Routine And Comprehensive Eye Examinations
Is it time for your routine eye exam? At Foulkes Vision, we are proud to provide advanced care and screening services. We will determine the cause of any vision changes you are experiencing, as well as provide routine screening services to look for early signs of vision disorders. To schedule your appointment in Chicago or Lombard, please call 630-724-1400.
What To Expect From An Eye Exam
Our doctors will assess all aspects of your vision and ocular health during your eye exam. After dilating your eyes, the doctor can see into your retina. We will also check your vision and screen for eye diseases and disorders, such as:
Any change in your vision is important. Our doctors can diagnose eye and visual problems early on, which typically leads to more effective treatments.
Your comprehensive eye exam includes:
- Reviewing your health history
- Reviewing your family's health history
- Testing your field of vision
- Testing the pressure in your eyes
- Looking at the inside and outside of the eye
- Testing near and far vision
- Testing depth perception
- Assessing the coordination between your eyes and eye muscles
This exam not only assesses whether you are nearsighted, farsighted or have an astigmatism, it also allows our doctors to see signs of glaucoma, presbyopia, cataracts and other eye problems. By examining your eyes, our doctors can see signs of health problems elsewhere in the body, including diabetes or hardening of the arteries.
We will of course also test your visual acuity. This is most often done with a Snellen chart, the chart that has an arrangement of letters and numbers in decreasing size. This is the test that ranks your vision as 20/20, 20/40, etc. 20/20 is considered normal vision. 20/40 vision means that at 20 feet, you see what normal eyes see at a distance of 40 feet.
Signs You May Need An Eye Exam
You should have a routine eye exam every 2 years if you have stable vision. Our doctors will let you know if you will benefit from more frequent exams or vision care.
If you notice a change in your vision, you should schedule an exam as soon as possible. The onset of any of the following could be a sign it is time for a checkup:
- Words have started looking blurry when you are reading
- You cannot focus on objects as well as you used to
- Eye sensitivity to light
- Dark spots in your vision
- Your iris has changed colors
- Your eyes look red and/or swollen
- Objects appear wavy or distorted
- Eyes are frequently dry, irritated and itchy
For any concerns about your vision or eye health, give Foulkes Vision a call. We look forward to arranging your consultation and providing you with the answers you need.
How To Prepare For Your Eye Exam
You may want to inquire about the following when you call to book your eye exam:
- Whether your exam will temporarily affect your vision, and if you should arrange for someone to drive you home
- Cost and insurance coverage
- Payment options
You may also want to spend some time prior to your appointment writing down visual issues you are currently experiencing and your eye health history.
Next Steps – Schedule Your Eye Appointment
At Foulkes Vision, we pride ourselves on providing individualized, personable care. We look forward to arranging your appointment. Please call our Chicago office at 630-724-1400.