Through a series of tests, your eye exam at Urban Eyes acts as a way to not only determine your current level of visual ability and whether you may need a prescription for eyeglasses or contact lenses, but also as a way to screen you for common eye diseases. That might not seem like such a big deal at first, until you realize that most eye diseases start and progress without any physical signs. Making an appointment with our West Bronx opticians for a yearly eye exam lets you stay ahead of any potential problems by detecting them early, when treatment is most simple and generally has the best outcomes.
A visual acuity test is used to measure how well you see at a distance. You will be asked to read from an eye chart with both eyes and then with each eye separately. Each line on the chart will have letters smaller than the ones above it, so how far down you can read will give our West Bronx opticians a good idea of whether you may need corrective lenses. A refraction test, which uses different lenses put in front of your eye to check with which you see best, is helpful in figuring your visual ability up close.
Eye diseases that our West Bronx optometrist may screen you for include cataracts, glaucoma, macular degeneration, and retinopathy- a disease that can occur in people with type one or type two diabetes. It is important to talk about your general health, because it can have an effect on your eyes and lead our eye doctor in the right direction toward testing you for specific concerns.
Also part of your eye exam is testing of the various parts of your eyes and how they work together. Our West Bronx opticians will check the cornea, iris, lens, and anterior chamber of each of your eyes and also perform a retinal exam. Your eyelids and the whites of your eyes will likewise be checked for any abnormalities. If any concerns are found, additional tests may be conducted too. Our commitment to your eyes and your sight is total, but we need you to help us. Call today and make an appointment for your yearly eye exam.