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The Eye Exam

Eye Exams in Canton & Belleville, Michigan

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Regardless of your age or physical health, it’s important to have regular eye exams. Eye examinations are generally recommended on a yearly basis, or more often to monitor special eye conditions. Children should receive their first complete exam at age 3 or sooner if symptoms are noticed.

Belleville Vision Center and VisionPro EyeCare are equipped with the most advanced, computerized instrumentation to provide a thorough and quick analysis of vision and assessment of eye health. Such instruments include the auto-refractor, auto-keratometer, auto-visual field tester, auto-lensometer, computerized tonometry,corneal topographer, retinal photography and more.

Optometric technicians work with the doctor in performing many of these tests, along with visual acuity, color vision, depth perception, and blood pressure. Eye doctors use state of the art slit lamps and opthalmoscopes to conduct the physical eye health exam with dilated pupils.

What To Expect From An Eye Exam At VisionPro EyeCare & Belleville Vision Center

During a complete eye exam, your eye doctor will not only determine your prescription for eyeglasses or contact lenses, but will also check your eyes for common eye diseases, assess how your eyes work together as a team and evaluate your eyes as an indicator of your overall health.

A comprehensive eye exam includes a number of tests and procedures to examine and evaluate the health of your eyes and the quality of your vision. These tests range from simple ones, like having you read an eye chart, to complex tests, such as using a high-powered lens to examine the health of the tissues inside of your eyes.

Eyecare experts recommend you have a complete eye exam every one to three years, depending on your age, risk factors, and physical condition.

Our optometrists in Canton & Belleville recommend an annual eye exam for any adult who wears eyeglasses or contacts. If you don’t normally need vision correction, you still need an eye exam every two to three years up to the age of 40, depending on your rate of visual change and overall health. Doctors often recommend more frequent examinations for adults with diabetes, high blood pressure and other disorders, because many diseases can have an impact on vision and eye health.

If you are over 40, it’s a good idea to have your eyes examined every one to two years to check for common age-related eye problems such as presbyopia, cataracts and macular degeneration.

Because the risk of eye disease continues to increase with advancing age, everyone over the age of 60 should be examined annually.

For your convenience you can schedule your eye exam at one of our locations.