Keeping Your Eyes Healthy is Our Top Priority
A comprehensive eye exam is so much more than simply determining your prescription for glasses or contact lenses. At Pupila Family Eye & Ear Care, our eye exams are truly comprehensive, so we can get a full picture of your eye health and how we can help.
We look at your eyes front to back, inside and outside to make sure that every aspect of your eye health is covered. We evaluate the glands inside the eyelids to ensure that they're expressing oil correctly, for a healthy tear film and well-moisturized eyes.
We'll also evaluate the state of the muscles around your eye to ensure they're working properly as a team, and that important muscles involved in eye movement have developed properly.
No matter your age, a thorough eye exam goes a long way toward ensuring that your vision remains clear and your eyes are healthy. Contact Pupila Family Eye & Ear Care in Houston to book your eye exam today.
Eye Exams Can Save Your Vision
Eye exams are a critical part of your long-term eye health because many vision-threatening eye diseases such as glaucoma, macular degeneration, cataracts, or diabetic retinopathy show few if any symptoms until the disease has progressed into its advanced stages. In these cases, early detection and treatment are essential to halting or slowing down the progression of the disease and saving eyesight.
During a comprehensive eye examination, your Houston eye doctor will be looking for initial signs of these diseases.
Eye Exams for Children & Young Adults
Our children's eye exams are often based much more on objective tests rather than subjective ones like the classic "which lens is better, this one or that one?" This is because children tend to have a harder time telling the subtle differences between each lens, and may not actually be able to select the best lenses for themselves.
We put a huge emphasis on making sure each and every young patient we see comes out of their exam with just what they need to see their best. That's because your child's development and learning rely heavily on their sense of sight. So, we want to make sure that all their visual skills are up to the tasks of reading, writing and so on.
Ask us for more information about how we can help your child see as clearly and comfortably as possible.
What Happens During An Eye Exam?
Our eye doctor in Houston, Texas, will check your vision thoroughly to provide you with an accurate prescription. If you wear eyeglasses or contact lenses, your visual acuity will be assessed both with and without your corrective lenses.
You'll be asked to read from a basic eye chart, which tests your eyesight at various distances. The normal measurement for eyes with no refractive error is 20/20. We'll also use a phoropter to check carefully for astigmatism, nearsightedness, and farsightedness. This procedure involves having you look through a series of lenses, and you'll need to give feedback on which ones give the clearest vision. With the aid of a retinoscope, we'll measure how light focuses on your retina with each of the different lenses.
But we go beyond glasses and contacts as well. We also test for dry eyes and certain eye and systemic diseases, depending on family history of things like hypertension or diabetes. We also assess nutrition to see if your eyes may benefit from certain supplements we offer in-office, such as a high-quality omega-3.
These tests, among others, provide us with the information needed to check your eye health and issue an accurate prescription.
Your Eyes and Vision Over 40
Like with the rest of the body, your eyes change as you get older. If you're 40 or over, you may notice that your vision isn't quite as crisp as it once was. This is likely because of a common eye condition called presbyopia. Unfortunately, presbyopia is a natural part of aging, as is an increased risk of eye diseases such as glaucoma. Fortunately, our Houston eye doctors have the knowledge and skill to help you maintain your long-term visual clarity and eye health no matter your age!
Safeguard your vision by booking your eye exam with Pupila Family Eye & Ear Care in Houston today.