Your eyes are one of the most utilized organs in your body. Shouldn’t they be examined? Many people feel that it’s ok to neglect the eyes but the truth is that having your eyes examined on a routine basis ensures that they stay healthy and maintain their optimal health. The facts are clear that if checked annually, potential eye problems or even diseases can be found early enough and the solution can be treated promptly, potentially avoiding costly procedures and care in the future.
The process of an eye exam is quite simple and fast. When you make your appointment for an eye exam at Midtown Miami Eye Center, your eyes will first be refracted. This is a painless procedure which allows the optometrist to check your intra-ocular pressure. We then dilate your eyes. This dilating helps to enlarge the pupil which enables our doctor to visually see the back of your eyes. It is important that you bring along with you the current glasses that you use and any other kind of eye medications you have been taking. The dilating of the eyes may make your eyes temporarily blurred and sensitive to light, so it is wise for you to bring someone with you to your appointment, or we can provide you with special protective lenses. If you are scheduling a more advanced Optomap exam, the process is different. Ask our staff for specifics about your exam.
Optometrists understand that some eye diseases and conditions will not show any symptoms at first. This includes glaucoma and diabetic retinopathy. The older you are, the more susceptible you are to acquire vision problems. This is why it is very important to schedule an eye exam at least once per year to prevent these eye diseases from potentially creeping up on you. Eyes exams are also extremely important for children. This is because children have difficulty speaking out when they have difficulty seeing letters and things from a distance for example. A routine eye exam for children is necessary to identify any potential defects at an early stage.
Last but not least, once you have scheduled your appointment make sure to let us know of any history of eye injuries, family history of eye problems and other diseases that could inhibit your vision such as diabetes. These factors are risk factors, and a routine visit could help you maintain optimal vision for longer. If you haven’t scheduled your eye exam with us, what are you waiting for? Contact us today or book your eye exam.