Have you ever wondered why your eye care provider spends so much time carefully examining your eyes? Although they are looking for diseases or conditions that can affect your vision during eye exa ...View Article
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At Elite Eye Care, we strive to provide comprehensive, primary eye care for the whole family. Routine eye exams are important for maintaining good health. Often, eye health and vision problems do not have obvious symptoms, but can be easily diagnosed. By catching conditions early on, the doctor is able provide treatment options and in many cases restore or prevent vision loss. The American Optometric Association recommends yearly comprehensive exams for all patients.
During your eye exam, our doctors will ask questions about any symptoms or issues you are experiencing, medications your are currently taking, any blurry vision, your work environment, and your overall health. Family history and previous eye or vision conditions will also be discussed during this part of the examination. Your doctor will consider this information when determining any treatments or recommendations.
Regular vision testing and evaluations ensure that you always have the clearest vision possible. Our West West Des Moines optometrist provides regular vision acuity test as part of a comprehensive eye exam. The doctor will measure how each eye is seeing and determine the most accurate prescription for your visual needs. The results of these tests are portrayed as a fraction, with 20/20 being the standard for normal distance and reading vision. Depending on the results of your vision test, the doctor may prescribe corrective glasses or contacts.
In addition to vision testing, an eye exam at Elite Eye Care includes testing eye functionality. Our optometrist performs several tests to evaluate depth perception, color vision, eye muscle capabilities, peripheral vision, and responsiveness to light. Several other simple tests are completed to determine whether the eyes are focusing, moving, and working together properly. The test results enable our doctors to diagnose any underlying conditions that may be impairing the eyes ability to focus or work together.
As part of your comprehensive eye exam, the doctor will examine the overall health of the eye. Your retina (located in the back of your eye) is the only place in the body where blood vessels can be seen directly. This means that in addition to eye conditions, signs of other diseases such as stroke, hypertension and diabetes can also be seen in the retina. Early signs of these conditions can show up before you notice any changes to your vision or health. A dilated eye exam allows our doctors to view these internal structures of the eye. At Elite Eye Care we also offer Optomap Retinal Exam which takes a high-definition photo through an undilated or dilated pupil. After completing these tests, Dr. Huisman reviews the results and discusses an treatments with you. Contact us at (515) 987-3937 today to schedule a comprehensive eye exam.