About Eye Exams
General vision tests are an important part of helping you have 20/20 vision. Elementary students commonly receive eye exams at school, and employees often undergo eye exams for insurance purposes. While an acuity exam helps with your glasses or contact prescriptions, doing well on a vision assessment doesn't mean you do not have an eye disease.
At Palm Beach Eye Center, eye health exams utilize important diagnostic testing techniques, which allow our Lake Worth, FL eye doctors to evaluate your total eye health. A thorough eye exam is critical because several conditions that cause blindness, like macular degeneration, do not exhibit any warning signs until it's too late. To prevent any issues and protect your eye health, please schedule your appointment with our expert ophthalmologists at our Lake Worth, FL practice.
Eye Exams Reviews
"The eye exams I received at Palm Beach Eye Center are thorough and I leave reassured that my eye health was in good hands. Dr. Wallshein takes his time with the exam and answering questions. Dr. Wallshein thinks out of the box."- Anonymous / Healthgrades / Oct 23, 2019
"I had a wonderful experience from Tamika checking me in to Stephanie checking me out. The office was very busy, however I was taken back right away. The technician, Alis who performed my eye exams was simply lovely, yet very professional. Dr. Wallshein is very thorough and to the point. He found a mole in my left eye that needs to be watched that no other doctor has brought to my attention. I will be coming back...great group of people!"- L.P. / Healthgrades / Nov 25, 2019
"Dr. Barish and his staff are all very thorough with their patients’ eye exams. Very professional and courteous. Dr. Barish is an excellent ophthalmologist who cares about his work. I trust his expertise."- H.G. / Google / Apr 29, 2021
Why should I schedule an eye exam in Lake Worth, FL?
Undergoing comprehensive eye exams on a routine basis is crucial for all adults and children. Even if you have not experienced noticeable symptoms, many eye conditions can cause irreversible damage before you have any issues. We recommend that patients ages 18 – 40 schedule eye exams so we can detect any conditions. Additionally, at six months of age, children should undergo their first eye exam. With all age ranges, an eye exam can detect any issues, prescription changes, and prevent eye diseases. If you do wear glasses or contacts, please bring them with you to your appointment. Lasting about 30 – 90 minutes, we complete:
- Vision acuity test
- Baseline evaluation
- Alignment test
- Perimetry test
- Color vision deficiencies test
- Refraction test
- Slit lamp test
- Eye dilation test
These tests allow us to assess your overall eye health and review the individual structures, such as eyelids, conjunctiva, cornea, iris, and lenses. We can also look for any signs of glaucoma, macular edema, cataracts, diabetic retinopathy, or retinal detachment. Some patients require a tonometry test to detect increased eye pressure, which occurs because of certain eye conditions and may cause a decrease or loss of vision. After finishing your eye exam, someone will talk to you about planning your next visit or if we need to create a treatment plan to address a specific issue. Your age, results, risk factors, and other details will help us determine when to schedule your next eye exam.
Eye Exam FAQ
Which tests are performed during an eye exam?
A routine eye exam may be made up of a number of exams meant to accurately identify any potential imperfections in your eyes. However, most eye exams will usually include:
- Pre-Exam Tests
- Pupillary Reactions
- Slit Lamp Test
- Visual Acuity and Refraction
- Pupil Dilation
What is the purpose of an eye exam?
There are a number of reasons someone might need an eye exam, including vision correction and the overall health of their eyes. For these reasons, we recommend scheduling an eye exam at least once a year to ensure we can stay on top of your vision and ocular health.
What is the difference between a routine eye exam and a medical eye exam?
Though somewhat similar, medical eye exams and routine eye exams actually have two different purposes. A routine eye exam is used to identify any non-medical issues, such as astigmatism or nearsightedness. On the other hand, a medical eye exam serves to diagnose and treat any potential eye disease or infection.
Ensure Your Eye Health
Often, patients don't think about their eye health until they experience a vision problem. But the health of our eyes involves more than visual acuity. Even people who receive perfect results should continue to schedule eye exams every 2 – 4 years. That way, if any concerns develop, we can detect and treat them early on. You might be asked to set up a visit for future testing or treatment if one of our eye doctors detects any signs of a potential problem. We invite you to schedule comprehensive eye exams for you and your whole family with our ophthalmologists in Lake Worth, FL. Proudly serving our South Florida communities, Palm Beach Eye Center uses cutting-edge technologies and techniques to examine your eyes, diagnose any issues, and treat them early on.
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