Eye Exams FAQs
Like many people, you may have a bad habit of taking your vision for granted. Maintaining good vision, however, requires regular optometry care. Routine eye exams from Kueber Eye Care in Park Rapids, MN can help you enjoy optimal vision from childhood through your senior years. These FAQs from our Park Rapids, MN eye doctor explain more about the importance of eye exams.
Why are eye exams so important?
Eye exams not only test your visual clarity, but also ensure your eyes are healthy and free of problems and disease. Many eye diseases like glaucoma, age-related macular degeneration, and diabetic retinopathy have no symptoms until the latter stages when they’ve already caused vision loss. Through routine eye exams, your Park Rapids, MN eye doctor can diagnose glaucoma and other diseases early before they cause permanent damage to your sight. Eye exams also catch problems with nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism, so you can get the corrective lenses you need to maximize your sight.
How often should I have my eyes checked?
Adults with good vision can have their eyes tested every two years. For seniors or people with vision problems, we recommend annual eye exams. If you experience vision problems in between exams, contact our eye doctor right away for a checkup. Sudden visual problems could be the result of an injury, sickness, or hidden medical condition.
Infants can have their eyes checked as early as 6 months old to detect any vision problems that a primary care physician may miss. At Kueber Eye Care, we offer infant eye exams at no charge if they are done before the child’s first birthday. Older children should undergo a comprehensive eye exam at the age of 3 years and again at 5 years old, right before they start school. If they have good vision, they can schedule an exam every 2 years. If your child wears glasses or has an eye condition such as lazy eye or crossed eyes, we recommend annual exams or screenings.
What happens at an eye exam?
Your eye doctor will review your medical history and test your eye health for signs of eye conditions or diseases. We’ll test your eyes for focus, depth perception, and movement. Then you’ll be tested for visual clarity by reading through a Snellen eye chart. If we discover refractive errors in your vision, we will write you a prescription for eyeglasses to improve your sight.
If you're not keen on wearing glasses, you can consider LASIK surgery to correct refractions in your sight. We'll help you determine if you're a good candidate for LASIK treatment and will recommend a qualified eye surgeon for the procedure. We also offer post op care for your surgery.
See Our Park Rapids, MN Optometrist for Comprehensive Eye Exams
Vision is a precious gift that should be handled with precision and care. To schedule a comprehensive eye exam, contact Kueber Eye Care in Park Rapids, MN at 218-732-8535. We’re here to meet all your eye care needs.