Your eyes are your window to the world. Regular eye exams are an essential part of your health care and are important if you want to maintain clear vision, whether or not you wear eyeglasses or contact lenses. Steve Atlas, OD, and the team at at Atlas Eye Center in Fort Lauderdale and Downtown Opticians in Plantation, Florida, offer comprehensive eye exams for adults and children. Book an appointment online or call the office to learn more today.
An eye exam is an evaluation of your vision and the health of your eyes. It includes a series of comprehensive tests to check how well you see.
How often Dr. Altas recommends you get your eyes checked depends on your age, the health of your eyes, and your risk of developing certain eye diseases. Most children get their first eye exam before they start elementary school. School-aged children should have an eye exam every one to two years.
Between the ages of 20 and 40, men and women may only need an eye exam once every five years. People in their 40s, 50s, and early 60s may need eye exams every two to three years, and people over 65 should have an annual eye exam to protect against age-related eye diseases.
If you wear corrective lenses like eyeglasses or contacts, you may need a comprehensive eye exam once a year, regardless of your age.
Atlas Eye Center and Downtown Opticians offer comprehensive eye exams that include a variety of tests aimed at assessing your vision and eye health. When you think of an eye exam, the visual acuity test likely comes to mind. Dr. Atlas tests your visual acuity and refractive error to determine your corrective lens prescription.
In addition to testing the clarity of your vision, Dr. Atlas thoroughly examines the internal and external health of your eyes. He tests eye muscle balance and focusing ability, along with a comprehensive sensory and neurological evaluation.
Your eye exam also includes screening for common eye diseases. With regular screenings, Dr. Atlas can detect early signs of diseases like glaucoma, macular degeneration, and more.
Regular eye exams ensure that you have the right prescription for your glasses or contact lenses. Even if you don’t need corrective lenses, eye exams are important for monitoring the health of your eyes.
Many common eye diseases can be treated more effectively when diagnosed early on. Routine eye exams can protect your vision from damaging conditions like diabetic eye disease and glaucoma.
Getting regular eye exams gives you the opportunity to develop a long-term relationship with your eye doctor. When you partner with Dr. Atlas for your eye care, you can be confident that you have your best possible vision.
Make an appointment with Dr. Atlas online or call the office to book your comprehensive eye exam today.