Comprehensive Eye Exams
Regardless of your age or physical health, it’s important to have regular eye exams.
During a complete eye exam, Dr. Ott will not only determine your prescription for eyeglasses or contact lenses, but will also check your eyes for common eye disorders and diseases such as blepharitis, glaucoma, cataracts, dry eye, diabetic retinopathy, and macular degeneration. Your very first visit to Robertsdale Eye Care will most likely include dilation of the pupils. Dilation is very important because it allows a better view into the back of the eye so your eye doctor can fully assess your ocular health. For most people, dilation causes sensitivity to light and blurred vision up close. The effects usually last 4-6 hours, but the majority of people can drive just fine with a pair of sunglasses. If you feel uncomfortable driving dilated or have never been dilated before, you should bring a driver to your very first appointment.
A comprehensive eye exam can include a number of tests and procedures to examine and evaluate the health of your eyes and the quality of your vision. Although these tests may vary depending upon your medical history, they will range from simple ones, like having you read an eye chart, to complex tests, such as using a high-powered lens to examine the health of the tissues inside of your eyes.
These findings can provide important information about your overall health, particularly diabetes and high blood pressure.