Eye Exams in Encinitas and San Diego with Dr. Rosa
Eye exams are crucial to maintaining good eye health, particularly in today’s day and age where potentially damaging screens are never more than a few feet away. Regular eye exams can play a critical role in detecting eye disease or problems early when they are treatable, even if you are not yet experiencing obvious symptoms.
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When you should Get Eye Exams
The short answer to this is, regardless of age, you need regular eye exams! However, the frequency changes depending on what age group you belong to. Here are some guidelines to follow so you can determine whether or not you might be due for an eye exam:
- Children: Obviously, as you age, this becomes more and more important; however, it is also very important that children receive regular eye exams. In fact, it is a good idea to have children undergo their first eye exam before the age of three, particularly if your family has a history of eye disease!
- Adults Between 20 and 30 Years of Age: Those between 20 and 30 years of age should get an eye exam about every two years. Should you experience vision changes, pain, or injury, an eye professional should be contacted immediately.
- Adults 30 and Older: Those 30 and older should have annual eye exams because this is the time when the majority of vision changes occur, as well as a high risk of eye disease. Patients with diabetes are also advised to have annual checkups because they have a higher risk of diabetes related issues such as cataracts, glaucoma, and diabetic retinopathy.
The Eye Exam Process
During the exam, your doctor will perform several tests. The first will be testing your visual acuity using an eye chart on the wall. This will determine your level of distance vision. A hand-held chart will be used to determine your close vision.
Eye muscle movement and motility, along with examination of the retina and pupils will occur. This is usually followed with a check of the general health of the eyes. Dr. Rosa will use a biomicroscope to examine the back, front and middle area of the eyes.
Some things to note: Dr. Rosa will not dilate your eyes, nor will you experience that “puff of air” during a glaucoma test. Also, If you are interested in wearing contact lenses, a separate contact lens evaluation will be performed. The exam and following consultation will have the doctor discussing the results and if you need vision correction through glasses or contacts. If other problems are detected, such as glaucoma or cataracts, treatment will be discussed.
Choose Dr. Rosa for your Eye Exams San Diego and Encinitas
Dr. Rosa can help keep your eyes healthy through regular optometrist eye exams. Dr. Rosa and his team are experienced in all areas of optometrist services and strive to provide the very best services and eye exams in San Diego.
Trust us; when you visit our office, you will be treated as a valued patient, so contact us today to schedule your Optometrist eye exams – Encinitas and San Diego style!