Eye Exams in Orlando, FL
VisionMax’s All-Important Eye Exams
VisionMax performs eye exams in Orlando, FL. You might think your yearly eye exam is a hindrance you’re forced to endure to get new glasses or contacts. But eye health is a vital part of overall health and wellness. It’s also a great idea for those with 20/20 vision. During an eye exam, our optometrist not only tests your visual acuity but also checks your eyes for signs of disease. For that reason, complete eye care is as much a part of overall health as your family doctor or psychologist. At VisionMax, you’ll receive comprehensive eye care, including eye exams, prescription glasses, and disposable contacts. We have more styles than you can count! Look svelte with 1960s-inspired frames or bask in the Orlando sunshine with a new pair of shades. We let you see in style and keep you healthy at the same time.
Who Should Schedule An Eye Exam in Orlando, FL?
Eye exams are an essential part of your eye health. They enable our optometrists to catch illnesses like glaucoma before they worsen. Doctors treat eye diseases more successfully when they’re caught quickly. You don’t have to wear contacts or glasses to schedule an eye exam. They’re essential and serve an important role for children, adults, and seniors. You should visit VisionMax when:
- Children, before preschool, and at school age.
- You’re 40 years old. This is when many signs of changes in vision and diseases first appear.
- You have diabetes, high blood pressure, or a family history of eye disease.
- You’re 65 years or older or suffer from cataracts, diabetic retinopathy, age-related macular degeneration, or glaucoma
The Full Benefits of Annual Eye Exams
Many eye conditions develop over months or years. Because you may not notice vision changes right away and many eye diseases cause no pain, your annual eye exam is the only way to discover an eye condition affecting your vision or health. Your optometrist is trained to identify the many symptoms of eye disease, including seemingly-unrelated issues such as dizziness or headaches. If we detect an eye condition, annual eye testing also monitors your condition and notes changes in your vision or eye health.
What Happens During a Comprehensive Eye Exam
Most people have had their eyes checked before. However, VisionMax wants our patients to have a firm understanding of what happens during a comprehensive eye exam. During the exam, one of VisionMax’s optometrists will:
Make a note of your family history: A thorough and accurate family history is critical to allowing our optometrists to gain a full picture of your current and potential eye health, including your risk of developing eye diseases.
Test your visual acuity: Most people have seen movies or TV shows where the optometrists ask their patients to read the smallest line of letters than can on an eye chart, or have done the test themselves. But they might not be aware of why we do it. This test tells us whether you have 20/20 vision.
Calibrate your prescription (if applicable): If you are seeing us update or renew your prescription so you can purchase new glasses, then we’ll need to calibrate your prescription using our phoropter device, which contains numerous lenses and gives us an accurate picture of your prescription.
Monitor light response in your pupils: One of our optometrists shines a line in your eyes to test their reactions. We perform this test to reveal any underlying problems.
Document your peripheral vision: Diminished side vision (peripheral) is a symptom of glaucoma. Performing this test is an essential step in diagnosing the disease if you have it.
Check your eye movement: Your eyes should move deftly when we ask you to follow a pen or other instrument. When we ask you to do so, we’re checking your ocular movement to ensure your eyes are aligned.
Examine your eye pressure levels: Also called tonometry, this test measures the pressure in your eye. The reason we perform this test is to help rule out glaucoma. A machine blows a quick puff of air into your eye.
View the front of your eye: We use a slit-lamp to light the front of your eye, which is where your eyelids, cornea, iris, and lens are located. The point is to check for cataracts or cornea scratches.
Dilate your pupils: Eye drops are often a part of your eye exam. We know they’re not pleasant, but they serve a crucial role in the eye exam process: They allow us to dilate your pupils so we can view your retina and optic nerve for damage or disease.
Contact VisionMax to Schedule an Eye Exam
Many of our patients need an eye exam so they can buy new glasses. We have a wide-ranging stock of frames that complement every face shape and speak to all personalities. We encourage you to contact us today to set up your eye exam and then browse our frames. VisionMax has everyday low prices to help you meet all of your optical needs.