Look Out for Your Vision Health!
Many people assume that as long as they can see clearly, their eyes are healthy. Unfortunately, this isn’t true! Only a comprehensive eye exam can detect or rule out many eye problems. At Innovision Optometry, our professional and experienced optometrist, Dr. Ketan Kutlerywala, will evaluate your functional vision and eye health thoroughly. As a family-friendly practice, we perform total eye exams on patients of all ages. Contact us for an appointment in our Poughkeepsie, NY, office.
In the same way that a medical physical checks your general health, an eye exam evaluates the health of your visual system. We’ll use advanced diagnostics and high-tech optometric tools to look closely at your retina and inner eye tissues – paying attention to any signs of abnormalities or diseases, such as glaucoma, cataracts, macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy. The earlier these conditions are detected, the more effective the treatment. An added benefit of comprehensive eye exams is that we may identify the signs of a general health condition, such as diabetes or hypertension, that is currently undiagnosed. Altogether, there are many good, strong reasons to schedule regular eye exams.
We aim to provide every patient with a warm and personalized experience. Dr.Kutlerywala will design your examination to meet your unique visual needs and health issues. Please share your concerns, ask your questions and tell us about any visual symptoms you may be experiencing. We take great strides to ensure that you are comfortable in our Poughkeepsie clinic and fully satisfied with our efficient service.
Eye exams should be scheduled according to the following recommendations, as set by the American Optometric Association (AOA):
Adults: Yearly exams are advised for everyone who wears eyeglasses or contact lenses, regardless of age. After age 40, everyone should schedule annual exams. After age 60, it’s best to consult with our professional eye doctor about your personal need for regular eye exams. Specific health risk factors, such as diabetes and high blood pressure, indicate a need for eye examinations more frequently.
Children: Eye exams should begin at a half-year old. After this, it’s recommended to bring your child at age 3, and then before entering school at age 5-6. Throughout school years, exams should be done every 2 years, minimum. A list of particular risk factors, such as crossed eyes, premature birth and family history of eye disease, point to a need to schedule additional eye exams for your kid. These pediatric exams are critical – as many vision conditions can go undetected without a thorough vision evaluation, and many common vision conditions can jeopardize your child’s ability to learn normally.
We look forward to taking a look at you and your family’s eyes! Call today to book an appointment!
Basic Steps of a Comprehensive Eye Exam in Poughkeepsie
- Dr. Kutlerywala will meet with you to record your case history. Please tell us about any medicines you are taking, your family eye history, and any complaints or symptoms related to your vision.
- We’ll conduct preliminary testing, such as eye mobility, color vision and testing the response of your pupils to light.
- Your ability to focus will be evaluated, along with your binocularity skills. It’s important that your eyes can change focus smoothly between near and far, and that your eyes work together as a team.
- Visual acuity will be checked to determine if you need a prescription for vision correction. You’ll be asked to read a basic eye chart, and we’ll use a phoropter and retinoscope to confirm your diagnosis of farsightedness, nearsightedness and astigmatism.
- Our eye doctor will place dilating eye drops in your eyes to facilitate a detailed inspection of your retina and the back of your eye. We’ll use specialized, high-powered magnification to examine thoroughly.
- Dr. Kutlerywala will sit together with you to discuss the results of your comprehensive eye exam. If vision correction or eye treatment is necessary, we’ll work together with you to decide upon the most suitable plan for your lifestyle and ocular needs.