Comprehensive Eye Exams
At Omaha Primary EyeCare, our doctors provide quality, personalized eye health and vision care for every member of the family. Our eye exams assess vision problems as well as check your overall eye health. Schedule your annual eye exam today.
The comprehensive eye exam is a vital part of caring for your eye health and vision, and an important component of health care. Good vision is important, but a comprehensive eye exam does more than test your vision. Your eyes can reveal much about your overall health, including cardiovascular health and diabetes. Many eye diseases including glaucoma and diabetic retinopathy have no symptoms in the early stages, and if left untreated, can lead to irreversible vision loss, so even if you feel your vision is fine, it is important to have your eyes examined on a regular basis.
What is a comprehensive eye exam?
A comprehensive eye exam will assess both your visual acuity and your eye health. Our eye exams at Omaha Primary EyeCare include a variety of vision and eye health tests, utilizing the latest in technology.
Comprehensive eye exams will test for the following:
- Vision problems, such as nearsightedness (myopia), farsightedness, (hyperopia), astigmatism, strabismus, amblyopia, and binocular vision.
- Eye diseases, such as glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, and macular degeneration.
- Signs of other diseases, such as high blood pressure and high cholesterol, can also often be detected in a comprehensive eye exam.
The tests conducted during the comprehensive eye exam are painless, and we will explain each test during the exam. Tests may include the following:
- Visual acuity to assess the sharpness of your vision.
- Visual fields test to determine if you have peripheral vision issues or blind spots.
- Refraction to determine your eyeglass prescription, utilizing a phoropter.
- Slit lamp exam to detect eye disease and to assess your eye health.
- A glaucoma test, otherwise known as tonometry, to measure the pressure within your eye.
- Dilation of the pupils to examine the optic nerve, retina, and blood vessels may be recommended. At Omaha Primary EyeCare, we also offer a special test called Optomap® Retinal Exam, which is a digital image of the retina produced by Optos scanning laser technology.
At the conclusion of your eye exam, your Omaha Primary EyeCare optometrist will be able to diagnose any issues and develop a treatment plan or management plan tailored to your unique needs.
How often should I have my eyes examined?
The doctors at Omaha Primary EyeCare will recommend a schedule for when you should have your eyes examined based on your history and other risk factors, your age, and whether you need eyeglasses or contact lenses to see clearly, but here is some guidance:
- Most children should come in at between 6 – 12 months of age, again at 3 – 5 years of age, and then annually or as recommended until age 18.
- Most adults between 18 – 64 years of age should come in at least once every two years or as recommended based on history, risk factors, and whether vision correction is needed. Eyeglasses and contact lens wearers should have their eyes examined on an annual basis.
- Adults 65 and older should come in on an annual basis, but the doctors at Omaha Primary EyeCare will determine the frequency of eye exams based on history, health conditions, medication, eye surgeries, and other eye-related health concerns.
Schedule your comprehensive eye exam.
At Omaha Primary EyeCare, it is our privilege to help you with all your eye care needs. Our doctors provide quality eye care for all members of the family, including babies, children, adults, and seniors.
Contact us today to make an appointment for your comprehensive eye exam.