What to Except During Your First Eye Exam

How well you see plays a large part in how much you enjoy your life. Regular visits to your eye doctor can help protect your vision by identifying vision problems so they can be corrected. Dr. Mark Smith and Dr. Dane Kuplicki at The Optical Shop in St. Petersburg, FL, provide a wide range of vision services, including eye exams to protect your vision.

The Importance of Eye Exams

You should have an eye examination once each year, so your eye doctor can ensure you are enjoying your best vision. You may need more frequent eye exams if you suffer from serious eye diseases like macular degeneration or glaucoma.

During your first eye examination, your eye doctor will record:

  • A comprehensive medical history including recent illnesses
  • Your current over-the-counter and prescription medications
  • Any history of diseases which can affect vision including diabetes

Your eye doctor will also perform comprehensive testing of each eye individually, and then how well your eyes work together. Some of the factors your eye doctor will be evaluating include:

  • Depth perception
  • Peripheral vision
  • Distinguishing color
  • Eye muscle imbalances
  • Tracking and focusing
  • Eye pressure
  • Structural issues with your eyes
  • Presence of cataracts

If you are choosing contact lenses, your eye doctor will take additional measurements to determine the fit of your contact lenses. Your eye doctor can help you determine the best type of contact lenses for your lifestyle.

If you are choosing eyeglasses, your eye doctor or technician will take additional measurements of your face and help you determine which eyeglass frames are best for you.

Contact Us Today

To learn more about what to expect during your first eye exam and how eye exams can help protect your vision, call Dr. Mark Smith and Dr. Dane Kuplicki at The Optical Shop in St. Petersburg, FL. You can reach them in the office by calling (727) 824-7150, so call today.