Eye and Vision Exams
Regular eye and vision exams play a crucial role in the health of your eyes. Not only will an eye exam help monitor your vision, but it's the best way to detect the early signs of eye disease.
Located in Northern Washington, ClearView Eyecare offers many optometry services, including eye exams. If you're due for an exam, don't wait to make an appointment at our Bellingham office.
When to Schedule an Eye Exam
If you have vision problems or another eye condition, you should schedule an exam with a Bellingham optometrist once a year. Seniors should also schedule annual eye exams. It's normal for adults to experience vision loss as they age, and seniors are also at increased risk for conditions like glaucoma and macular degeneration.
Even if you have perfect vision, it's best to check your eyes every few years. During your exam, the optometrist can look for changes to your vision and check for conditions that could affect the health of your eyes.
You should see an eye doctor immediately if you need emergency care, such as eye injury treatment. It's also best to schedule an exam if you've noticed any changes to your vision or your eyes, such as:
- Blurry vision
- Difficulty focusing
- Increased sensitivity to light
- Night blindness
- Red eyes
- Dry eyes
- Eye strain
- Chronic headaches
While these symptoms aren't necessarily serious, they could signify a vision problem or eye condition. The optometry experts at ClearView Eyecare will be able to identify what's causing your symptoms and provide fast treatment.
What to Expect during an Eye Exam
Typically, an eye exam will begin with a vision test. This will allow your eye doctor to test your vision. If you need corrective lenses, we'll identify your correct prescription and help you find the right solution.
During your appointment, we'll also take a closer look at the inside of your eye. This will allow us to look for signs of eye disease and other health conditions. Many conditions can be detected through a vision test, even if you're not showing any outward system.
If any conditions are detected during the exam, your optometrist will provide immediate treatment. Depending on their findings, your eye doctor may recommend eye drops, corrective lenses, or other treatments to improve your symptoms.
Make an Appointment with a Bellingham Optometrist
If you're looking for an eye doctor in Northern Washington, we're here to help. Whether you need emergency eye injury treatment or simply want to schedule your annual vision exam, you can depend on ClearView Eyecare to provide exceptional care. To make an appointment at our office in Bellingham, WA, call (360) 392-8306.