Eye exams are required for everyone, whether or not you have any vision complaints. Many people wait until there is a problem before visiting their eye doctor, but that’s not a smart move if you want long-lasting eye health. Regular eye exams are the only way to detect many vision conditions and eye diseases that do not present early symptoms. Our eye care specialists will assess visual acuity, functional vision skills, and ocular health. So no matter how old you are or your health condition, it’s time to contact us to book your eye exam at Gaddie Eye Centers located to serve Carrollton, LaGrange, Louisville and many neighboring Kentucky communities.
Top Three Reasons You Need Routine Eye Exams
1. Quality Eye Health
We will use advanced digital technology and cutting-edge diagnostics to inspect your ocular health. Our equipment includes the latest devices, such as:
- Digital Retinal Imaging & OCT Scans
- OPTOS Retinal Exam
- Visual Field Testing
- Corneal Mapping
- EyeRes System
Many common eye diseases, including cataracts, diabetic retinopathy, macular degeneration, and glaucoma, do not present symptoms until a late stage of the disease, when vision damage may already have occurred. However, when our eye doctors perform your comprehensive eye exam, we will be able to uncover the early signs of disease – so you can receive beneficial treatment as soon as possible to prevent vision loss.
2. Sharp Vision
As people age, both children and adults, vision changes. Aging can lead to a range of vision conditions, such as presbyopia, nearsightedness and farsightedness. Only thorough and precise eye exams will be able to verify your accurate prescription for eyeglasses or contact lenses. At Gaddie Eye Centers, we use Digital Refraction to ensure ultimate precision and a comfortable eye care experience.
During our pediatric eye exams, our eye doctor will evaluate your child’s entire visual system. This includes much more than having them read a basic vision chart. A number of vision conditions, such as lazy eye or trouble with focusing, can interfere with learning. We pay special attention to spot the warning signs of these disorders.
3. Check-up of Your Overall Health
Your eyes give our eye care professionals a view of your general body health. Specific diseases, such as high cholesterol, diabetes, and high blood pressure, can be seen on your inner eye tissues before you notice any problems. When these dangerous health conditions are left untreated, they can cause damage to your eyes and the rest of your body. If we detect any of these signs, we’ll refer you to the most appropriate local medical care provider.
What Happens During an Eye Exam?
We personalize eye exams to meet the needs of each individual, taking factors such as age, health, and vision condition into consideration. In general, our eye doctor will perform the following procedures:
- Preliminary testing of your eye health: we will use a slit lamp to inspect your cornea, lens, and inner eye tissues.
- Refraction exam: we will evaluate visual acuity and diagnose your vision prescription for glasses and contact lenses.
- Dilated eye exam: our eye doctor will insert eye drops to dilate your eyes, which gives a clearer view. After the drops take effect (in approximately 20 minutes), we’ll inspect your retinal tissues, optic nerve, and vitreous fluid with the aid of high-powered magnification.
- Tonometry: this procedure (quick and painless) measures the pressure of your intraocular fluid; when elevated it can point to glaucoma.
Once we have all of the results from your eye exam, we will discuss them with you. We are committed to an open relationship with our patients, and clear communication is our motto! If you need treatment, either management of ocular disease, vision therapy, eyeglasses or contact lenses, we’ll review your options together to decide the most suitable treatment plan.
Contact us today to reserve your eye exam at our Kentucky eye care offices in Carrollton, LaGrange and Louisville.