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Eye Exam FAQ

Eye Exam FAQ from Our Mt. Pleasant Optometrist

Protecting your vision means having routine eye exams done. These exams are a crucial part of finding eye diseases, eye conditions and vision problems early in patients of all ages. Find out more about them with the following eye exam frequently asked questions from our Mt. Pleasant optometrist.

Eye ExamEye exams for children, adults and seniors all include tests and screenings for eye conditions and vision problems, but these differ among age groups. Children need their eyes checked for problems that can impair their vision or eye function, which can impact their academic performance and affect their safety. Adults have eye exams done to check for eye conditions and medical conditions that can affect vision, especially as they get older. 

What Does an Optometrist Screen for in Kids and Adults?

Optometrists screen for vision problems that are common in children during pediatric eye exams. These problems, which include myopia or nearsightedness, astigmatism and farsightedness, can affect children’s ability to learn, so it is important to catch them early. In adult patients, optometrists screen for eye diseases that commonly occur with advanced age, such as glaucoma, macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy. Optometrists also check for signs of conditions that affect vision, such as high blood pressure.

Why Is It Important to Visit Annually for an Exam?

Annual eye exams help our optometrist detect eye or vision problems as early as possible. Whether you are at risk of glaucoma or need the prescription for your corrective lenses updated, coming in once a year for an exam helps ensure that you get the eye care you need. Waiting too long between eye exams means that you run the risk of having eye or vision problems go undetected, which can lead to vision impairment or other problems. 

What Should I Expect During a Typical Eye Exam in Mt. Pleasant?

When you come in for a typical eye exam at our Mt. Pleasant office, you can expect to undergo a number of eye and vision tests and measurements. Our eye doctor will check your visual acuity, eye movements, depth perception and color perception. You might also have refraction test done to determine your current prescription for corrective lenses and a cover test to check how well your eyes function together. If you need corrective lenses, you can choose your lenses and frames at this visit as well.

Contact Our Eye Doctor in Mt. Pleasant

If you and your family are due for eye exams, please contact H. Arnold Papernick OD to set up an appointment. Our eye doctor in Mt. Pleasant can check your eyes and provide you with corrective lenses or care for eye conditions if needed.