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Comprehensive Eye Exams

Our Doctors Answer:

What is a comprehensive eye exam, is this different than the other eye exams I have had before?

A comprehensive eye examination includes a detailed assessment of eye health, with pupil dilation, and vision testing to determine what, if any vision correction is needed. It also includes a detailed patient and family history.   

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Eyecare Specialties - Comprehensive Eye Exams

Your eyes gradually change, which is simply a natural part of the aging process. Other elements such as hormones, pregnancy, prescription drugs, and even the weather can factor into your vision. When this happens, your prescription changes, too. This is why regular eye exams are such an essential part of your health.

Just like seeing a family doctor for an annual physical is an important aspect of managing your health, doing the same for your eyes is necessary to maintain excellent vision and a high quality of life. At Eyecare Specialties, our eye doctors have the skills and expertise needed to assess your changing vision and equip you with the right prescription. We help patients throughout Lee's Summit with all of their vision needs.

What Happens During an Eye Exam?

A comprehensive eye exam involves a thorough analysis of your eyes and visual acuity. During the exam, the doctor will speak with you about your family medical history, including any diseases and general health concerns, medications, and surgeries. Your personal lifestyle is also a factor, since time spent outdoors, travel, occupation, and recreational activities can impact your vision.

The comprehensive eye exam includes a number of tests to assess your overall eye health. Eyecare Specialties in Lee's Summit has the top-of-the-line medical equipment and expertise that enable us to provide you with the best quality of care that you and your loved ones deserve.

Based on your specific case, the doctor may perform a number of tests to check for common eye diseases and your overall vision health. This may include a basic eye chart to test your general vision, a color vision test, an eye pressure test to check for early signs of glaucoma, and others.

Children’s Eye Exams in Lee's Summit

Our youngest patients have their own unique vision needs. Because kids grow so quickly, each stage of their growth and development brings significant changes, especially to their visual and physical health. A 2-year old has different vision needs than a child in 4th grade. As they hit their teenage years, vision needs can be even more important. Increased screen time and driving lessons are some of the most common factors that can affect adolescents’ vision.

Our doctors recommend regular exams to check how your child’s vision is advancing. Any potential problems can be discovered during a comprehensive pediatric eye exam. The American Optometric Association (AOA) recommends regular eye exams at age 6 months, 3 years when a child begins school, and every 2 years after that.

Children who have existing eye health issues or genetic conditions should be examined more frequently. Babies who were born prematurely, children with myopia (nearsightedness), hyperopia (farsightedness), or astigmatism, or kids whose family members have a history of eye conditions or neurological disorders should schedule eye exams on a regular basis.

Glasses and Contacts

If you wear eyeglasses or contact lenses, it’s essential to have your eyes examined routinely. People with changing vision who continue wearing the same prescription can strain their eyes or develop stronger refractive errors. A comprehensive eye exam is the #1 way to determine to change prescription needs.

The doctors and experienced staff at Eyecare Specialties have the knowledge and expertise you need. We can give you and your family a comprehensive eye exam to check for common vision problems and keep your eyes healthy and strong, ensuring that you’ve got the best eye care available in Lee's Summit.

 

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