Eye Care in Arlington Texas
To maintain good vision and to keep your eyes healthy, it is important to have routine eye exams. For those with stable vision and without any eye disease, Ford Eye Center generally recommends having routine eye exams every two years. At this exam your vision will be checked and you will be screened for eye diseases and disorders. If further testing is required, a more comprehensive exam and possible testing will be scheduled.
If you experience any changes in your vision between regularly scheduled visits, you should schedule an appointment with us as soon as possible. Early detection of problems and treatment can be the key to preventing loss of vision.
You should bring the following items with you to your eye appointment:
- Glasses, contact lenses or both.
- A list of all prescription and over-the-counter drugs currently being taken.
- Medical or health insurance card and personal identification.
Signs that You May Need and Eye Exam:
- Holding a book too close to their eyes.
- Difficulty reading the blackboard in school.
- Complaints of blurry eyesight.
- Squinting a lot.
- Closing or covering one eye in order to see.
- Arms are suddenly “too short”, need to hold the newspaper or other reading material far away.
- Unusual difficulty adjusting to dark rooms.
- Difficulty focusing on close or distant objects.
- Unusual sensitivity to light or glare.
- Change in the color of the eye.
- Red-rimmed, encrusted or swollen lids.
- Recurrent pain in or around the eyes.
- Double vision.
- Dark spots at the center of vision.
- Lines and straight edges appear wavy or distorted.
- Excess tearing or “watery eyes.”
- Dry eyes with itching or burning.
- Seeing spots or ghost-like images.
The following symptoms are indications of serious medical problems that require immediate attention:
- Sudden loss of vision in one eye.
- Sudden hazy or blurred vision.
- Flashes of light or black spots in the field of vision.
- Halos or rainbows around lights.
- Curtain-like blotting out of vision.
- Loss of peripheral (side) vision.
If you are experiencing any of these symptoms call our office immediately.
What is a Comprehensive Eye Exam?
Comprehensive eye exams for adults include the following:
- Review of family and personal health history.
- Examination of the interior and exterior of the eye for signs of eye disease or general health problems such as diabetes or hardening of the arteries.
- Eye pressure and field of vision tests to diagnose glaucoma.
- Tests of ability to see sharply and clearly at both close and far distances.
- Tests to determine the presence of nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism, depth perception problems, and in people over age 40 for presbyopia.
- Check of eye coordination and eye muscle function to make sure the eyes are working together as a team.
- Test of ability to change focus easily from near to far, and vice versa.
Ford Eye Center provides you with through preventative care, treatment and management of eye diseases such as glaucoma, macular degeneration and dry eye syndrome. Our doctors and highly trained staff strive to give you an exceptional patient experience by using the most advanced testing and diagnostic equipment available today.
We strive to create a relationship with each patient and look forward to giving you the best visual and eye health care possible. To learn more about our services, please click on the links to the right. We look forward to serving you and your visual needs.