Comprehensive eye exams are the best way to preserve your healthy vision. The team at Cooper Eye Care in Upper East Side, and Dyker Heights, New York City strives to make your routine eye exam visits an enjoyable experience, and their two offices in Manhattan and Brooklyn make this essential health task easier to accomplish. If you’re overdue for a comprehensive eye exam, call the office today to book an appointment. Online scheduling is also available, making it easy to find a time that fits your schedule.
If you aren’t experiencing any current eye health or vision problems, you might wonder why you should come in for a comprehensive eye examination. The reason lies in the importance of taking a proactive approach to healthy vision.
Many serious eye health conditions develop slowly and show no symptoms until the problem has become more advanced. Eye exams provide critical information your optometrist uses to guide your care. Early detection can make a world of difference in how many eye health issues are treated, and can stop or slow the progression of vision loss.
In addition, your vision changes as you age, and those changes can be very difficult to track. You might find yourself making lifestyle modifications to address vision changes, like increasing the lighting in some parts of your home, using non-prescription “readers,” or avoiding driving at night. The right pair of prescription eyeglasses could improve your quality of life.
The process begins with a review of your personal and family medical history. Be sure to share information about any medications and supplements you might be taking, including over-the-counter drugs.
Next steps include a visual acuity check and an assessment of your eye muscle function. Glaucoma screening and a dilated retina exam follow that. If you need glasses or contact lenses, part of the exam focuses on identifying exactly what type of corrective prescription best suits your needs.
Your comprehensive eye examination is relatively brief and is not an uncomfortable experience. Cooper Eye Care has invested in state-of-the-art medical equipment, including platforms for visual evoked potential (VEP) and pattern electroretinogram (PERG).
Everyone needs routine eye exams to check for early signs of eye health problems. However, the frequency of your exams depends on your personal health and vision needs.
Some men and women need more frequent eye exams due to medical conditions that place them at risk of eye health problems like diabetes, a family history of glaucoma, or a previous traumatic eye injury.
If it’s been a few years since you’ve had a comprehensive eye exam, you should schedule an appointment with Cooper Eye Care. Call the office or book your visit online today.