Regular eye exams are an invaluable tool to protect you from eye diseases and vision loss. At Mayo Family Eye Care LLC, Sabrina Mayo, OD, and the eye specialists provide comprehensive eye exams for adults and children. During your exam, the team assesses your visual acuity and checks the inner structures of your eye for early signs of disease. They also offer resources to reduce your risk factors for glaucoma and other chronic eye conditions. Call the Exeter, New Hampshire, office to schedule eye exams for you and your family or book an appointment online today.
Eye exams are routine evaluations to assess the health and function of your eyes, even if you have no unusual symptoms.
During these exams, the eye care team can identify warning signs of eye diseases in their earliest stages, so you can get the treatment you need before they worsen.
Mayo Family Eye Care LLC also provides personalized disease-prevention resources during your exam to protect your long-term eye health.
During your eye exam at Mayo Family Eye Care LLC, you discuss any issues you have with your eye health or your vision. The team also reviews your personal and family health histories to identify risk factors for eye disease.
Each exam includes:
A refraction test assesses how light bends as it passes through the lens of your eye and cornea. This test provides information about the prescription strength you need for glasses or contact lenses to improve your vision.
The team also uses a refraction test to diagnose serious eye conditions, including macular degeneration and retinal detachment.
During a refraction test, you read letters from a wall chart while your provider changes out lenses on a phoropter device.
A slit lamp is a microscope with a bright light that helps your provider examine the structures in the front and back of your eye.
Before slit lamp testing, you receive drops that dilate your eyes, so your eye specialist can see your sclera (white part of your eye), optic nerve, and other structures clearly.
Intraocular pressure tests the fluid pressure inside your eye to diagnose glaucoma, an eye disease that can destroy your optic nerve and cause blindness.
A retinal exam focuses on the structures at the back of your eye, including your retina and optic nerve. Your provider uses a beam of light to check for abnormalities like nerve damage that can affect your vision and eye health.
Typically, children should have an exam before starting kindergarten. Adults should schedule routine eye exams every one to two years at age 40.
If you wear glasses or contacts or have an underlying eye condition, you may need more frequent eye exams. The Mayo Eye Care LLC team can determine how often you should schedule an appointment based on your individual needs.
Call Mayo Family Eye Care LLC to schedule eye exams for yourself and family or book an appointment online today.