Comprehensive eye exams are a crucial component of your preventative visual healthcare. Because many eye diseases are asymptomatic in their early stages, the only way to be sure that your eyes are actually healthy is through having regular eye exams. Read on as your trusted eye doctor from NOVA Vision Center tells you what to expect during a comprehensive eye exam.
Heredity is a common risk factor for most eye conditions, which is why we will begin by asking about your personal and family medical histories. We’ll want to know about any diseases, medications, and injuries you or your relatives have had which may affect your visual health. Your personal and family medical history will serve as our guide when establishing your likelihood of developing certain ocular problems and creating an appropriate eye care plan.
Performing Relevant Eye Tests
Your expert optometrist will then have you undergo a series of eye tests to evaluate your visual health. This usually includes measuring your visual acuity to assess how sharp your eyesight is. We will also examine how well your eyes work together when focusing on objects at varying distances and following moving objects.
We may perform more specific diagnostic procedures as well check for signs of underlying diseases, like glaucoma. We have the necessary knowledge, skills, and latest technologies, such as our optical coherence tomography equipment, to ensure an accurate diagnosis.
Explaining the Test Results and Our Recommendations
Once all necessary tests are done, we’ll discuss our findings and any treatments you need. If necessary, we can also write you a prescription for contact lenses or eyeglasses. You can count on us to answer any questions you may have; we believe that having a complete and good understanding of your visual health is essential to keep your eyes in good condition. Lastly, we’ll remind you when to return for your next eye checkup, which is usually once every two years.
Call us today at (703) 291-0080 or complete our form to schedule an appointment. We serve Alexandria, Arlington, and nearby VA areas.