Good vision is something no one should take for granted. Many learn this lesson as children when they squint to see the television or follow the lessons at school. One thing that is key to seeing as well as possible throughout life is getting eye exams and vision exams regularly. Ideally, these exams should start during infancy and continue into adulthood.
What an Eye Doctor Looks For During Eye Exams
If you have a history of vision problems, such as nearsightedness or farsightedness, vision exams can determine whether your prescription has changed, or if any new challenges have appeared. A comprehensive eye exam can identify many eye health conditions, such as macular degeneration, glaucoma, cataracts, and diabetic retinopathy. Our eye doctor can help you manage your vision as well as your eye health, and may even clue you into other potential health problems such as hypertension or diabetes.
In addition to myopia (nearsightedness), children often develop issues with how their eyes align and work with one another. With the right treatment, most of these issues can be corrected when spotted early to minimize any negative effects.
Contact Lens Exams
Those who wear contact lenses need additional vision exams to assure that they can see their best. These exams measure the eyes more precisely and help educate patients on the different options for their contact lenses. Certain types of contacts can help with various eye conditions, such as dry eye, and can be used for experimenting with eye color. You will also learn how to care for the lenses and your eyes.
Schedule an Appointment with Our Ophthalmology Professionals in Kingston, Jamaica
If you or your child is due for an eye exam, contact us at AB Vision Eyecare in Kingston, Jamaica at (876) 920-3600 or Linstead, St. Catherine at (876) 903-3238 to schedule an appointment.