DIAGNOSIS & TREATMENT
Low vision is considered a significant vision impairment that usually results from serious eye disease or an injury. The vision loss, which is characterized by either reduced visual acuity (to 20/70 or worse) or reduced field of view, can't be fully corrected with glasses, contact lenses, medication, or surgery.
Low vision can affect both children and older individuals but is more common in the elderly, who are at greater risk of eye diseases such as glaucoma, macular degeneration, and cataracts, which are some of the most common causes of the condition.
What is a comprehensive eye exam?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 digital retinal imaging technology to evaluate retinal health.The Eye Care experts at Optic Gallery Family Eye Care recommend you have a complete eye exam every year to assess your risk for potentially damaging eye conditions, as well as to keep on top of any changes in vision you may be experiening.
Based on age, how often do I need to see an Optometrist?"The AOA recommends an annual eye exam for any patient who wears eyeglasses or contacts. If you don’t normally need vision correction, you still need an eye exam every year. Doctors often recommend more frequent eye examinations for people with diabetes, high blood pressure and other disorders, because many diseases can have an impact on vision and eye health. Since the risk of eye disease continues to increase with advancing age, everyone over the age of 60 should be examined annually. 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.
Why are children's eye exam's especially important?Some experts estimate that approximately 5% to 10% of preschoolers and 25% of school-aged children have vision problems. According to the American Optometric Association (AOA), all children should have their eyes examined at 6 months of age, at age 3 and again at the start of school. Children without vision problems or risk factors for eye or vision problems should then continue to have their eyes examined at every year throughout school. Children with existing vision problems or risk factors should have their eyes examined more frequently. Common risk factors for vision problems include: premature birth developmental delays turned or crossed eyes family history of eye disease history of eye injury other physical illness or disease The AOA recommends that children who wear eyeglasses or contact lenses should have their eyes examined at least every 12 months or according to their optometrist’s instructions. Read more about Pediatric Eye Exams. According to experts, 80% of learning is visual, which means that if your child is having difficulty seeing clearly, his or her learning can be affected. This also goes for infants who develop and learn about the world around them through their sense of sight. To ensure that your children have the visual resources they need to grow and develop normally, their eyes and vision should be checked by an eye doctor at certain stages of their development.
Does Optic Galley Family Eye Care use up-to-date technology?Optic Gallery Family Eye Care uses the most up-to-date technology to ensure the best eye care possible. Here are some of the different types of tests and equipment you may experience on a visit. VISUCAM fundus camera Our versatile fundus cameras provide greater diagnostic insight while also enhancing your practice performance. Humphrey HFA II-i Series This is used to assist with Glaucoma detection. It's designed for the examination, analysis and documentation of the field of sight, especially the light difference sensitivity and other functions of the human eye. Antares Corneal Topographer Antares is a fully featured multi-functional corneal topographer. Antares has dedicated software designed to help in the detection and analysis of Dry Eye. The topography function provides information about the curvature, elevation and refractive power of the cornea.