Eye Exams in Delray Beach, FL

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What Is an Eye Exam?

Routine examinations are essential to your ocular health and overall quality of life. At Rothchild Eye Institute, our board-certified ophthalmologists perform comprehensive ocular evaluations to identify vision impairment and eye diseases in adults and children ages five and up. Our eye exams integrate multiple advanced testing technologies that allow our doctors to assess your full eye health and identify any conditions that may place your vision at risk. This is important, as serious conditions, like cataracts, may not present with warning signs or early indications of disease and can lead to vision loss. Receiving complete eye exams on a routine basis is crucial at all stages in life, even if you have not observed any problems with your eyes or noticed a decrease in vision. We encourage you to maintain your ocular health by attending regular eye exams at our Delray Beach, FL ophthalmology office.

What Are the Benefits of Eye Exams?

Comprehensive eye exams are an important part of preserving your vision and overall eye health. Some of the primary benefits of vision testing includes:

  • Accurately assesses your eye health
  • Allows your ophthalmologist to diagnose eye disorders or diseases present
  • Determines if there is a need for corrective lenses

Having your eyes examined regularly can help prevent or limit damage or vision loss caused by certain eye conditions. Contact our office today to schedule your eye exam today.

Who Is A Candidate For An Eye Exam?

Getting thorough eye exams on a consistent basis is crucial for all adults and children. This applies even when you haven't had any symptoms that there's an issue. Those who are 18 – 40 years of age ought to have their eyes examined every two years. Individuals aged in their 40s or beyond need to attend eye exams about every 2 – 4 years. Complete eye evaluations can also reveal other serious yet controllable medical problems, for example, injury to the retina, high blood pressure, and diabetes.

Patients should also keep in mind that it's quite important to set up eye exams for their school-age daughters and sons. Studies have told us that one-fourth of children have some kind of vision problem. As reported by the American Optometric Association (AOA), children need their first eye exams around six months of age. Children should be examined again just before going to school. Eye care professionals recommend that kids have their eyes examined every other year, regardless of whether they appear to have good vision. Children's eye exams are very important because of the recent dramatic increase in myopia (nearsightedness). This rise is being caused by children using smartphones and tablets at an unheard-of rate.

What Does an Eye Exam Include?

Eye exams at Rothchild Eye Institute in Delray Beach are very thorough and typically last about 30 – 90 minutes. Your eye checkup will begin with a routine visual acuity test and a baseline evaluation of your eye health. If necessary, refraction testing may be carried out to determine a prescription for corrective lenses. We may also perform a Goldmann visual field exam, which tells us the degree of your peripheral vision and assists in uncovering more serious eye conditions.

Additional assessments, including an eye alignment test, color vision test, and a slit lamp exam, may be provided to evaluate your eye function and the health of your eyelids, conjunctiva, cornea, iris, lenses, and other structures. We may also dilate your pupils to assess the condition of the retina, retinal blood vessels, optic nerve, and macula, and to test for increased ocular pressure. Further specialized testing for glaucoma, macular edema, diabetic retinopathy, or age-related eye conditions may also be performed. Once your comprehensive eye exam is complete, our team will talk with you about your results and discuss any treatment recommendations.

Eye Exams FAQ

Are eye exams covered by my insurance?

Typically, eye exams should be covered by your vision insurance. However, we always recommend for patients to check with their insurance provider to receive detailed information about their coverage.

Do I need an eye exam every year?

Patients ages 18 – 60 should undergo an eye exam at least once every two years in order to ensure their eyes are healthy and properly functioning. Those who are older than 60 should schedule annual exams due to the deterioration of vision that can happen during the aging process. Finally, patients who have chronic conditions or eye diseases should check in with more frequency.

What is the difference between medical and routine eye exams?

While routine eye exams are used to diagnose and treat non-medical issues, such as nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism, medical eye exams primarily focus on the presence of eye disease and other ailments. Contact our office in Delray Beach to find out how we can perform both exams as means to increase your occular health. 

Maintain Your Eye Health

Maintaining eye health goes well beyond your ability to see clearly. The experienced ophthalmologists at Rothchild Eye Institute utilize innovative equipment and testing approaches to diagnose ocular conditions and provide eye and vision treatments to meet your personal needs. To schedule a comprehensive eye exam or learn more about specialty eye care in Delray Beach, FL, please contact our practice today.

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