What is the Difference Between a Routine Eye Exam and a Comprehensive Eye Exam?
Having your eyes checked on a regular basis is one of the best things you can do to safeguard your vision. Because your eye health is very important no matter your age, it is important for both adults and children to have a comprehensive eye exam at least once every year.
Comprehensive Eye Exams
A comprehensive eye exam involves a careful and thorough evaluation of the different aspects of your visual health. We will assess your eye structures and their respective functions. The main objective is to identify eye conditions and render necessary treatment as soon as possible.
Along with testing to see if you need new glasses or contact lenses, tests are performed to see if there are any signs of eye disease such as glaucoma or macular degeneration, which have little or no symptoms until significant damage has already occurred.
Besides your eye health, your overall bodily health can be detected through your eyes as well. A comprehensive eye exam also includes examinations of the retina, cornea, blood vessels and nerves for any signs that might signify the onset of tumors, cancer, high blood pressure and diabetes, among other conditions that can be first detected in the eyes.
Comprehensive eye exams can only be performed by an optometrist or ophthalmologist. These professionals have undergone many years of study and training, enabling them to make an accurate diagnosis.
Routine Eye Exams
Unlike the in-depth information acquired through a comprehensive eye exam, a routine eye exam is much less thorough and is a quick and simple way to evaluate if there are any obvious indications of a vision or eye problem. Routine eye exams involve a brief and general evaluation of your eyes, looking for signs of changes or irregularities. If any warning signs are found during a routine eye exam, a comprehensive eye exam for a more in-depth visual assessment is typically recommended.
To schedule a comprehensive or routine eye exam with Dr. Buckley in Colorado Springs, contact Skyline Vision Clinic at 719-630-3937 or website today.