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Your eyes may have a few built-in safeguards in the form of tear ducts, eyelids and so on, but there isn't much they can do to protect themselves against major eye diseases and vision disorders. If you want to enjoy a lifetime of optimal eyesight, you have to arrange for that protection, starting with regular eye exams and vision testing. You can get this important form of eye care from Dr. Sandra Palomino, our San Antonio and Timberwood Park eye doctor at The Vision Place.
Many people aren't sure when or how often to schedule eye exams. As a safe rule of thumb, if you haven't had an eye exam in over a year, it's time to see our Timberwood Park and San Antonio optometrist. If you're a senior and/or you're under treatment for a serious eye disease, you may need more frequent eye exams. (Babies and toddlers are an exception; pediatric exams are usually scheduled at 6 months, 3 years of age and kindergarten/first grade.)
The simple eye tests offered by a school nurse or the DMV cannot be compared to a comprehensive exam from our optometrist in San Antonio. Comprehensive eye and vision testing includes:
Eye health testing - Some of the most destructive eye diseases can cause progressive eye damage without any early symptoms. Our eye health tests employ advanced diagnostic techniques to check the fluid pressure inside your eye (high pressure may indicate glaucoma), examine your retinas and optic nerves, and check the lenses and corneas for disease or damage. We highly recommend pupil dilation for eye health evaluation, since it lets us see much more of the inside of the eye.
Eye function testing - If your eyes and brain aren't working as a team, you may suffer vision problems. We can run a variety of tests to evaluate your color perception, binocular vision (depth perception), eye teaming, eye focusing power, eye dominance and eye alignment. If our Timberwood Park and San Antonio optometrist discovers an eye function problem, vision therapy, corrective lenses and other techniques can help put you back on the road to clear vision.
Vision testing - The traditional vision exam in which you read lines of text on an eye chart is extremely useful for evaluating refractive errors such as farsightedness, nearsightedness, ambylopia and presbyopia. If your eyes are having trouble with a specific "distance," our San Antonio and Timberwood Park eye doctor can use a device called a phoropter to clarify the images, one adjustment at a time, until we've arrived at your corrective lens prescription.
If you're due for an eye and vision exam, don't let this critical aspect of eye care go neglected. Call (210) 764-1113 to schedule an appointment with our San Antonio and Timberwood Park optometrist!
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