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Testing for More than 20/20
20/20 just means that the person can clearly see a certain size of letter on the standard eye chart (equivalent to what a person with normal vision should be able to see at 20 feet).
During our comprehensive vision exam, Dr. Dresely evaluates many important visual skills, such as:
Above are just a few of the many visual skills evaluated during our comprehensive vision exam. In addition, the health of your eyes, inside and out, is carefully evaluated for such problems as cataracts, glaucoma, hypertension, diabetes, etc.
Vision Exams for Children
The American Optometric Association recommends that pre-school children receive a complete vision exam at the ages of six months, three years and five years. It is particularly important that a child have a complete vision evaluation prior to entry into Kindergarten. While in school, yearly evaluations are recommended.
Regular eye exams and vision screening are not designated to test for all the visual skills required for reading and learning. As a developmental optometrist, Dr. Dresely includes additional tests to screen for potential problems in these areas. When a problem is identified, more in-depth testing is needed to determine the best course of treatment and all possible treatment options.
If your child has any type of head injury, whether mild, concussion or more severe, it is important to schedule an appointment with Dr. Dresely as soon as possible.
Vision Exams for Adults
The American Optometric Association recommends a yearly eye exam for adults -- not only to detect and to diagnose vision changes or problems -- but, also to maintain eye health. For example, glaucoma, a disease caused by increased pressure in the eye, commonly goes unnoticed by adults. Regular vision examinations are also important for the prevention of vision problems created or aggravated by today's academic and professional demands.
21st century lifestyles demand more from our vision than ever before. Adults in our technological society constantly use their near vision at work and at home. Environmental stresses on the visual system (including excessive computer use or close work) can sometimes induce headaches and/or visual difficulties which can be effectively treated with corrective lenses and/or Vision Therapy.
If you have any type of head injury, whether mild, concussion or more severe, it is important to schedule an appointment with Dr. Dresely as soon as possible.