Are You Due for a Comprehensive Eye Exam?

Comprehensive eye exams
Regularly scheduling a comprehensive eye exam is important to ensure prescriptions are regularly updated, and eye conditions are diagnosed and treated as soon as possible. It’s also important for those at risk of developing eye conditions due to their health or family history to visit their opthalmologist regularly. If you’re unsure whether it’s time to have a comprehensive eye exam, keep reading.

What Happens During a Comprehensive Eye Exam?

A comprehensive eye exam includes a series of tests to evaluate the state of your vision and check for any eye disease development.

Risk Factors That Increase the Need for a Comprehensive Eye Exam

Certain risk factors related to health, occupation, lifestyle, and family history can make regular eye exams more critical.

  • Age: If you’re over 60, the risk of eye diseases increases dramatically. Glaucoma, cataracts, and macular degeneration develop gradually and can best be treated when detected early.
  • Diabetes and High Blood Pressure: Each of these conditions can lead to eye complications that can be mitigated by early detection.
  • Prescription Medications: Did you know some medications, such as steroids, can affect your eye health?
  • Lifestyle Factors: Yet another downside to smoking and excessive alcohol consumption is its adverse effect on your eyes. If this describes you, it’s time to get a comprehensive eye exam.
  • Family History: If your parents or grandparents struggled with eye diseases, you may be more likely to face the same conditions.
  • Occupational Hazards or Prolonged Screen Time: Jobs that lead to eye strain, exposure to hazardous materials, or even extended screen time necessitate regular eye examinations.
  • Vision Changes or Pain: Of course, if you’re experiencing any change in your vision, including seeing flashes of light, blurriness, or floaters, you need to schedule an eye exam right away.
  • Wearing Glasses, Contact Lenses, or Previous Eye Trauma: Naturally, if you’re already wearing corrective lenses of any kind or have had eye trauma in the past, it’s critical that you continue to visit your eye care professional routinely for a comprehensive eye exam.
  • Children with Learning Difficulties: If your child is struggling in the classroom, an eye exam can rule out vision problems as a contributing factor.

Are You Ready To Schedule Your Comprehensive Eye Exam?

The Eye Clinic is ready to get your vision health back on track. Call 503-297-4718 or contact us to schedule your comprehensive eye exam in Portland, OR.

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