Eye Exams Are More Than Just Vision Testing
Better vision and the health of your eyes are both factors in your total wellness. A regular eye test is recommended by healthcare professionals as part of your routine primary care. Vision testing will assess your vision needs and can also detect potentially harmful conditions before they become serious.
Eyeglass World wants you to see better and live better. The experienced independent Doctors of Optometry are passionate about your vision. Each eye exam is completed one-on-one so that the optometrist can focus on your particular vision testing needs.
Find the Eyeglass World location nearest you to schedule your exam with an independent eye doctor.
Eye Exams and Vision Testing for Children
A regular eye exam is an essential part of your child's health and should begin at an early age. In fact, many children first begin vision testing at 6 months old.
Doctors stress the importance of having your child's eyes tested before they begin school because basic visual skills are essential to learning.
An eye exam can ensure that your child has the proper focusing skills and hand-eye coordination to make sure they get off to a great start!
Long-term Benefits of an Eye Exam
An eye exam not only tests for visual impairment, but also for other underlying health issues. Even if you do not feel like you need glasses, many asymptomatic conditions exist that can be identified early on with an eye exam.
If you notice any changes in the way your eyes look or if you experience any discomfort, schedule an eye exam.
Signs of Vision Problems in Adults*
- Double vision
- Difficulty reading
- Difficulty performing close-up work, such as sewing
- Changes in how you see color
- Impaired night vision, particularly when driving
- Frequent changes to your eyeglass prescription
- Issues with glare from table lamps or from the sun
- Seeing halos around lights
- Seeing a white spot or cloudy spot in the pupil (the pupil, instead of being black, appears milky or white)
- Trouble with side vision
Signs of Vision Problems in Children*
- Squinting of eyes, closing one eye or covering one eye
- Always holding things close to the face
- Tilting the head to one side
- Repeatedly rubbing eyes
- One or both eyes turn in or out
- Eye redness or tearing
These conditions can lead to vision problems*
- Premature birth
- Developmental delays
- Family history of "lazy eye"
- A disease affecting the entire body (such as HIV, diabetes or sickle cell)
**In certain states, eye exams provided by independent Optometrists or Ophthalmologists.