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The Importance of Eye Care and Checkups

The Importance of Eye Care and Checkups

Everyone should aim to preserve their vision because it is important! Our eyesight is precious, and we cherish and try to protect it. To protect our vision, eye exams and proper eye care are important components. Eye exams can reveal problems while they are still in their infancy. Proper eye care includes treatments that help to keep small issues from growing and causing loss of sight. The insightful eye care you will receive at the two locations of Austin Vision Center in Austin, TX will help your entire family to maintain the best vision possible.

Introduction to an Eye Exam

It is recommended that you have an eye exam on a yearly basis. Changes in your vision are normally so slight that you do not notice them until they have progressed into a serious situation. Feel free to inform your eye doctor of any eye problems you are experiencing and ask questions about the concerns you have. The following list contains the tests administered at a regular eye exam:

  1. We will move a pen or our finger in front of your eyes and ask you to follow it with your eyes only. In this way, we can test how well your eye muscles are operating.
  2. We will ask you to look at an object while we cover and uncover each eye. This shows us how well your eyes work together.
  3. You read an eye chart starting with big letters down to the smallest ones you can read. If your vision needs improvement, you will do this through magnified lenses to develop a prescription.
  4. We will look inside of your eye to check for any disorders developing.

Variety of Eye Care Services for Your Family at Austin Vision Center

Pediatrics: Pediatric eye care will start with your pediatrician at your infant child's wellness visits. It is recommended that your child have their first eye exam with an eye doctor between the ages of three and four. Our optometrists are trained to check the vision of young children and identify any vision problems before they start school.

Diabetic eye exam: Diabetes causes damage to blood vessels. Since the blood vessels in your eyes are small and delicate, they are especially at risk of being damaged by this disease. At the Austin Vision Center, we provide comprehensive eye exams and monitoring to individuals living with diabetes. If we start to notice issues with your eye's blood vessels, we will provide you instruction for proper treatment.

Sports vision: Sports vision testing goes beyond a standard eye exam. We will check how well your eyes cooperate with each other. We check your depth perception, hand-eye coordination, how well your eyes can track an object by conducting a contrast sensitivity test. Sports vision testing and training will enhance your athletic performance.

Contact lens care: We will check your eligibility for wearing contacts. If you are able to wear them, we will explain to you the detailed specifics of care for the type of contacts you choose.

Eye disease management: Whether you have an eye infection or an eye disease, we will prescribe medications and develop a treatment plan to address the condition. We will continually monitor your progress and make necessary treatment adjustments.

Comprehensive Eye Care Services at Austin Vision Center

Great eye care begins with an eye checkup. At Austin Vision Center in Austin, TX, we take your vision serious. We know that it is precious to you. Our exhaustive and comprehensive eye care services can help you maintain quality sight. Call us today to set up an appointment and put our decades of experience to work for you.

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