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Comprehensive Eye and Vision Exams in Longmont, CO
Comprehensive eye and vision exams at our eye care clinic in Longmont, CO can help you preserve your vision and keep your glasses or contact prescription up-to-date.
Benefits of a Comprehensive Eye Care Exam
Comprehensive eye care exams test for common eye ailments and diseases, such as dry eye, glaucoma, cataracts, macular degeneration and damage to your retina and macula. These eye diseases often do not have any symptoms other than progressive vision loss. In addition to testing for eye diseases, our Longmont optometrist will test your visual acuity, depth perception and how your eyes work together to track and focus on objects.
When to Get Your Eyes Examined
Babies should have their first eye exam by the age of six months. If no problems are found, additional eye exams should be scheduled when the child turns three and five years of age. Children and teenagers under the age of 18 should have their eyes examined yearly before the start of the school year.
Adults under the age of 40 who wear glasses or contacts should schedule yearly exams. Adults with no personal history or family history of eye problems should schedule eye exams every two years.
At the age of 40, every adult should schedule a comprehensive Longmont eye exam to check for age-related eye problems, like AMD, cataracts and presbyopia.
If you notice any changes in your vision, like the inability to see things up close or far away or blurry vision, you should immediately schedule a Longmont vision exam to determine the cause of your vision loss.
Your Comprehensive Longmont Vision Exam
Your comprehensive Longmont vision exam will start with a thorough medical history that includes if you have had any previous vision problems or eye injuries and if you have noticed any change in your vision.
Next, our Longmont optometrist will test your eyes for depth perception, side vision and central vision. He will also test your eyes ability to track and focus and examine how your pupils react to light.
After all the preliminary tests have been performed, our eye doctor will test your visual acuity. This involves reading letters and numbers from a Snellen Eye Chart. Perfect vision is considered to be 20/20. If your vision is less than 20/20, our optometrist may recommend glasses or contacts to correct your refractive errors.
If it has been awhile since your last eye exam or you have a chronic disease, like diabetes or high blood pressure, our optometrist may recommend a dilated eye exam, which involves dilating your eyes with special eye drops and looking at the back of your eye for any abnormalities in you retina, macula, optic nerve and the blood vessels in the back of your eye.
To schedule your annual Longmont eye exam, call us at (303) 651-67000. We serve the entirety of Longmont as well as Firestone, Hygiene, Lyons and Niwot.