About Eye Exams
At Baton Rouge Eye Physicians, a comprehensive eye exam includes several assessments that allow our ophthalmologists to examine your visual acuity and overall eye health. It's an essential part of your primary eye care as it helps identify any signs of concern or ocular diseases as early as possible. Patients of all ages should undergo routine eye exams to keep track of their ocular health and prevent serious conditions from causing unwanted damage to their eyes. To book an appointment, contact our office in Baton Rouge, LA today. Our caring team of ophthalmologists is here to serve you.
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What To Expect During an eye exam
When you come in for your exam, you should bring your contact lenses and eyeglasses, in addition to a list of all medications you are taking.
In general, eye evaluations at Baton Rouge Eye Physicians take about 30 – 90 minutes. Your eye exam will start with a routine vision test to assess the sharpness of your vision. If any visual impairment is detected, we will perform a series of tests to examine your visual acuity further and the different structures of your eyes to determine if corrective lenses are needed for clear vision. During this time, we may dilate your pupils to evaluate the condition of your retina, optic nerve, blood vessels, and the macula, as well as to look for signs of glaucoma.
When your eye exam is complete, we will talk to you about planning your next visit. Even patients who receive healthy results should continue to schedule eye exams every 2 – 4 years. That way, if any concerns occur, they will be caught and treated as early as possible. Remember that if we decide to dilate your pupils, you will need to have someone drive you home after your exam.
Who is a candidate for eye exams?
Routine eye exams are important for people of all ages as they help identify any signs of concern or refractive errors that may impact their vision. Some candidates are more likely to experience problems with their eyes than others, so it's important to be proactive about your eye health by getting regular checkups. For example, patients with a family history of glaucoma are more likely to develop the condition themselves. Baton Rouge Eye Physicians can provide information about how often you should have your eyes checked and what to expect from your exam.
High-Class Family Eye Care
Our experienced team is highly qualified to treat patients of all ages. We can work with you to ensure that each member of your family is not only seeing clearly but that their eyes are as healthy as possible. From children and teenagers to adults and seniors, our practice welcomes everyone to come in for a routine or medical eye exam. We're dedicated to working diligently in order to diagnose and treat any potential issues with your vision or ocular health. Visit our Baton Rouge, LA practice today to discover what our staff can do for your family.
Eye Exam FAQ
What do they do in an eye exam?
An eye exam tests both your vision and the health of your eyes. There are three parts to an eye exam:
- Measuring your visual acuity to determine if you need glasses or contact lenses to correct your vision.
- Taking a measurement of your eye pressure. You’ll look into a machine that uses puffs of air to measure the pressure inside your eye. This may be uncomfortable for some people, but it is painless.
- Then, your doctor will give you eye drops to dilate your pupils. This makes it easier to examine the inside of your eyes to check for any signs of disease or conditions, like glaucoma.
How often do I need an eye exam?
Unless you notice a sudden, dramatic change in your vision, it is recommended that you get an eye exam every two years. If you are older (60+) or wear prescription eyewear, you may need an eye exam once a year.
What should I do before an eye exam?
To prepare for an eye exam, you should:
- Bring any prescription eyewear
- Bring sunglasses in case you get your eyes dilated. They will be sensitive to light for 4 – 6 hours after dilation.
- Consider having someone drive you home. If your eyes are dilated, sunlight and bright light can cause blurred vision and/or discomfort.
How long is an eye exam good for?
Generally, an eye exam is good for a year. In some states, it’s two years.
monitor Your Eye Health
Generally, patients aren't concerned with their eye health until a visual impairment arises. But, ocular health extends further than only vision. Baton Rouge Eye Physicians uses cutting-edge equipment and techniques to evaluate your eyes to ensure that any issues are caught and treated promptly. We invite you to set up a comprehensive eye exam for you and your family at our office in Baton Rouge, LA.
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