Eye & Vision Exams At Carolina Vision Center in North Carolina
Regular and extensive eye and vision exams are a critical part of health care for your family. In fact, depending on your risk factors, eye exams should be scheduled at least bi-yearly. At Carolina Vision Center, we are proud to serve entire families in the Fayetteville, Hope Mills, Raeford, Clinton and Elizabethtown areas with their vision care needs, including eye exams.
At Carolina Vision Center, you’ll not just see an eye doctor, but a licensed ophthalmologist who can detect eye disease, and is licensed to conduct the appropriate procedures, including surgery, to correct any issue. You don’t need to be referred elsewhere should a problem be discovered.
The Importance of a Regular Eye Exam
Many vision problems have few, if any, outward symptoms. That’s why it’s important to have a doctor of ophthalmology conduct regular eye exams is so important. Vision loss can sometimes be so subtle and gradual a patient may not even notice they are experiencing a problem. An ophthalmologist can discover issues sooner through an eye exam and put you on a path to vision correction to enjoy life to its fullest.
What to Expect During an Eye Exam at Carolina Vision Center
Your eye exam will begin with an initial consultation about any vision symptoms or problems you may be experiencing, any medication you may be on, family health history and previous eye care you may have received. These factors can be important in determine the source of any vision problems and are used to help the eye doctor make any diagnosis.
You then receive vision testing using familiar “wall chart” testing, measuring vision in each eye. The results of this testing are presented in a fraction format, such as 20/20. The doctors can then determine if corrective measures should be taken, like prescribing corrective glasses, contacts, or even eye exercises.
More Than Just Vision Testing
An eye exam at Carolina Vision Center involves more than just vision testing. Our ophthalmologist will also conduct tests to evaluate depth perception, color vision, eye muscle capabilities, peripheral vision, and the eye’s responsiveness to light. Other tests will be conducted to determine how the eyes are focusing and how they move and work together. The results of these tests allow our ophthalmologist to diagnose underlying conditions that may be impairing your eyes ability to focus or work together properly.
Finally, your eye exam at Carolina Vision Center includes an eye health exam. This determines the overall health of the eye using a visual examination and tonometry. Doctors inspect the eye and eyelids visually, using bright lights and magnification. To inspect internal structures of the eye, doctors may choose to dilate your pupils. Abnormal pressure in the eye may be a sign of glaucoma and tonometry helps us measure that pressure. Once these simple tests are completed, our doctor will discuss what he has discovered, along with treatment options.
Make an Eye and Vision Exam Appointment Today
Ensure quality vision for your family by making an eye and vision exam appointment at Carolina Vision Center today. Call us at 910-485-3937. Superior eye care starts with the world class team of professionals that you’ll find at Carolina Vision Center at 2047 Valleygate Drive in Fayetteville and at 124 East Main Street in Clinton.