At Visionaire Eyecare of Edmonds, our goal isn’t simply to help you achieve 20/20 or better vision, because seeing well does NOT translate to having healthy eyes.
Eye health can only be determined by a proper eye exam. There are many eye diseases, such as glaucoma, that do not manifest any symptoms until it is too late. By then, there may be irreversible vision loss that could have been prevented, or slowed down, by early detection from an eye exam.
We want to help make sure that your current vision and future vision will stay sharp and clear for years to come by ensuring that your eyes remain healthy.
Our comprehensive eye exam goes beyond 20/20 to evaluate many aspects of your eyes with specialized tests:
Complete Ocular Health Assessment – Are your eyes healthy? We examine the outside and inside of your eyes to make sure they are completely healthy with our specialized instruments. We dilate the pupils with special eye drops to open them up for a thorough evaluation to screen for such problems as; cataracts, glaucoma, macular degeneration, hypertension, diabetes, tumors, etc. When there is a medical eye problem, rest assured that we will educate you on the condition and properly treat it.
Visual Acuity at Near – Is your vision clear and single at close distances? Clarity at short distances is critical to reading, writing, close work, computer use, etc.
Eye Teaming Skills – Do your two eyes aim, move, and work together as a coordinated team? If not, you may probably experience eyestrain, headaches, and poor depth perception.
Eye Focusing Skills – Do your eyes maintain clear vision at all distances? Rapid, automatic eye focus adjustment is critical to learning, reading, writing, sports, etc. Deficiencies can cause visual fatigue, reduced reading comprehension, and/or avoidance of close work or other activities.
Eye Movement Skills – Do your eye movements show adequate muscle control, tracking, fixation, etc.? In the classroom or at work, normal eye movements allow rapid and accurate shifting of the eyes along a line of print or from book to desk to board, etc. In sports, efficient eye movements contribute to eye-hand coordination, visual reaction time, and accurate tracking.
Normal retinaAlong with patient education about your eyes, you will receive a personalized vision and eye health report to go along with your examination here at Visionaire Eyecare in Edmonds, WA.
We recommend eye exams every 1-2 years. The frequency of the interval depends on one’s personal and family health history. The greater number of risk factors for eye disease, the sooner we advise you to have your eyes examined and screened for any potential eye disease. Some common, but perhaps not obvious risk factors include high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and diabetes.
Be sure you use your eye care insurance every one to two years, and keep your eyes in their best health. We are listed eye care providers with most insurance plans, such as V.S.P, Regence, Premera, EyeMed, etc. Call our Edmonds office at 425-670-9888 for an appointment today.