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Eye Exams

Why Are Eye Exams Important?

Eye Exams Cape Coral

Periodic comprehensive eye examinations are an important part of your overall health checkups.  Some diseases such as glaucoma and macular degeneration can be detected early and treated. Many times patients have these diseases with no symptoms.  Left untreated, they can cause vision loss.

Eye examinations also help ensure you are seeing your best at all times. Going several years without an eye exam likely means you are wearing the wrong glasses/contact lens prescription. In order to keep your eyes and vision as healthy as possible, eye exams are essential.

How Often Should You Get Eye Exams?

Patients with a family history of these diseases, and also those over 65, should have a comprehensive eye exam at least every year.  Others with no history of these diseases should have a comprehensive eye exam every two years.

If you have a family history of glaucoma, cataracts, retinal disorders, diabetes or if you have had any previous eye injuries, you will come back for a yearly eye examination. Even people who have had no previous issues with their eyes are susceptible to eye disease.

What Happens During an Eye Exam?

Eye examinations are quick and painless while still being extremely thorough. During your eye examination at Tyson Eye in Naples, we will check the inner and outer structures of your eyes for signs of disease, as well as test your vision to see if you need an updated prescription.

Your visual acuity will be tested. Your visual acuity determines how clearly you see. Your doctor will use a Snellen chart (the alphabet printed on a chart at varying sizes) and ask you to read the chart. Each eye will be tested separately.

Other vision tests include a refraction assessment, visual field test and color vision testing.

Glaucoma screening will be performed. This gives you doctor a good idea of whether or not you are at risk for glaucoma by measuring the pressure inside of the eye.

During your exam, your eyes will be dilated to enable the physician to better see the retina at the back of your eye.  Since your vision will remain blurry for a few hours, you should have a driver accompany you to this office visit.

Being proactive about your eye health can save you a lot of frustration. If you would like to book an eye examination with our eye care experts here at Tyson Eye, contact our Naples or Cape Coral, FL office today!

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BONITA SPRINGS
3925 Bonita Beach Rd
Bonita Springs, FL 34134
Phone: (239) 542-2020
Fax: (239) 947-3914
Office hours: Tuesday - Friday 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM

CAPE CORAL
4120 Del Prado Blvd
Cape Coral, FL 33904
Phone: (239) 542-2020
Fax: (239) 541-1492
Office hours: Monday - Friday 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM

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2640 Golden Gate Pkwy #115
Naples, FL 34105
Phone: (239) 542-2020
Office hours: By Appointment Only

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2335 Tamiami Trail N. #304
Naples, FL 34103
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18770 N Tamiami Trail
North Fort Myers, FL 33903
Phone: (239) 542-2020
Fax: (239) 731-9393
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8004 Vintage Pkwy
Fort Myers, FL 33967
Phone: (239) 542-2020
Fax: (239) 210-9096
Office hours: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday - 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM