Eye & Vision Exams

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Eye and vision exams are a crucial part of eye health. Located in Bakersfield, Innovative Eye Care offers the eye care services that you need to take care of your eyes. Read on to find answers to some of the most common questions people ask about eye exams.

What Is an Eye Exam?

The purpose of an eye exam is to monitor your eye's function and health. In addition to testing your vision, Dr. Wilhelmsen will look for signs of eye disease, issues with eye teaming, or any other abnormalities. An eye exam is designed to be comprehensive and provide a complete picture of the health of your eyes. 

What Is a Vision Exam?

Frequently referred to as vision screenings, vision exams are focused on testing your vision. If there are issues with your vision, this exam will determine what sort of vision correction you might need. This will allow our optometrist to provide you with a prescription for contacts or glasses.

What Should I Expect During My Exam?

While an eye and vision exam can vary based on your age, risk factors, and medical history, exams typically involve a wide range of tests. Your exam will measure your visual acuity as well as the way your eyes move, focus, and coordinate. We may also test for color blindness and depth perception. If you need vision correction, our optometrist will use tools to provide you with an accurate prescription. The shape of your eye will also be measured, which will provide a better fit if you choose to wear contact lenses.

Do I Need an Eye Exam?

Everyone should have regular eye exams, even if they don't have issues with their vision. Vision loss is gradual and many people don't realize that they need corrective lenses until after they have their eyes checked. These tests are also an important way to screen for eye disease. 

Serious eye diseases can lead to permanent vision loss, like macular degeneration. These eye diseases may not show symptoms until the condition has progressed. These conditions are more treatable in the early stages, which is why regular exams and early detection are key.

Make an Appointment with Our Optometrist for Your Next Eye Exam

Whether you're due for your next eye exam or haven't had your eyes checked in years, you can depend on Innovative Eye Care in Bakersfield to take care of your eyes. Call our team today at (661) 213-3310 or reach us through our website by using our online contact form to schedule an appointment with Dr. Wilhelmsen.

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