Comprehensive Eye Exams in Pueblo, CO
Most people understand the need to see their medical doctor regularly for preventative care. However, many people do not see their optometrist regularly. Unfortunately, this means that they miss out on the important benefits of comprehensive eye exams. Here at Family Eye Center in Pueblo, we see patients of all ages from kids to seniors.
The Importance of Regular Vision Exams
Many serious vision conditions have no symptoms at first. However, many of them can be detected during a comprehensive vision exam and often the progression of the disease can be halted if treatment starts early. Eye diseases are a common part of aging, and regular screening and management can help you keep your vision sharper for longer.
Children are less likely to have eye diseases, but they are more likely to have problems such as eye teaming issues. The younger the child is when treatment starts, the better the result typically is. Common childhood eye problems include things like amblyopia (lazy eye) and strabismus (crossed or misaligned eyes). If these conditions are mild, they may be unnoticeable to the parent but still affect the child's functional vision.
What Happens at a Vision Exam
During a comprehensive vision exam, our doctors take a patient history and use a variety of tests to assess visual acuity, eye health, and functional vision (how well your eyes work together):
- Eye charts are used to assess visual acuity
- A phoropter is used to determine what type of vision correction you need
- Keratometers measure the surface of the eye extremely precisely for contact fittings
- Eye health exams using specialized microscopes, drops, and visual examination are used to screen for diseases
- Tasks such as following a moving object are used to assess functional vision
- Other tests may be used if a certain part of the exam reveals that there may be a problem
Not all exams are performed the same way, but they all assess overall vision and eye health. For example, vision charts using symbols instead of letters may be used for young children, and people with 20/20 vision may not need to be evaluated for refractive errors.
Family Eye Center Offers Multiple Types of Exams
If you are looking for an optometrist in Pueblo, Family Eye Center can help. We serve patients ranging in age from small children to super-seniors. Our comprehensive vision exam is a must for everyone, but we also offer additional services:
- Contact lens fitting
- LASIK evaluation and referral
- Vision therapy information
- Hard-to-fit contact lens evaluations
- Eye disease management
Get In Touch With Our Local Eye Doctor Today
Contact us now to make an appointment at one of our two locations in Pueblo and West Pueblo, Colorado. Call the Pueblo office at (719) 542-0236 or the Pueblo West office at (719) 547-7709 to schedule your eye exam today!