Your vision is one of your most important senses. Vision makes it possible for you to see your loved ones and to get around independently. Because your vision is so important, eye exams at Kueber Eye Care in Park Rapids should not be neglected. We have put together some frequently asked questions that you may have about eye exams.
Q: How Often Do I Need An Eye Exam?
A: It is recommended that you have at least one eye exam every year.
Q: What Happens During An Eye Exam?
A: During an eye exam, one of our eye doctors will have you read the letters from the Snellen chart. This will help us determine how well you can see. Next, the doctor will perform a refraction test. We will have you look into various lenses to determine your eyeglass prescription. Finally, we will dilate your eyes to get a good look at your cornea and retina. This will help our eye doctor check for various conditions of the eye.
Q: Why Are Annual Eye Exams So Important?
A: There are a few reasons why you should make annual eye exams a priority.
New prescriptions: Your eyeglass and contact lens prescriptions expire after one year. If you want to order new glasses or a supply of contacts, you will need a current prescription. When you have an annual eye exam performed, you will always have a valid prescription on file.
Many conditions of the eye show no early symptoms: Many conditions of the eye result in permanent vision loss, and many show no early symptoms. Glaucoma, macular degeneration, and diabetic retinopathy are often undetectable without a thorough eye examination. When you have an annual eye exam performed, our eye doctor can catch the condition early and treatment can begin to slow the progression of the disease.
Medical conditions can be caught early: During your annual eye exam, our eye doctor can detect medical conditions even before you are diagnosed by your primary care physician. A few of these conditions include high blood pressure, diabetes, multiple sclerosis, and brain tumors.
Eye Care in Park Rapids, MN
If you are due for an eye exam, schedule an appointment at Kueber Eye Care in Park Rapids, MN. We offer a variety of optometry services including LASIK eye surgery. Call us today at (218) 732-8535 to schedule a consultation with one of our eye doctors.