Eye Exam

Different Types of Eye Exams

Has it been a while since you've had an eye exam? Exams not only help your eye doctor determine if you need glasses or contact lenses but can also identify conditions that may affect your vision health or general health. Your Santa Rosa Beach, FL, optometrists, Drs. Lan O'Donnell and Heidi Gonzalez of O'Donnell Eye Institute, offer four different types of eye exams.

Lifestyle Exams

Eyeglasses aren't a one-type-fits-all solution to vision issues. The type of glasses you need may vary depending on your hobbies and the type of work you do. If you work in front of a computer for hours every day, you may benefit from computer lenses. The lenses reduce eye strain, glare, eye irritation and headaches.

Do you spend a lot of time outside due to your job or hobbies? Your eye doctor may recommend shatterproof lenses that shield your eyes from UV rays. She'll also help you choose the best frames or goggles for your sport.

Pediatric Eye Exam

Kids aren't always aware that they have a problem with their vision. Unfortunately, vision problems can affect schoolwork and coordination and cause headaches and eyestrain.

Your child may have a problem even if he or she passes a school vision screening. During a pediatric eye exam, your Santa Rosa Beach optometrist evaluates your son or daughter's ability to see clearly and looks for signs of eye conditions that can affect vision in children.

Medical Eye Exam

During a medical eye exam, your optometrist examines the health of your eyes. Your eye doctor can help you manage dry eye, glare, changes in colors, difficulty seeing close objects and other issues that can occur as you age. Medical exams also help your eye doctor detect conditions that can permanently alter your vision if you don't receive treatment, such as glaucoma, ocular hypertension and macular degeneration.

Contact Eye Exam

Determining your prescription is just the first step if you'd like to wear contact lenses. Your eye doctor must also measure the curvature of your cornea and the size of your pupil and iris when conducting a contact lens exam. She'll also evaluate your tear film to see how much moisture your eyes make. If they're a little dry, she can recommend lenses that will help them retain moisture.

Protect your eyesight with regular eye exams. Call your Santa Rosa Beach, FL, optometrists, Drs. Lan O'Donnell and Heidi Gonzalez of O'Donnell Eye Institute, at (850) 622-4000 to schedule an appointment.

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