Eye Exams in Hurst, Roanoke & Keller
We Focus on Your Eye Health & Vision
Eye exams check your ocular health, just as a physical examination evaluates your overall body condition. Even if your vision is crystal-clear and your eyes feel comfortable, you still need regular eye exams! Our eye doctors encourage everyone to schedule routine eye exams in our offices in Hurst, Roanoke and Keller (Woodland Springs), serving the greater Dallas-Fort Worth, TX, region.
Our professional and friendly team will welcome into our optometry clinics, where we combine exceptional eye care with a pleasant atmosphere. Using modern technology and advanced diagnostic equipment, we’ll check your eyes and vision thoroughly. As a family-friendly practice, we look forward to seeing patients of all ages, from infants to golden-agers.
Why do I need an eye exam?
Many common eye diseases do not present symptoms during the early stages, such as macular degeneration, glaucoma, cataracts and diabetic retinopathy. By the time these serious conditions become symptomatic, they have progressed to a late stage – when treatment is more challenging and less effective. To prevent future vision loss and blindness, it is critical to diagnose eye disease when it first begins. Only a comprehensive eye exam will rule out or detect the presence of many dangerous eye diseases.
Eye exams can also save your life! When our optometrists inspect your retina and inner eye closely, they may identify the signs of diabetes, high blood pressure and high cholesterol. Therefore, in addition to caring for your eye health, we keep watch on the rest of your body too!
I had a vision test last month. Is that the same as an eye exam?
No. Vision testing is a small part of a comprehensive eye exam, yet it is not a replacement. Vision screening, such as the type done in drugstores or schools, generally involve reading an eye chart at various distances. These evaluations of your visual acuity are necessary to determine if you require eyeglasses or contact lenses. Yet responsible eye care includes much more than checking your vision prescription. We will use a variety of diagnostic procedures and advanced optometric devices to examine your full ocular system.
How do I prepare for an eye exam?
When you arrive at our Dallas-Fort Worth eye care clinics, in Hurst, Roanoke and Keller (Woodland Springs), our eye doctors will meet with you to answer any questions you may have. We will also ask you about your medical condition and family eye history. Please be prepared to share information, and bring your vision prescription if you wear eyeglasses or contact lenses. Optimal eye care is founded upon an open relationship between eye doctor and patient, and we look forward to getting to know you!
We also advise you to bring sunglasses for your return trip home, in case our eye doctor inserts dilating eye drops, which will increase your sensitivity to light.
What happens during an eye exam?
Every patient is a unique individual, and we will personalize your eye exam and eye care to meet your personal requirements. Depending upon your age, eye condition and overall health, our optometrist will use a variety of high-tech equipment and procedures.
The basic steps include checking your vision, evaluating eye teaming (binocularity), focusing skills, and assessing ocular health.
- We will use a slit lamp to light and magnify our view of your eye, which allows a detailed inspection of your cornea, lens and inner eye tissues.
- Before a retinal examination, we will insert dilating eye drops (these drops take about 20 minutes to take full effect) and then use high-powered magnification to examine your retina, retinal blood vessels, optic nerve and vitreous fluid.
- To test for glaucoma, our eye doctor will perform a quick and painless procedure (tonometry) to measure the pressure of your eye fluid.
- Visual field testing may be done to assess your peripheral vision. Weak side vision can indicate specific eye conditions that need professional treatment.
- Supplementary advanced testing may be performed, depending upon the judgment of our eye doctor.
What happens after my eye exam?
Once we have finished with all of the tests, we’ll sit down with you to share the results. If any medical treatment or vision correction is needed, our team will discuss your visual expectations and lifestyle needs to determine the ideal solution for you! Contact us today to schedule an eye exam in our offices in Hurst, Roanoke, & Keller (Woodland Springs), TX.