More than 250 million people worldwide live with some sort of vision impairment, and 50% of those vision problems are the result of a failure to receive timely treatment. Needless to say, regular eye checkups are paramount to maintaining healthy vision. At Ooh La La Optometry in Silverlake and Sherman Oaks, California, Dr. Ana Vargas provides a comprehensive eye exam to diagnose your eye health and determine if you need corrective lenses or more serious care for your vision problems. To schedule your eye exam, call Ooh La La Optometry or book your appointment online.
Generally, Dr. Vargas performs a comprehensive eye exam to make sure you have no underlying medical conditions or illnesses that are affecting or will affect your vision over time. This includes conditions such as glaucoma or astigmatism.
During a comprehensive eye exam, Dr. Vargas performs a series of tests to gauge the overall health of your eyes, including your vision, their physical health, and whether you have any underlying conditions. These tests commonly include:
While color blindness is generally harmless, some underlying health conditions can affect your color perception, such as diabetes, macular degeneration, and glaucoma.
This test examines how well your eyes are able to follow a moving object.
This simple test allows Dr. Vargas to determine how well your eyes work together.
This test helps determine whether you have any issues with depth perception, which can affect your ability to drive or perform certain jobs.
Retinoscopies, refraction tests, and autorefraction tests help Dr. Vargas diagnose your vision and determine what kind of vision correction you might need.
Dr. Vargas measures the pressure in your eye to determine whether you have glaucoma, which can affect your vision over time.
Should Dr. Vargas detect any problems during your eye exam, she’ll discuss your treatment options along with any lifestyle changes you can make to reduce the strain on your eyes.
During a comprehensive eye exam, you should expect to spend up to an hour at the office while Dr. Vargas performs a variety of tests on your eyes and vision. Dr. Vargas will first ask you a series of questions related to your vision and medical history before running any tests, so come prepared with any questions you’d like to ask.
Dr. Vargas will need to dilate your eyes for several of your eye examination tests. This shouldn’t interfere with your ability to drive home, but you’ll likely be more sensitive to light and might have slightly blurry vision for a short time afterward.
If your vision isn’t what it used to be, let Dr. Vargas provide a comprehensive eye exam to diagnose any problems and get you on the road to correction. Call Ooh La La Optometry in Silverlake and Sherman Oaks, California, to schedule your consultation or book online.