What is Eye Health Evaluation?
Eye Health Evaluation is an assessment of your eye health status.
Why is Eye Health Evaluation Important?
Prevention is always the best cure – this best justifies the importance of eye health evaluation.
Some eye problems show no signs or symptoms. This keeps people from seeking medical attention thinking their vision works just fine. With the help of eye and vision examinations, individuals are informed whether they are suffering from any eye problems. This prevents eye problems from further developing, and also help prevent vision loss.
What makes up an Eye Health Evaluation?
A comprehensive eye health evaluation may consist of, but are not limited to patient history, preliminary tests, and visual acuity.
In the patient history, the eye doctor traces eye vision problems that run in the family. You’ll be asked as well about symptoms you’re experiencing, as well as the medications you’re currently taking or have taken.
During the preliminary tests, particular aspects of eye functions are evaluated such as eye muscle movements. In the visual acuity meanwhile, the ability of your eyes to see clearly is measured with the help of distance and near reading charts.
Most important, eye pressure is measured to detect presence of glaucoma. Apart from that, external
examination is as well done by means of magnification and using bright light, to evaluate the condition of eye parts such as cornea and eyelids.
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