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Eye Exams by Our Optometrists in Lubbock, TX

Getting regular eye exams is an important part of maintaining your eye health and good vision! At Ginter Eyecare Center in Lubbock, TX, we help patients get regular comprehensive eye exams.

Benefits of Regular Eye Exams

Getting eye exams from an experienced eye doctor can have many benefits, including:

  • Safety - There are many normal activities, like driving and navigating city streets, that are not safe if you can't see properly. Getting an annual eye exam helps keep you and others safe.

  • Functionality - Without clear vision, it's difficult to function in the work place and at school.

  • Symptom reversal - Some conditions can be reversed, if they are caught early enough. This is particularly true for patients who are very young. Taking your baby to the eye doctor can help your child have better vision later in life.

  • Preventive Care – periodic eye examinations throughout your life stages can detect vision or health problems before they produce noticeable symptoms. Initial detection of disease like diabetes or glaucoma also frequently occurs during an optometric examination.
  • Early Detection of vision problems- Children don't realize they cannot see clearly and older people are inclined to dismiss vision changes as ‘just getting old’. Your optometrist will perform visual acuity measurements and other tests to evaluate how well your eyes function together and your eye doctor can then prescribe glasses or contact lenses to correct vision defects. This, in turn, results in improved work and school performance, less eyestrain and better quality of life.

When to Get a Vision Exam by an Eye Doctor

People young and old need get eye exams on an annual basis, but there are other times when eye exams are warranted. You should get an eye exam if you have any of the following symptoms:

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  • Unusual sensitivity to light.
  • A dark curtain falls down over the vision in one eye.
  • Blurry vision.
  • Halos.
  • Eye pain.
  • Changes in iris color.
  • Headaches that occur after reading or looking at a computer screen.
  • Floaters in the visual field.

In addition to visual acuity testing, Refraction, and Ocular Motility testing, your optometrist will perform a thorough examination of the eye, eyelids and internal structures. They will evaluate your vision and ask pertinent questions about medications you take, any symptoms you may be experiencing, your overall health and any family history that may affect your eyesight.

Once your examination is complete your optometrist will discuss results and develop a personalized treatment plan for you to address or correct any problems found.

What to Expect During an Eye Exam in Lubbock, TX

When you visit our Lubbock optometrists for an eye exam, your visit will consist of many parts. The eye doctor will test for the following:

  • Clear Vision - Your eye doctor will test your eyes for refractive error. During this test, your eye doctor will decide if you are near sighted or far sighted. If you already have glasses, your eye doctor will check to see if your prescription has changed.

  • Eye Diseases - Your optometrist will check your eyes for eye diseases like cataracts, glaucoma and cancer. Catching these diseases early will help you maintain your eye health and can make combating these problems much easier.

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  • Eye functionality - Your eye doctor will check your ability to track moving objects and see color. Your eye doctor may also check your depth perception.

Whether you already have glasses or have never needed corrective lenses in your life, you should have an eye exam every year. At Ginter Eyecare Center, our optometry specialists are experienced in administering eye exams and interpreting the results. We help the people of Wolfforth, Lubbock, Woodrow and the surrounding communities to maintain clear vision and keep their eyes healthy.

Contact Our Local TX Eye Doctor Today for a Comprehensive Eye Exam

We carry a range of frames for corrective lenses and help find contacts for patients who want to wear corrective contact lenses.Ginter Eyecare Center in Lubbock TX is here to preserve and protect the vision of your entire family.  Call us today at 806-798-8820.

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