As some eye conditions have symptoms that are hard to detect, it’s always good to have regular eye-check-ups. Eye Theory offers a number of services related to eye vision in Houston. We offer everything from pink eye and dry eye treatment to LASIK consultations. Visit our website and contact us to know more about how we can help you.
How to prepare and what to expect at an eye exam
There are many different types of eye exams that are designed to gauge different parameters of your vision, such as visual acuity, depth perception, color blindness tests, ocular motility testing, etc. Some tests are designed to target specific conditions such as glaucoma or diabetes.
The procedures involved in the eye exam will vary depending on the exact tests you do. The most popular eye exam people are aware of is reading the eye chart consisting of lines of text, with the font size reducing as you move down. This is designed to test your visual acuity.
In some testing, your doctor may apply a dilation solution to your eyes to dilate the pupils. Dilation is used to enhance the visibility of internal structures in the eye and better screen for conditions like macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, retinal detachment, and choroidal melanoma.
What are some eye conditions I should be aware of?
It is important to note that eye testing can reveal other potentially dangerous health conditions such as diabetes, so regular eye testing (at least once every two years, or more if you’re older) is highly recommended. The danger is that some eye conditions such as macular degeneration are hard to detect until they’ve caused some damage to your vision.
Macular degeneration is common as people get older, and the macula starts deteriorating. Current treatments cannot reverse any damage to vision caused by macular degeneration, they can only stop it getting worse. Because there aren’t any obvious symptoms and there’s no cure for it, it is important to get this tested during a regular eye check-up.
Diabetes is also responsible for several eye issues, such as diabetic retinopathy where elevated sugar levels damage blood vessels. Symptoms include dark areas in the field of vision and blurry vision during raised sugar levels. We have specialists for all these issues of eye vision in Houston.
Why are my eyes always dry?
If you experience symptoms such as itchiness, burning, aches, blurred vision, red eyes, or light sensitivity, you could suffer from dry eye syndrome. Dry eyes are quite common, with over 50% of American adults experiencing symptoms.
Dry eyes are the result of not blinking enough, due to reduced lacrimal gland activity, improper use of contact lenses, or Meibomian Gland Disease. At our practice, we specialize in treating dry eye syndrome, so you can book a dry eye evaluation by calling us.
Eye Theory offers specialized treatment and care for a range of health issues related to your eye vision in Houston. If you experience trouble with your vision or eye strain, book an appointment with us to check it out.Eye Vision Houston