Your eyes are an indicator of overall health, so during an eye exam our optometrist will conduct a comprehensive eye exam to evaluate the health of your eyes and the quality of your vision. Tests include screenings for glaucoma, cataracts, conjunctivitis, diabetic retinopathy and macular degeneration.
These tests range from having you read a simple eye chart to more complex tests, such as using a high-powered lens to examine the health of the tissues inside of your eyes. Our doctors, as well as the American Optometric Association, recommend you have a complete eye exam annually. For adults with diabetes, high blood pressure and other disorders, doctors recommend more frequent examinations – as many diseases can have an impact on vision and eye health.
The risk of eye disease continues to increase with advancing age, so everyone over the age of 60 should be examined annually.
Regardless of your age or physical health, it’s important to have regular eye exams.
It’s a good idea to have your eyes examined every one to two years to check for common age-related eye problems such as presbyopia, cataracts and macular degeneration.
Eye Exams For Children
Experts estimate that approximately 5% to 10% of pre-schoolers and 25% of school-aged children have vision problems which can lead to learning challenges at school and low self-esteem. According to the American Optometric Association (AOA), all children should have their eyes examined at 6 months of age, at age 3 and again at the start of school. Children without vision problems or risk factors for eye or vision problems should then continue to have their eyes examined at least every two years throughout school. The doctors at City Optix will help your child feel comfortable with the exam and the friendly staff will help them choose the frames that make them feel cool!
Eye Exams For Adults
Many of our clients have enjoyed great success with Lasik surgery to reduce or eliminate nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism. Our optometrists are experts in Lasik co-management and will help you determine if the surgery will work for you – as well as the long term care of your eyes after the procedure.
City Optix works with the latest technology so dilating your eyes is no longer necessary! The optomap ultra-wide digital retinal imaging system captures about 70% more of your retina than traditional methods. This enhances our optometrist’s ability to detect event the earliest signs of disease.
Computer Eye Strain + Computer Vision Syndrome (CVS)
With the increased use of computers and mobile devices,
computer eye strain has become a major job-related complaint – affecting 50 to 90 percent of computer workers. These problems can range from physical fatigue to eye twitching and red eyes.
As the City Optix team about digital lenses to reduce issues such as eye strain, headaches, and dizziness can all be reduced to a minimum with the latest in lense technology.. Stronger prescription needs and astigmatism can also be addressed with digital lens technology.