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We offer a wide variety of eye health care services to ensure that your eyes are healthy, and your visual needs are met.
Getting regular comprehensive eye exams is a vital part of health care for babies, children, teenagers, adults, and seniors. Your eye health and vision are our top priority at Spectrum Eye Care. During the comprehensive eye exam, our expert doctors will fully assess your eye health and vision.
While the tests administered during a comprehensive eye exam can vary based on your medical history, most comprehensive eye exams will include the following:
- Assessment of visual acuity (the sharpness of your vision) and determining your correct eyeglass prescription.
- Visual fields test to determine if you have blind spots or peripheral vision issues.
- Cover test, which identifies crossed eyes or binocular vision problems.
- Slit lamp exam to detect diseases and conditions affecting the front of the eye.
- Eye pressure measurement to help screen for glaucoma.
- Dilated eye exam to monitor the health of the retina and optic nerve.
We utilize the latest in diagnostic technology to provide you with an accurate prescription for eyeglasses, contact lenses, or both, and to diagnose eye diseases, some of which have no obvious symptoms in the early stages.
What Are the Benefits of a Comprehensive Eye Exam?
During your eye exam at Spectrum Eye Care in Colorado Springs, your doctor will provide you with immediate feedback about the health of your eyes. They will test for nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism, focusing problems, other vision issues, and eye diseases. Based on their findings, they will provide you with a prescription for eyeglasses or contact lenses if needed and helpful information you need to know about your vision and eye health.
Eye exams are about more than how well you can see. Your eyes are a window to your health! During a comprehensive eye exam, your doctor can spot signs of hypertension, diabetes, and other health problems of which you may not be aware.
Perhaps the greatest benefit of comprehensive eye exams is their ability to prevent degenerative eye diseases. Healthy vision requires regular maintenance and care. Neglecting to get your eyes checked by a qualified optometrist can lead to the development of eye issues that can progress over time and have significant long-term effects, including blindness. Certain diseases like glaucoma, macular degeneration, and diabetic retinopathy have no symptoms in the early stages—they can develop slowly and without pain. If left undiagnosed, these diseases often have irreversible consequences. Seeing an eye doctor on a regular basis can protect your vision through early diagnosis and treatment.
Schedule an Appointment at Spectrum Eye Care for a Comprehensive Eye Exam
The expert optometrists at Spectrum Eye Care in Colorado Springs are here to help you achieve clear vision and live your highest quality life. Make your eye health and vision a priority and contact our office to schedule your next comprehensive eye exam.
Can I do an eye exam online?
What is included in an eye exam?
The patient will interact with the doctors and staff in six areas:
- Staff guided pretesting for baseline numbers
- Discuss your vision needs and any symptoms or concerns with the doctors
- Health exam of the eye is performed
- Review retinal images
- Prescriptions for glasses, computer glasses, sunglasses and or contact lenses is measured and the benefits of each explained
- Follow up appointments for children’s success, myopia management and eye problems like cataracts is scheduled.
What diseases can be detected in an eye exam?
Systemic diseases including diabetes, hypertension and artery disease, thyroid, MS, rheumatoid arthritis and lupus have ocular signs the doctor can see.
Eye problems (disease) with cataracts, macular degeneration, glaucoma, dry or red eyes, chronic allergies and extreme nearsighted (myopic) maculopathy is part of the annual exam.
How often do I need an eye exam?
An annual eye exam is recommended for all children through college age adults. Healthy adults are seen every 12 to 18 months, and when their job requirements (vision) change.
Is it necessary for the doctor to dilate my pupils during the exam?
No. Retinal images or Optos-type scans are done routinely while dilation can be important for some pediatric exams and all eye diseases.