Routine Eye Exams
Eye exams are often overlooked as a regular health checkup – especially if you have clear vision. However, just as physicals and routine screenings can raise red flags about your body health, eye exams can pinpoint underlying vision problems that are silently stealing your vision. At Pendleton Eye Center, we provide comprehensive eye exams, with and without eye dilation, to not only diagnose vision problems…these tests can also show signs of medical conditions such as high blood pressure, diabetes or cancer. The information gathered during these tests can keep you proactive about your overall health.
Possible Tests During Eye Exams
- Visual acuity test to check your sharpness of vision
- Retinoscopy and subjective refraction to measure your current refractive error (this test dictates your glasses prescription)
- Glaucoma test using tonometry to check your intraocular pressure
- Silt lamp to detect eye diseases or abnormalities in the eye
- Dilation to better examine the lens, vitreous, retina, and optic nerve
- Visual field testing to discover blind spots in your vision
- Binocular eye alignment
It is important to note that our comprehensive eye exams include dilating your eyes, which means you may necessitate a person to drive you home. To confirm if your eyes will be dilated during your exam, contact our staff.
Recommended Eye Exam Schedule
Healthy adults with no vision problems should have an eye exam every 1-2 years; adults over age 60 should have an annual eye exam. If you have a family history of eye disease or vision problems, you may need more frequent eye doctor visits.
The important take-away is that eye exams are important…even if you don’t have any vision problems. There is simply no better way to protect your vision.
You are welcome to visit our optical shop in Oceanside, California, walk-ins are welcome!