eye Associates offers comprehensive medical eye exams. A medical eye exam is a focused type of exam that looks for specific eye conditions or eye diseases. Individuals who are more likely to suffer from age-related vision loss or eye disease due to their medical history should consider getting Houston medical eye exams. Find out what to expect when you visit your Houston optometrist for medical eye exams.
Medical Eye Exams and Wellness Vision Exams
Typically our patients come to us for wellness vision exams, which are used for eyeglass prescriptions or contact lens fittings. This differs from a medical eye exam that is used for diagnosing eye diseases, as well as for the treatment of eye disease. Most commonly patients at Space Center Eye Associates will come in for a routine wellness vision exam. At this point optometrists Dr. Keith Manuel and Dr. Beth Robinson may detect an indicator of eye disease. As a result a medical eye exam will be scheduled so to diagnose and treat the medical condition. You will need to schedule a separate medical eye exam following a routine wellness vision exam.
Houston Medical Eye Exams
As your provider of Houston medical eye exams we provide tests and treatments for eye diseases. We may use eye drops, oral medications, or other methods to treat your eyes. Keep in mind that early detection and treatment is always the best remedy. The longer you are suffering from an eye disease, the greater the risk that the disease can lead to irreversible vision loss depending on your eye condition.
Eye Diseases Treated by Medical Eye Exams
One of the most common eye diseases we treat using medical eye exams is cataracts. Cataracts are films that develop over the surface of the eye causing cloudy lenses that lead to fading colors and light haloes. Fortunately we can easily treat cataracts following a medical eye exam using corrective lenses and lifestyle advice. However, if you delay in treatment you may need to have eye surgery to treat your cataracts. Other eye diseases your optometrist in Houston can successfully diagnose and treat via a medical eye exam include macular degeneration and glaucoma.
Eye Disease Treatments at Space Center Eye Associates
Here at the Space Center Eye Associates we provide you with comprehensive optical care during and after your medical eye exam. After your eye disease exam we will help you manage your eye disease symptoms and provide vision correction. Additionally we are here to assist you with long term vision and eye care management as needed.
Make an Appointment with Our Optometrists in Houston Today
If it’s time for an eye exam, call us at Space Center Eye Associates to schedule an appointment with our eye doctor. We serve patients in Clear Lake and Houston Bay Area, and are happy to work with your busy schedule.