Did you know that comprehensive eye exams are one of the best ways to protect your vision? Lawrence S. Forgacs, O.D. is an eye doctor in Midtown Manhattan that provides eye care for patients of all ages. During your comprehensive eye exam, Dr. Forgacs will ensure you get the service you need to protect your vision and eye health.
What to Expect from Comprehensive Eye Exams
An eye exam with our doctor begins by asking about your vision and overall health. We will also ask you about medications you're currently taking and any medical conditions that may be affecting your eyesight. Dr. Forgacs will then conduct a series of tests to evaluate your vision and check for any common eye problems. These tests may include the following:
- Visual acuity - This is a test to check how well you see at various distances
- Eye muscle movement - These tests check the movement and coordination of your eye muscles
- Pupil reaction - These tests check the pupil's ability to respond to light
- Peripheral vision - This test measures your side or peripheral vision
- Eye pressure - It's important to test the pressure of your eyes to check for glaucoma. A device called a tonometer is used for this screening for glaucoma.
Comprehensive eye exams can screen for eye diseases like macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, and cataracts. These conditions often have no symptoms in their early stages, which is why regular eye exams are of the utmost importance.
Frequency of Eye Exams
It's recommended to have a comprehensive eye exam at least once every year. However, if you have a family history of eye disease, are over the age of 60, or have diabetes, you may need to have more frequent exams. We will create the best plan of action depending on your condition.
Comprehensive Eye Exams Are Good for Overall Health
Many people forget to include eye health as part of their overall health, but it's just as important. Regular comprehensive eye exams can help identify other health concerns such as high blood pressure and diabetes.
Make an Appointment with Our Optometrist in Midtown Manhattan
If you are due for a comprehensive eye exam or think you may have an issue with your vision, contact our office to schedule an appointment. Lawrence S. Forgacs, O.D. will help you achieve and maintain optimal eye health. Call our team today at (212) 583-9000 or reach us through our website by using our online contact form.