At our office, we understand the importance of regular comprehensive eye examinations for maintaining good visual health. Our aim is to ensure you’re well-informed on what to expect before, during and after your appointment. We’ll cover everything from the importance of getting regular eye checks to common conditions that can be detected through a comprehensive examination.
Why are eye exams so important?
Our eyes are one of our most precious and vital organs, but how often do we truly prioritize them in terms of looking after their health? Eye exams are just as important as visits to the dentist or doctor, yet they often fall by the wayside amid busy lifestyles.
However, regular eye exams are essential to catch undiagnosed and untreated vision correction issues and eye conditions, some of which can go unnoticed for years and possibly damage your vision. That’s why it’s crucial to schedule an eye exam annually, especially if you have a condition like glaucoma or diabetes. By being proactive about your eye health, we can detect issues early and act before any significant harm is done to your sight.
What to expect in our comprehensive eye exams?
When you choose to book an appointment with us, we understand that you may have questions about what is included in a comprehensive eye exam. Rest assured, whether it is your first time or you’ve been here before, our team of skilled and experienced eye doctors are here to make sure you feel comfortable and informed every step of the way.
Your eye health is our top priority, and we recognize that each patient has their own unique needs and concerns. That’s why we start our eye exams by discussing your medical history and addressing any questions or worries you may have about your vision and eye health too. We believe that open and clear communication is crucial to providing the best possible care during your eye exam.
Once we have addressed your concerns, we’ll proceed with a series of detailed assessments to thoroughly examine your eyes, which entails a personalized, complete eye exam. This includes using state-of-the-art diagnostic equipment to detect any eye conditions like glaucoma, macular degeneration, or other systemic or ophthalmic conditions. Additionally, we will complete a vision analysis to determine your prescription, which will then help us to guide you in finding the perfect pair of eyeglasses or the most suitable contact lenses afterwards, if required.
Our advanced diagnostic equipment
One piece of state-of-the-art eyecare technology we have invested in, is Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) imaging. This is quick, painless, and non-invasive, allowing our eye care professionals to take cross-sectional images of all the tissue layers at the back of your eyes where your retina is. They are then collated into a 3D image, so we can examine and identify the exact location of even the tiniest changes and measure the thickness of the different layers.
This ultimately helps us to detect signs of eye conditions that may not be picked up with traditional retinal imaging methods. Best of all, the results are provided instantly, so you can have peace of mind knowing that you don’t have to wait to hear back from us. We’ll also use the scan results as a reference during your next visit to help track and measure changes over time – giving you even more insight into your eye health.
Alongside our OCT imaging machine, we also have Optos optomap® ultra-widefield retinal imaging. Just like OCT, including Optos optomap® imaging in your eye exam is a fast and painless way to capture an image of your retina. This incredible machine produces high-resolution images of 82% or 200◦ of the retina, compared to traditional methods that typically only show around 15% of the retina at one time. Millions of people around the world have benefitted from Optos optomap® imaging, detecting the first signs of diseases such as strokes and diabetes in addition to eye conditions often before you have symptoms.
When it comes to handling the condition of your eyes, we’re fully equipped to do the job with precision and care.
The last step of your eye examination
Once your full eye exam is complete, if the results show that you require vision correction or there has been a change in your prescription, our team will be on hand to assist you in finding the right contact lenses or prescription eyewear to match your individual vision and lifestyle needs. We have a wide range of designer frames to choose from, including top brands like Calvin Klein and Jimmy Choo, so you can rest assured we’ll be able to help you select a style that you are completely satisfied with.
As a contact lens center, we have access to a variety of different contact lenses from a range of suppliers. Whether you’re looking to switch to contact lenses full time, or occasional use for sports and celebrations, our dedicated team can help you choose something unique to your needs.
Contact Family Eyecare – Quincy, IL When you schedule an eye exam with us, you can be confident that you’re in good hands. So go ahead and book yours with us today for peace of mind and crystal-clear vision.