Comprehensive Eye Exams in Humble, TX
Even if you have no vision or eye complaints, a complete eye examination is the only trusted way to confirm that your eyes are healthy. Regular eye evaluations are advised for everyone, regardless of your age or physical condition. At TSO Aldine Westfield, we are devoted to ensuring that your eyes are as healthy as can be. From infants to seniors, we will examine your eyes in our modern, family-friendly office, located conveniently at the Crossroads Shopping Center, in Humble, Texas.
Our comprehensive eye exam will check the sharpness of your vision and determine your accurate prescription for eyeglasses and contact lenses… and much more! Dr. Mark Richardson, our professional and experienced eye doctor, will use the latest diagnostic tools and advanced optometric equipment to inspect your retina and the inner tissues at the back of your eyes. We will look for signs of common eye diseases, such as glaucoma, macular degeneration, retinal detachment and cataracts.
At Texas State Optical Aldine Westfield, your complete eye assessment will check the total health of your visual system in the same way as a physical checks your overall health. Your experience matters to us, and we strive to make your eye examination pleasant. New and returning patients will appreciate the welcoming, comfortable and efficient atmosphere in our Humble, TX, clinic. Is it time for you to reserve a comprehensive eye exam? Call today to book your appointment with Dr. Richardson.
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What to expect
Dr. Richardson will meet with you first to discuss any visual complaints you may be having, as well as to ask questions about your general health condition and any medications you may be taking. Note that it’s important to mention if you have any family history of eye disease. We will customize your eye evaluation to match your personal health and visual requirements.
Preliminary testing: We will inspect the motility of your eye muscles, your peripheral vision, pupils’ response to light and quality of your color vision.
Visual Acuity: You will be asked to read a basic eye chart to test the quality of your eyesight, with a normal result being 20/20 vision. Refractive error will be evaluated manually by using a phoropter, which diagnoses astigmatism, nearsightedness or farsightedness. You’ll need to look through a series of lenses and provide feedback on which lenses grant you the clearest vision. We’ll also use a retinoscope to evaluate how the lenses focus light for your vision.
Eye teaming/Binocularity: To see clearly, your eyes need to pair together. We will assess your eye teaming skills.
Ocular Health Examination: With the help of advanced technology and high-powered magnification, Dr. Richardson will inspect your retina and the inner tissues of your eye. This is the best way to detect (or rule out) any eye diseases.
After your complete eye exam at TSO Aldine Westfield, we will discuss our findings with you and figure out the most appropriate treatments.
When should you have your comprehensive eye examination?
According to guidelines published by the American Optometric Association (AOA), comprehensive eye exams should follow this schedule:
Adults: Yearly eye exams are advised for anyone who wears eyeglasses or contact lenses. If you do not need vision correction, an annual exam is recommended after age 40. Aging is associated with an increased risk of many typical eye diseases, such as macular degeneration and cataracts. Once you are past age 60, a need for even more frequent exams may be indicated by your eye doctor.
There are specific risk factors, such as hypertension and diabetes, that may have a strong impact on the health of your eyes; therefore, more regular comprehensive eye exams are generally required.
Children: Infants should have their first eye assessment performed at 6 months old. The second exam should be at 3 years old, and then again at age 5-6, before starting school. If your child has no risk factors or vision problems, follow-up exams should then be done yearly. If your child does have a vision condition or require vision correction, then eye exams should be done more frequently – according to your eye doctor’s recommendations.
It is crucial to follow the recommended schedule for Pediatric Eye Exams, as an undetected vision problem places your child at a higher risk for learning problems or delays. In fact, experts estimate that as many as 25% of school-aged kids have vision conditions!
The presence of pediatric risk factors also indicates your child’s need for more regular eye evaluations. Risk factors for children include:
- Family history of eye disease
- Premature birth
- Past eye injury
- Crossed eyes
- Developmental delays
- Other physical diseases
Do you or your child need a comprehensive eye exam?
Contact us today at TSO Aldine Westfield, in Humble, Texas,