At the Yakima Vision Center, we are strong advocates of preventative eye care to maintain good eye health. The sooner an eye condition is identified and treated, the better the outcome. Regardless of your physical health or age, routine eye exams are important. During a comprehensive eye and vision exam, at Yakima Vision Center, our eye doctors do more than just determine a prescription for contact lenses or eyeglasses. Our eye doctors can detect early signs of high blood pressure, diabetes and high cholesterol by taking a look at your eye’s blood vessels and retina. An eye exam is a good assessment of your overall health. In addition, many eye diseases such as diabetic retinopathy and glaucoma have no symptoms in the early stages. With an annual eye exam, eye diseases can be detected early, and timely treatment can reduce the risk of permanent vision loss.
In addition to checking overall health and eye disease, an eye doctor is looking for other conditions, such as refractive errors, amblyopia, strabismus and eye teaming problems. Amblyopia occurs when one eye has a higher refractive degree than the other. Left untreated, this eye condition can inhibit the affected eye and result in permanent vision impairment. Strabismus is turned eyes and can cause problems with depth perception. Eye teaming problems, such as binocular vision, can cause eye strain, headaches and difficulty reading.
Regular eye exams are your ticket to seeing better and preserving your vision for life.
Comprehensive Vision Exams with Our Yakima Eye Doctors
Yakima Vision Center are your preferred eye doctors in for Yakima family eye care. Our Yakima Valley vision clinic offers both comprehensive pediatric eye exams and adult eye exams. Our optometrists take a full medical history, carefully listen to any visual symptoms and complete a thorough eye exam. Eye and vision exams include a visual acuity test, eye performance test and eye health test. Our Yakima optometrists also evaluate your distance sight, reading sight, peripheral vision, responsiveness to light, color vision, eye muscle capabilities and the health of your ocular structures.
So, how often should you have an exam? We recommend once a year and twice a year if you’re a diabetic. If it’s time for your eye exam, give us a call at (509) 965-5200 to schedule an appointment. We offer eye and vision exams in Yakima for the whole family.