Preventative eye care services are good services to use if you wear eyeglasses, suffer from eye diseases, or have pre-existing eye disorders. They are also good if you are older or are otherwise at risk for developing eye diseases. At Caroline Robison Optometry in Tehachapi, CA and Ridgecrest, CA, we're on a mission to help our clients improve their eye sight and find relief from their eye diseases. Through a vision exam, eye exams from our pediatric optometrist, and much more, we can help your family preserve their eyesight and improve their eye health.
What Is Preventative Eye Care?
Just like seeing a primary care physician for regular checkups and medical screenings, seeing an optometrist regularly can also be important. Preventive eye care may include eye exams. These examinations help to identify any potential problems or changes early on so they can be addressed quickly and effectively.
Regular preventive eye care might also includes checking your vision with a machine, visual field tests for glaucoma, photographs of the retina, dilated exams, or much more. During these exams, our team can also educate patients about ways to keep their eyes healthy such as wearing protective eyewear when playing sports or working around hazardous materials.
Why Is Preventative Care Important?
Regular eye exams, or a vision exam, can be important in detecting any potential vision problems, as well as early signs of diseases such as glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, and macular degeneration. Early diagnosis of these conditions is essential in helping to prevent more serious vision issues down the road. By having regular check-ups, our pediatric optometrist on our optometry team can help identify changes and address them quickly before they become a bigger issue.
In addition, preventive eye care helps you maintain clear vision to read books, drive safely, watch TV, or just enjoy everyday activities without straining your eyes. With glasses and prescription lenses prescribed specifically for your needs, you can be sure that you're seeing life at its best.
What to Expect During a Preventative Care Appointment
During your appointment, our optometrist will review your medical history and discuss any changes or new concerns that you may have. We might also measure the curvature of your corneas and perform a refraction test to determine if glasses are necessary. Depending on the results of these tests, we can provide an appropriate treatment plan for you.
Start Seeing Clearly with Prescription Lenses from Our Optometry Team
At Caroline Robison Optometry in (661) 972-6890 Tehachapi, CA, and (760) 375-4496 Ridgecrest, CA, we understand how important it can be to take preventative steps to preserve eye health for years to come. That’s why we strive to provide comprehensive preventive care services so our clients can enjoy clear vision for life and be protected from eye conditions such as diabetic retinopathy. Call us to learn more about preventative eye care services and how we can help you get a pair of eyeglasses.