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Eye & Vision Exams FAQs
Eye and vision exams are a necessary part of maintaining good eye health. Dr. David R. Frazee offers these exams for optometry patients in Richardson TX. What can patients expect from these exams? Those who want to know more about these exams can find important information in the following answers to frequently asked questions.
These exams give our optometrist a chance to check for problems with vision or conditions that could affect vision, such as glaucoma. Eye exams can also reveal signs of underlying medical conditions that need attention, such as diabetes or high blood pressure. These exams are also used to diagnose learning problems that are associated with vision, which helps ensure that children get the treatment they need in order to learn and read. Eye and vision exams also provide prescriptions for those who have nearsightedness, farsightedness or astigmatism and need corrective lenses.
These exams typically include retinal imaging, tests for refraction and physical examinations of the optic nerve, cornea, lens and other parts of the eye to check for signs of damage or disease. In some cases, other tests need to be performed, such as glaucoma tests. These tests provide important information about each patient’s eye health. Those who wear corrective lenses can also expect to be given an updated prescription, so they can choose new eyeglasses or contact lenses to wear.
Eye and vision exams are not just for older children and adults. Younger children can also benefit from having these exams done since they can show evidence of vision problems that could affect learning and development. Eye and vision exams are also important for seniors. Older individuals are more at risk of developing glaucoma, macular degeneration and other eye conditions that can lead to partial or total vision loss when they are left untreated.
Eye and vision exams should be done every two years in adults who are not at risk of vision problems. Adults over 60 should have exams done each year. Children should have eye exams done every two years starting at six months of age. Patients of any age who are at risk of eye or vision problems should have exams done as often as recommended, which might be more often than every two years or every year.
If you are due to an eye and vision exam, please contact our Richardson optometrist to schedule an appointment. Dr. David R. Frazee will evaluate your vision and check your eyes for signs of conditions that need to be treated.