When it comes to vision care, annual eye exams play a crucial role. Eye exams are more than just promoting healthy vision; they can help manage an individual’s overall health and wellbeing, too. Eye exams can spot the early signs of serious health conditions like diabetes and high blood pressure, so patients can be treated sooner, rather than later.
Comprehensive Eye Exams
When it comes to eye health, prevention and early detection are essential. Routine screenings can detect some vision problems, but they can’t fully assess your ocular health. For that, Families Together of Orange County offers comprehensive eye exams performed by trained specialists. Our comprehensive examinations assess all facets of your vision, including visual acuity, depth perception, peripheral vision, eye movement and more. We also evaluate the health and structures of your eyes, helping us diagnose and track changes so that we can treat any issues as early as possible. As a general rule, most people should undergo a comprehensive eye exam at least every one to two years.
Dilated Eye Exams
While many eye conditions can be managed effectively, detecting and diagnosing them is a different story. They often produce few noticeable changes at first, making them difficult to identify under normal circumstances. When your pupils are dilated with eye drops, however, your irises let in significantly more light. This provides a much better view of the structures in your eyes, including the retinas and optic nerves. Dilated eye exams help our eye care providers check for many different conditions that affect both your vision and your overall health, including diabetes, glaucoma, macular degeneration, high blood pressure and retinal detachment.
Family Eye Care
According to recent studies, more than 61% of Americans have some form of visual impairment. Here at Families Together of Orange County, we’re committed to helping people of all ages overcome vision problems and maintain great eye health. We’re equipped to offer high-quality services for your entire family, whether it’s preventive eye exams for children or treatment of age-related macular degeneration. Our providers review your family history and work with you to ensure you’re getting whatever support you need. This level of comprehensive family care leads to improved visual acuity, earlier diagnosis of eye disorders and better overall health and wellness.
Specialized Screening for Diabetic Patients
Diabetes is an insidious disease that can affect many parts of your body, including your eyes. As blood glucose builds up, it can damage the fine blood vessels that supply your retinas, potentially causing a condition called diabetic retinopathy. Over time, this can lead to visual distortions and even partial or total loss of sight. If you’ve been diagnosed with diabetes, we offer specialized exams that can detect even subtle changes in the structures of your eyes. The damage caused by diabetic retinopathy typically can’t be reversed, so regular screenings are the best way to protect yourself and preserve your eyesight.
Screening for Foreign Bodies in the Eyes
An eyelash or a speck of dirt in your eye can certainly be uncomfortable, but it’s usually easy enough to flush out with water. If rinsing doesn’t offer relief, or if the foreign body is potentially hazardous, it’s important to seek help as soon as possible. Without professional care, even tiny objects can damage your eye and cause an infection. At Families Together of Orange County, we have the tools and expertise to safely identify and remove all types of foreign bodies. We can also check for and treat corneal abrasions and other eye injuries to minimize the risk of long-term complications.
It’s a rough-and-tumble world out there, so it’s not surprising that glasses experience a lot of wear and tear. Accidental damage is common, but even careful everyday use can eventually lead to bent frames, broken hinges and missing nose pads. Luckily, Families Together of Orange County can help. Our convenient and affordable eyeglass repairs can fix most kinds of damage, restoring your glasses to perfect condition for a fraction of the cost of a new pair.