Vision Screenings Are Not Eye Exams
Vision screenings are not comprehensive eye exams. Screenings usually take only a few minutes and are often performed by volunteers who are not eye care professionals. In many cases, vision screenings are nothing more than a visual acuity test where you're asked to identify the smallest letters you can on a vision chart across the room. They generally are ineffective for detecting vision problems and potentially sight-robbing eye diseases.
Annual Comprehensive Eye Exams* Are the Key to Eye Health
Nationwide Vision feels that you deserve access to the best eye care available regardless of where you live; and the most important component of receiving quality eye care is a comprehensive eye exam*. Receiving an annual eye exam ensures the health of your eyes and the clarity of your vision no matter what age you are.
It is estimated that nearly 3 million adults are living with glaucoma in America, half of whom are not aware they have it. Getting an eye exam could lead to the detection of vision problems like glaucoma and other eye conditions and illnesses, and also protect the health of your eyes for years come.
What Are Comprehensive Eye Exams*?
Eye exams are performed by licensed eye doctors and evaluate not only your visual acuity, but also the complete health of your eyes, from front to back, including checking for early signs of serious eye problems such as glaucoma, cataracts, macular degeneration and detached retina. Your eye doctor also can detect early signs of serious health problems such as diabetes, high blood pressure and risk of stroke, based on the appearance of delicate blood vessels and other structures within the eye.
Some of the tests a Doctor of Nationwide Optometry will preform during your eye exam include:
•Confrontation Visual Field Testing - Can detect dysfunction in central and peripheral vision which may be caused by various medical conditions such as glaucoma, stroke, pituitary disease, brain tumors or other neurological deficits.
•Pupillary Test – Evaluates how well your eyes react to light and dark. This test can also reveal potential neurological problems and help detect optic nerve disease.
•Eye Pressure Test – Measures intraocular pressure and checks for potential signs of glaucoma.
•Dilated Fundus Examination – After dilating your pupils, we check for any other diseases that may take form deep within your eyes such as macular degeneration, diabetic changes and cataracts.