Eye exams differ for every age group. In our clinics, we use age-appropriate strategies to test your eyes. We use charts with pictures for young children. As children get older, we may use traditional letter charts to test their vision. We also focus on the risks to different age groups. In children, that may mean looking for signs of a lazy eye or other complications. In adults, we may check for glaucoma, cataracts or other changes to your vision.
Adults have different concerns when compared to children. As an adult, you may need treatment for changes to your vision from aging. You may also need treatment for eye conditions that develop as you age. We focus on the goals of each adult and their needs when evaluating their vision.
Visiting our eye doctor on a regular basis for an eye exam is essential for your vision and eye health. Regular visits allow you to catch eye conditions at an early stage. Early treatment means you will have a lower risk of vision loss or complications. It also ensures that you have the right glasses or contact lenses to correct any problems with your vision.
In our clinics in St. Clair Shores and Shelby Township, we offer an eye exam to check on your vision. Our ophthalmologist asks about your medical history and then checks on your ability to see clearly. We may use charts and other tools to check your visual acuity. A comprehensive exam also tests the pressure of your eyes to determine your risk of glaucoma. We may dilate your eyes and use a tool to look into your eyes to check the retina and optic nerve. The tool allows us to determine if you have any damages to your eyes. We recommend regular check-ups each year and a comprehensive exam every few years to check your eyes.
Keeping your eyes healthy plays a key role in preventing complications with your vision. To learn more about our exams or to set up an appointment, call (586) 774-2020 for our St. Clair Shores location or (586) 247-2020 for Shelby Township.