Comprehensive Eye Exams
The VisionCenter of West Texas offers comprehensive eye exams for children, adults and senior citizens in and around Lubbock, TX.
Pediatric Eye Exam
When your child cannot see clearly, it can affect multiple aspects of his or her development, including hand/eye coordination, walking and learning how to read. Scheduling a pediatric eye exam can help detect problems early.
Infants should receive their first visual screening by the age of 6 months. Another eye examination should be schedule by the time the child is 3 years old, and children between the ages of 6 and 18 should receive an eye examination every one to two years, depending on their risk factors.
Pediatric Eye Screening Examinations
Young children are often given eye screening examinations, which are less intensive than comprehensive eye exams. An eye screening detects potential problems, like low visual acuity, cataracts, lazy eye, astigmatism, nearsighted and farsightedness and eye coordination problems.
Pediatric Comprehensive Vision Exams
Pediatric comprehensive vision exams are more detailed than visual screenings. They involve performing tests to detect glaucoma, lazy eye, problems with the retina, eye coordination and visual acuity. Depending on your child's visual problem, we may recommend visual therapy, patches or corrective lenses.
Adult Eye Exam with our Optometrist in Lubbock
An adult eye exam checks for glaucoma, visual acuity problems, AMD, cataracts and diabetic rhetinopathy. For healthy adults under the age of 40 with no personal history or family history of eye problems, our optometrist in Lubbock, TX typically recommends exams every two years. For adults with a personal history or family history of eye problems or who are over the age of 40, our optometrist recommends yearly eye examinations.
Adult eye exams start with a series of tests to determine eye health and detect any abnormalities in the back of the eye. To test for glaucoma, a puff of air is blown into the eye to check the internal pressure.
To check the back of your eye and retina, our optometrist will dilate your eyes and use an ophthalmoscope to view your retina, optic nerve and blood vessels.
Additional tests include slit-lamp, visual acuity, eye muscle movement tests and depth perception tests. If eye problems are detected or you need your corrective lens prescription updated, a refractor will be used to help give you the best vision correction possible.
Senior Eye Exam
As we age, we are more prone to developing certain eye diseases, including glaucoma, cataracts and AMD, which is why we recommend a senior eye exam every 12 months or if your vision changes. The goal of these yearly examinations is to catch vision robbing illnesses as soon as possible so that we can help you preserve your vision and maintain your eye health.
During your senior eye exam, you should tell our doctor if you have noticed any changes in your vision, including problems with depth perception, driving at night or glare.