Scheduling a comprehensive annual eye exam
at Cohen's Fashion Optical is the right step towards continued eye health. Having yearly eye tests helps you maintain clear vision, especially if you wear eyeglasses and your vision hasn't stabilized yet. An annual vision test is recommended for everyone though, as even if you don't require prescription eyeglasses, an optometrist can detect any underlying eye problems or other health issues. Contacts wearers need an annual contact eye exam, as contact lens prescriptions are only valid one year, and because improper use of contacts can lead to eye health issues.
An annual eye exam allows an eye doctor to determine a current vision prescription for you, and gives you a chance to ask questions about any recent vision problems such as red eyes or blurry vision. A yearly eye test can even reveal underlying health issues that don't cause symptoms, and gives your optometrist the chance to recommend preventative measures early on. For children, vision tests beyond those provided by schools are important, as a certified optometrist provides more thorough examination and testing, and can help treat early eye problems that could develop into future vision problems. And annual contact eye exams are a must for those who wear contacts, to ensure contact lenses provide the proper fit and are allowing enough oxygen to reach the cornea.
During an annual eye exam at Cohen's Fashion Optical, optometrists evaluate overall eye health and clarity of vision through a series of standard tests. A yearly eye test will typically involve measuring how well you see at a distance and close up, along with a check of your peripheral vision. Eye doctors use specialized vision test equipment to look into the interior of your eye also, to examine the health of your cornea, retina and other parts of your eye. In an annual contact eye exam
, your optometrist will also measure your eyes, and look for changes like astigmatism that could affect the type of contact lenses you wear.
Not only does an annual eye exam help to correct, monitor and prevent vision problems, but a yearly eye test also gives you the opportunity to take advantage of the latest innovations in optical lenses, contact lenses and eyeglass frames. During a yearly eye test, ask your eye doctor about progressive lenses if you've previously worn bifocal lenses. Or after a vision test, get recommendations for the best types of lenses, such as adaptive lenses, to get for prescription eyeglasses. And during an annual contact eye exam, you may even want to get trial lenses for disposable lenses, or contact lenses featuring cool fashion colors.