Eye Exams at SPEX Eye Care
There are certain elements of your life that you just need to know are in good working order -- from your car and your home plumbing system to your body. If you depend on your eyes to help you with countless daily tasks and activities (as most of us do), you need to know if those eyes are developing any issues that might require sight-saving treatment. Scheduling regular eye exams at SPEX Eye Care in Seattle is a big step in the right direction.
The Importance of Regular Exams at Our Seattle Optometry Center
Even if your vision isn't quite what it used to be, you may be seeing well enough that you don't think about going in for eye and vision testing at our Seattle optometry center. Unfortunately, the lack of serious symptoms doesn't mean that a serious problem doesn't exist. Conditions such as diabetic retinopathy, macular degeneration, glaucoma, and cataracts can take a long time to make their presence known to you through symptoms -- and by the time you notice that your vision is impaired, you may have suffered extensive permanent eye damage.
It's also possible that your vision is worse than you think it is, if only because you've gotten used to the gradual changes caused by refractive errors or other problems. These small deteriorations in visual acuity can contribute to eye strain, headaches, and potential safety hazards. Regular eye exams allow us to keep on top of any such changes while also addressing diseases in plenty of time to protect your eyes.
A Typical Eye and Vision Exam From Our Eye Doctor
Our eye doctor in Seattle, Dr. Campbell, encourages people of all ages to receive periodic eye exams. Pre-school children generally receive three major exams to check their eye health and function; we will also prescribe glasses, if necessary, for kids with refractive errors who are about to enter school. School-aged children and adults should have exams every other year unless we're monitoring a problem, in which case annual exams are recommended. Seniors should always schedule annual exams so we can watch for issues such as cataracts and macular degeneration. A typical eye exam for most patients will include:
- Eye function testing using simulators and other painless devices
- Inspection of the exterior and interior of the eye (with the aid of pupil dilation)
- Vision testing (using an eye chart) to check for refractive errors
Call Our Seattle Optometrist to Schedule Your Exam
Take control of your family's ocular health and visual acuity, starting today. Call either of our locations to schedule an exam with our Seattle optometrist!