Routine eye care services can help preserve your sight. Our optometrist can uncover problems with your vision or detect signs of eye diseases that can lead to vision loss through routine eye exams. These FAQs from Santee Vision Care Center Optometry explain more about the importance of eye care and regular vision exams. For your convenience, our center serves residents in Santee, Lakeside, El Cajon, and East County, CA.
How often should I see an optometrist for a vision exam?
If you have good vision, you can schedule eye exams every other year so our optometrist can monitor your sight. If you wear glasses or contacts, our Santee optometrist recommends having annual exams. Seniors over the age of 60 should schedule annual eye exams as, with age comes a greater risk of developing eye conditions and diseases like glaucoma, macular degeneration, and cataracts. Early detection of these diseases can help prevent vision loss.
How should I prepare for an eye exam?
Write down any problems you’re experiencing with your vision, such as eye strain, blurry vision, double vision, etc. You can discuss these with your eye doctor when you come in for your exam. This gives your eye doctor an idea of what to look for when evaluating your eyes. You should also bring your current eyewear and any medication you may be taking for your eyes.
What types of tests are done during an eye exam?
During a comprehensive vision exam, our Santee optometrist will conduct the following tests on your eyes:
- Eye teaming and movement tests to see how well your eyes move and work together as a team
- Visual acuity tests to check the quality of your sight. This exam detects signs of myopia, farsightedness, astigmatism, or other vision problems, so you can get corrective lenses to improve your sight.
- Eye health tests to uncover early warning signs of eye diseases like glaucoma, macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, and cataracts.
Why does my eye doctor dilate my eyes?
Our optometrist may dilate your eyes to give him a better view of the different components of your eyes, such as the cornea, retina, etc. This makes it easier for our eye doctor to detect problems that are causing blurry vision or other problems with your sight.
See Your Santee Optometrist for Annual Eye Checkups and Exams
Eye exams can uncover problems with eye strains, refractive errors, and eye diseases, so you can get treatment to improve your sight. To schedule a comprehensive eye exam in Santee, Lakeside, El Cajon, or East County, CA, contact Santee Vision Care Center Optometry at 619-562-5220 today.