At Alice Family Eye Center in Alice, TX, we offer comprehensive eye care by utilizing the latest technology. We use advanced diagnostic equipment to help with early detection of eye conditions, such as Age-related Macular Degeneration or diseases like glaucoma. Routine eye exams are crucial when it comes to maintaining good eye health and addressing underlying issues. Learn more about their importance and what to expect during an exam below:
Why Do I Need an Eye Exam?
We don't always notice the signs or symptoms of an eye condition, but our optometrist can detect and diagnose conditions such as cataracts, glaucoma, and macular degeneration, which cause vision loss if left untreated. With an eye exam, we can also see signs of diabetes or high blood pressure so you can get treatment and start managing these on time. In addition, exams help us determine the cause of symptoms like blurred vision, eye strain, headaches, and eye fatigue so that we can treat both the symptoms and the root problem.
How Often Do I Need an Eye Exam?
How often you need to schedule an eye exam depends on your overall health, age, and risk factors for eye disease. If you have no symptoms or risk factors for diseases or conditions, you should have an eye exam every 1-2 years. People over the age of 60 are more susceptible to age-related eye conditions and should schedule at least one eye exam yearly.
What Should I Expect During My Eye Exam?
Our eye doctor, Dr. Raymund Garza, will ask questions about any symptoms or issues you're experiencing in one or both of your eyes. He will then assess risk factors based on your medication, overall health, work environment, and family history.
Vision Acuity Tests
If you experience occasional blurry vision or eye strain, we can help identify the cause and provide a treatment plan. We provide vision acuity tests to measure how each is able to see a reading chart. We may recommend eye exercises, glasses, or contact lenses, depending on the results.
Functional Vision Tests
Functional vision tests help us determine your depth perception, peripheral vision, color vision, and responsiveness to light. They also help us identify any underlying condition and enable us to create a treatment plan that can improve the function of your eyes.
Contact us to Schedule an Appointment
If you need an eye exam, contact us at (361) 668-3937 today to schedule your appointment. Our team at Alice Eye Center in Alice, TX, will guide you through the entire process so that we can detect, diagnose, and treat any eye conditions or vision problems you may have. We are dedicating to helping you return to your daily activities quickly!