There isn’t anything routine about receiving your annual eye examination and eye health evaluation at Optical Visit in New Rochelle. A comprehensive eye wellness and vision evaluation is the foundation of maintaining healthy eyesight throughout your lifetime. During this simple and painless evaluation with our optometrists, we will review your eye and medical records, paying specific attention to your family history as many eye diseases are hereditary. For the visual assessment part of an eye exam, our eye doctors will measure your visual skill, eye muscle balance, color vision, and visual field. Other tests are aimed at diagnosing various eye diseases, including cataracts, glaucoma, and macular degeneration, age-related eye diseases which cause varying degrees of vision loss and blindness in their more advanced stages. These three eye diseases are serious threats to your vision as you grow older and must be diagnosed early in order to prevent unnecessary vision loss. The last portion of the New Rochelle eye exam at Optical Visit will also assess your overall nutrition and wellness, which can strongly impact your eye health. Whether you’re diabetic, a smoker, or severely overweight, our eye doctors can inform you about your increased risks of developing eye diseases and conditions.
Unlike a preventative dental appointment which you schedule every six months, visiting your optometrist at Optical Visit does not have to be has strictly scheduled. It is generally recommended that as an adult you receive a yearly eye health evaluation, however, if you have certain risk factors, this appointment should be more frequent. For kids, it is recommended that their first eye evaluation is performed at Optical Visit at the age of six months. At this age, your child is developing crucial vision-related abilities. Diagnosing problems with their eyesight, such as nearsightedness or amblyopia, can be critical to increasing their learning ability and development of essential vision skills, like hand-eye coordination and balance. Though eye exams should occur roughly once a year, if you ever notice any sudden changes in your vision, from sudden blind spots to eye pain to cloudy vision, it is essential that you see your eye doctor immediately to ascertain the cause of these problems, which might be more serious than you think! To learn more about the specific tests performed in an eye examination, come see the optical professionals at Optical Visit today!