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Eye Exams

Testing for More than 20/20

Our eye care services and ophthalmic examinations will put you at ease
20/20 just means that the person can clearly see a certain letter on the standard eye chart (equivalent to what a person with normal vision should be able to see at 20 feet). There‘s so much more to healthy vision than 20/20!

Getting Started

The best way to keep your eyes healthy is to know how to care for them. Get started with an initial eye exam.

Adult Vision Exams

The American Optometric Association recommends a yearly eye exam for adults — not only to detect and to diagnose vision changes or problems, but also to maintain eye health. For example, glaucoma, a disease caused by increased pressure in the eye, commonly goes unnoticed by adults. Regular vision examinations are also important for the prevention of vision problems that may be aggravated by today’s academic and professional demands.

21st century lifestyles demand more from our vision than ever before. Adults in our technological society constantly use their near vision at work and at home. Environmental stresses on the visual system (including excessive computer use or close work) can sometimes induce headaches and/or visual difficulties which can be effectively treated with corrective lenses and/or Vision Therapy.

At Allens Creek Family Optometry we provide spectacle and contact lens prescriptions. We also have a full optical department to help with all of your eyeglass and contact lens needs.

Pediatric Vision Exams

The American Optometric Association recommends that pre-school children receive a complete vision exam at the ages of six months, three years and five years. It is particularly important that a child have a complete evaluation in the summer prior to entry into Kindergarten. While in school, yearly evaluations are recommended.

Our comprehensive vision exam goes beyond 20/20 to evaluate many important visual skills, such as: 

Visual Acuity at Near
Is vision clear and single at close distances? Clear sight at short distances is critical to reading, writing, close work, and computer use. 

Eye Teaming Skills
Do the two eyes aim, move, and work as a coordinated team? Weaknesses in binocular (two-eyed) vision and eye teaming skills can cause numerous difficulties, including convergence insufficiency and poor depth perception. 

Eye Focusing Skills
Do the eyes maintain clear vision at varying distances? Rapid, automatic eye focus adjustment is critical to learning, reading, writing, and sports. Deficiencies can cause visual fatigue, reduced reading comprehension, and/or avoidance of close work or other activities. 

Eye Movement Skills
Do eye movements show adequate muscle control, tracking, and/or fixation? In the classroom, normal eye movements allow rapid and accurate shifting of the eyes along a line of print or from book to desk to board. In sports, efficient eye movements contribute to eye-hand coordination, visual reaction time, and accurate tracking. 

Reversal Frequency
Is confusion or reversal of letters or words (b, d; p, q; saw, was) within the normal ranges for a given age? Past the age of seven, frequent visual and written reversals might indicate a visual perceptual dysfunction.

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