Eye Exam FAQs Answered by a Morristown TN Optometrist
You might not realize just how important your vision is until you experience a problem. However, our optometrist at Hyde Eye Care in Morristown realizes just how important your vision is all the time. For that reason, our optometry experts strive to provide comprehensive eye exams to correct your vision and detect eye problems early.
1. How Often Should You Get a Vision Exam?
The American Optometric Association (AOA) advises adults who wear contacts or glasses to visit an optometrist once per year. Additionally, adults who are over the age of 61 should see the eye doctor once a year for an exam. Adults between the ages of 18 and 60 who don't wear contacts or glasses should visit the optometrist every two years.
2. What Can You Expect During an Eye Exam?
During a standard eye examination, an optometrist in Morristown will evaluate your vision to examine how well you see at various distances. The eye doctor will test the sharpness and clarity of your vision. Your peripheral and central vision will be tested as well. The optometrist will test for refractive errors by showing you images through a lens and asking you which one appears clearer. These tests allow the eye doctor to determine your contact lens or glasses prescription. You may also opt for a glaucoma test.
3. Are Any of the Tests Painful?
You won't experience pain during any of the tests.
4. What Should You Bring to the Exam?
It doesn't hurt to bring your current prescription, so the doctor can note any changes in your vision and have a baseline of where to begin the testing. During your first visit with us, you'll have to fill out your medical history. Make sure you bring a list of any of the medications you currently take if you don't know them.
5. Do You Get Your Corrective Eyewear the Same Day as the Appointment?
You may receive your corrective eyewear the same day as your appointment in many cases. However, if you have a less common prescription, we may need to order it. We can send them to your home, or you can pick them up at our office when they're available.
6. Do You Get Tested for Cataracts?
During your vision examination, we will evaluate you to see if you have cataracts, which is a condition that causes the lens of the eye to become clouded.
7. Does Hyde Eye Care Treat Pediatric Patients?
Our optometrist does treat pediatric patients. We screen for nearsightedness in particular in an effort to correct the problem early.
8. Does Hyde Eye Care Offer Special Contacts for Astigmatism?
We do offer special contacts designed for people who have astigmatism, a refractive error that causes blurry vision up close and at a distance.