Eye Exam Specialist

Your eyes are your primary link to the world. Humans are visual creatures and depend heavily on our eyes to gather information. This dependence on your eyes is all the more reason for you to arrange an eye exam at Eye Care One in Augusta, Georgia, Beaufort, South Carolina or Aiken, South Carolina. Understanding and maintaining your eye health not only brings peace of mind but may save you from living with degraded vision.

Eye Exam Q & A

Why are eye exams necessary?

Eye exams are performed to check the health and function of your vision. If you are experiencing any irregular symptoms or irritation, an eye exam helps shed light to the cause and lead to an effective treatment. Eye Care One looks to test your eye vision, functionality, and health. This comprehensive series of tests is done to ensure you are free from any complications and properly diagnosed for any possible condition.

How are eye exams conducted?

Eye exams begin with a conversation with your doctor about any medication you may be taking or symptoms you may be experiencing that could be a possible source of eye problems. Then, the doctor conducts a vision test to measure the range and quality of your sight. This is done by individually measuring each eye’s ability to focus at close, intermediate, and far range. Functional tests include the ability to see color, peripheral vision, light sensitivity, and depth perception. By taking these tests, underlying issues that would otherwise go unnoticed may be discovered. Eye health tests are done in order to check structurally for abnormalities as well as measure eye pressure to detect diseases such as glaucoma, which can lead to blindness if not treated in time.

What eye diseases can be found through eye exams?

Regular eye exams are beneficial not only to measure vision, but to also check for diseases. Some of the diseases that can be found by routine eye exams include:


  • Cataracts
  • Diabetes
  • Glaucoma
  • High Blood Pressure
  • Macular Degeneration


It is critical to take eye exams, if not for vision, just to make sure you do not have some these diseases and conditions. Cataracts and glaucoma can lead to impaired vision, while diabetes and high blood pressure present a host of other health complications to consider.

How often should I take an eye exam?

The eyes, along with the rest of your body, tend to degrade over time. As you get older, it’s important to check the quality of your vision and the health of your eyes in order to ensure eye health and avoid any possible complications.


Children should undergo vision exams from the time they learn the alphabet and every 1-2 years after that. Adults, ages 20-39, should get a vision exam every 5-10 years. If you wear contact lenses or have eye symptoms or diseases, get checked more frequently. By 40 years old, adults should be examined every 2-4 years, every 1-3 years at ages 55-64, and every 1-2 years when age 65 or older. If you need an eye exam, contact the office today.

Insurance

Eye Care One accepts the following insurances and many more. Please call our office to confirm that our office accepts your insurance.

BCBS
Blue Cross
Davis Vision
EyeMed
First Choice Health
March Vision Care
Medicaid
Medicare
Optum
Tricare Prime
UMR
VCP
VSP
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