As your choice optometrist in Brighton, the team at Brighton Eye Associates is proud to offer comprehensive eye and vision exams to patients of all ages. Our unique one-on-one approach to patient care allows our team to work easily with everyone from kids, right on up to seniors. By using the most advanced technology and drawing on years of combined experience, we are happy to offer each of our patients the absolute best in eye and vision care services.
Vision and Eye Exams
Preventative care is extremely important when it comes to your eye health and vision. With regular comprehensive eye exams, our optometry team is better able to assess your eye health and catch any abnormalities or common eye conditions early on. From there, we can come up with a course of treatment that fits your lifestyle needs and your budget, while ensuring that your eyes are as healthy as possible.
What to Expect During an Eye Exam
We recommend scheduling eye exams at regular intervals throughout your life. According to the American Optometry Association, you should follow a loose schedule that includes:
- Vision exams for children should be scheduled early on. In fact, optometry experts recommend 3 eye exams for young children that should take place at 6 months, 3 years and 5 to 6 years old.
- Children and adults aged 18 to 60 should get an eye exam every 2 years if they have no major eye conditions or every year for at-risk patients.
- Seniors 61 and older should schedule an eye exam each year.
The Initial Consultation
During your initial eye exam at Brighton Eye Associates, you’ll first have a consultation with the optometrist to go over your medical history, your lifestyle factors, and any vision problems you may be experiencing. This is the best way for our team to get an idea of your lifestyle needs and will help us determine whether or not you may be a good candidate for contact lenses or other vision correction options.
Eye Heath Evaluation
Next, we’ll complete an eye health evaluation where we may dilate your pupils to view certain aspects of the eye including the retina, macula, optic nerve and blood vessels. This evaluation allows our team to get a clear picture of the different aspects of the eye and ensure that they are working properly. Additionally, slit lamp testing and tonometry allow us to measure eye pressure and examine the front of the eye.
Eye Function Evaluation
We will also conduct an eye function evaluation to check how your eyes focus, determine eye dominance, color sense and other vital functions. If we notice any issues, we may suggest vision therapy or other treatments ensure your eye stay healthy and functioning properly.
Finally, we will complete a vision exam to see how well your eyes are working to refract incoming light. In addition to the standard eye chart reading test, we will also make vision adjustments using a phoropter to find your exact corrective lens prescription. If necessary, our optometrist may suggest corrective contact lenses or eyeglasses depending on your needs.
Contact Lens Exams
Contact lenses are a convenient, safe and affordable vision correction option that are ideal for patients of many different ages and lifestyle backgrounds. If you are interested in wearing contact lenses alone or in combination with eyeglasses, our optometry team will also need to conduct a contact lens exam.
During your exam, our eye doctors will perform several special tests to evaluate your vision with contact lenses and determine the size and type of contact lenses that will work best for you. We may also perform a tear film test to make sure that your eyes produce enough tears so that you can comfortably wear contact lenses.
Once we determine the right style and fit, we will then discuss the different types of contact lenses available including disposable contacts, extended wear lenses and even colored lenses.
Schedule Your Family’s Eye and Vision Exams with Brighton Eye Associates Today
Is it time for your family’s eye health and vision exams? Our experienced and knowledgeable vision care team is happy to work with patients of all ages. Simply call (303) 659-3036 or visit the team at Brighton Eye Associates online today to schedule a comprehensive eye and vision exam.