You have 20/20 vision?! That's great, tell me more!!

Clear vision, also known as 20/20 vision, is always very exciting to claim and report to your family, friends, and peers. In fact, when I hear someone proudly announce his/her stellar visual acuity, I get so excited and am dying to know more about the health of their eyes! Here a few questions/topics that will make you well-educated during your comprehensive eye exam:

How are your intraocular pressures (pressure inside of the eye)?
Eye pressures are measured with an anesthetic eye drop and blue light. Normal eye pressures range from 10mmHg-22mmHg. When eye pressures measure higher, we evaluate you further for Glaucoma risk.

Is your macula flat and evenly pigmented?
The macula provides you with your detailed central vision. Upon dilated exam, we scan the macula for any sign of swelling, deposits, or pigment changes.

Do your optic nerves appear to be healthy?
The optic nerve runs from the back of your eye to your brain. The optic nerve and surrounding tissue are carefully assessed during your dilated exam. When the optic nerve appears large, or when the optic nerves have asymmetrical appearances, further evaluation for Glaucoma risk is warranted.

Are there any retinal findings that suggest a possibility of systemic complications such as diabetes, high blood pressure or high cholesterol?
During the dilated exam, we’re looking for dilated, torturous blood vessels, small bleeds, plasma protein deposits. These signs indicate problems with systemic health such as diabetes or high blood pressure.

Do your eye muscles work well together?
Your eye care provider will look at your eye movements and their ability to work together. In order for you to have quality three dimensional vision and efficient near vision, the muscles and focusing must be in sync.

There is so much more to healthy eyes and vision than what is revealed by an eye chart. To ensure that your vision remains as clear as possible, it is essential to monitor your ocular health annually with an eye care provider. This is achieved with a Comprehensive Eye Exam.

Watch this video discussing dilated comprehensive eye exams created by the National Institute of Health

To learn much more about your own ocular health, click on this link and call Eye Specialists in Bellevue or Papillion to schedule a comprehensive eye exam today.