EYE EXAMS AT Broward Eye Care
Regardless of your age or physical health, it’s important to have regular eye exams. During a complete eye exam, one of our eye doctors at Broward Eye Care will not only determine your prescription for eyeglasses or contact lenses, but will also check your eyes for eye diseases, assess how your eyes work together as a team and evaluate your eyes as an indicator of your overall health.
Eye Exams in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
A comprehensive eye exam includes a number of tests and procedures to examine and evaluate the health of your eyes and the quality of your vision. These tests range from simple ones, like having you read an eye chart, to complex tests, such as using a high-powered lens to examine the health of the tissues inside of your eyes.
Eyecare experts recommend you have a complete eye exam every one to three years, depending on your age, risk factors, and physical condition.
Meibography & Dry Eye Disease
Concerned about your vision? How clear you can see and how comfortable your eyes feel are questions we'll ask you during an eye exam since one of the most common reasons these could indicate dry eye disease.
We decided to add meibography to every eye exam, probably the only dry eye clinic in Ft Lauderdale to do so, to ensure your eyes stay healthy & comfortable.
The tear layer around your cornea protects it from foreign bodies. If the meibomian glands that produce the tears aren't healthy, then you are sure to have visual discomfort. After we take a scan of your meibomian glands, then we will know exactly what it takes to restore your visual comfort.
We recommend to every one of our patients to opt-in for retinal imaging as part of their eye exam. This add-on service provides such a wealth of information about your eyes, retina health, and possible conditions beyond your vision such as blood pressure, diabetes, and even possible signs of brain tumors. Your eyes are literally the windows to your health, so get a clear picture of them.
Digital Phoropters: Prescription Perfect
Did you know that many optometrists still give a rough estimate about your prescription? Phoropters are those big metal machines that they put in front of you to help calculate your prescription. However, the days of asking you if one or two is better is basically gone. Our practice carries the latest in digital phoropters that can zero-in on your exact prescription without guesswork.
It’s not easy to run a practice that boasts specialty contact lens fittings, advanced dry eye technology, and still continues to run day-to-day eye care for patients of all ages. Local universities send interns to our practice to help watch and learn how to effectively run a practice with such medical expertise in eye disease management & treatments so that future optometrists can learn what optometry is all about.
If you are seeking an eye exam in Ft Lauderdale from an eye doctor who can best take care of your vision, Broward Eye Care has a lot to offer.
Comprehensive Eye Exams For Children In Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Some experts estimate that approximately 5% to 10% of pre-schoolers and 25% of school-aged children have vision problems. According to the American Optometric Association (AOA), all children should have their eyes examined at 6 months of age, at age 3 and again at the start of school. Children without vision problems or risk factors for eye or vision problems should then continue to have their eyes examined at every year throughout school.
Children with existing vision problems or risk factors should have their eyes examined more frequently. Common risk factors for vision problems include:
- premature birth
- developmental delays
- turned or crossed eyes
- family history of eye disease
- history of eye injury
- other physical illness or disease
The AOA recommends that children who wear eyeglasses or contact lenses should have their eyes examined at least every 12 months or according to their eye doctor's instructions. Read more about Pediatric Eye Exams.
Comprehensive Eye Exams For Adults In Ft. Lauderdale, FL
The AOA also recommends an annual eye exam for any adult who wears eyeglasses or contacts. If you don't normally need vision correction, you still need an eye exam every year. Doctors often recommend more frequent examinations for adults with diabetes, high blood pressure and other disorders, because many diseases can have an impact on vision and eye health.
If you are over 40, it's a good idea to have your eyes examined every one to two years to check for common age-related eye problems such as presbyopia, cataracts and macular degeneration. Read more about Vision After 40.
Because the risk of eye disease continues to increase with advancing age, everyone over the age of 60 should be examined annually. Read more about Vision After 60.
We look forward to your visit at Broward Eye Care for personalized eye care.