Eye and Vision Exams at Meridian Ophthalmic Associates
Routine eye and vision exams provide you with the opportunity to correct blurry vision and diagnose any severe eye or health conditions early on. Even if your eyes are healthy and you can see clearly without corrective lenses, a routine vision exam with our Meridian eye doctors helps create a baseline to know if anything changes between exams. Our optometry staff at Meridian Ophthalmic Associates understand how important eye exams are to your overall health and are ready to help you schedule your next comprehensive vision exam.
Comprehensive Eye Exams
A comprehensive vision exam is simple, comfortable, and should not take more than an hour. During the exam, our eye doctors will discuss your medical history and any concerns about your vision. Additionally, our team will go over your family's medical history, any medication you are currently taking, and if you already wear corrective eyewear or contacts.
What to Expect During a Routine Vision Exam
We will check your visual acuity using an eye chart, which helps determine how well you see at various distances. For example, this exam determines if you have 20/20 vision or not. In addition, our eye doctors will perform other tests, including seeing how your pupils react to light, checking peripheral vision, monitor eye movement, and check eye pressure. Additionally, a vision exam may include a color-blindness check and eye dilation if needed.
Routine eye exams are recommended for everyone to help check visual acuity and look at the eyes' overall health. Additionally, many diseases, such as high blood pressure, diabetes, and certain cancers, can be diagnosed early during a vision exam before symptoms set in.
When to Schedule an Eye Exam
It is essential to schedule routine eye exams annually to check for any significant changes in vision and eye health. Since vision changes quickly, it is recommended to have children examined annually. Most parents schedule their child's appointment just before school starts.
Sometimes an appointment with an eye doctor is needed before a year has passed. Common reasons to schedule an urgent eye exam include:
- Eye infection
- Eye injury
- Eye pain
- Experiencing floaters or flashes
Contact Us for Your Next Vision Exam in Meridian
When you are ready to schedule your eye exam, our professional staff at Meridian Ophthalmic Associates is prepared to help you. Call us today at (601) 483-2616 to schedule your routine eye and vision exams. Learn more about how our eye exams can help you maintain optimal vision and eye health.