When you hear the words “comprehensive eye exam,” what do you imagine? If you’re like most people who haven’t gone to the eye doctor much -- or at all -- you probably just picture those eye charts elementary school nurses and state motor vehicle departments use to screen for visual acuity deficits like nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism. Unfortunately, though, refractive errors (the technical term eye doctors use to refer to vision blurring resulting from corneas that are misshapen) aren’t the only things that can go wrong with your “windows to the world.” That’s why our Henderson eye doctors
here at the practice of Trang Tran, OD & Esther Tan, OD, are a lot more thorough when they look at your eyes. So you know what to expect when you come in for an appointment, we’d like to tell you about a few of the conditions we’ll screen for.
Comprehensive Eye Exams Henderson
While there are dozens of serious eye conditions people can develop, for want of space, we will only highlight three of the most common: cataracts, glaucoma and macular degeneration -- all of which are leading causes of blindness worldwide. A cataract is a clouding of the eye lens that interferes with clear vision. Resulting from trauma, pre-natal problems or excessive exposure to harmful ultraviolet radiation, our Henderson eye doctors
here at the practice of Trang Tran, OD & Esther Tan, OD, find cataracts with a combination of bright lights and a magnified view of the eye. Glaucoma is a catch-all term that refers to a group of eye diseases that usually involve elevated pressure inside the eye (a.k.a. “intraocular pressure). Thanks to advances in optometric technology, the test for glaucoma involves little more than a gentle puff of air in each eye; sensitive computer equipment determines eye pressure by measuring how much the eye compresses in response. Finally, macular degeneration is a condition affecting the retina -- the light-sensitive backs of our eyes. It is diagnosed with a combination of visual acuity tests and, like with cataracts, a magnified look into your eyes.
In addition to seriously threatening your sense of sight, all three of these conditions are particularly bad because sufferers don’t tend to notice there’s a problem until significant damage has been done. This is why regular visits to the Henderson eye doctors
practice of Trang Tran, OD & Esther Tan, OD, are so important. Don’t settle for a simple eye test. Call our use our website to schedule a comprehensive eye exam today!