COMPREHENSIVE EYE EXAMS in Albuquerque
At Eyes of New Mexico Family Optometry and Contact Lenses we offer top-notch eye exams for the entire family. Our clinic has cutting-edge optometric technology, so we can ensure accurate glasses and contact lens prescriptions and early detection of eye diseases such as glaucoma.
We get to know each patient that comes into our practice, so we can offer a customized eye care experience for everyone.
Your Eye Health Is Our Central Focus
At our Albuquerque eye care clinic, we understand that keeping your eyes healthy goes beyond simply keeping your glasses or contact lens prescription up to date. It's also about making sure that eye diseases and conditions that may harm your vision are detected and treated as early as possible.
We use the latest eye care technology available today to make sure that no stone goes unturned in finding just the right eye care solutions to have you seeing more clearly and comfortably than ever before.
Come pay us a visit to see for yourself!
Eye Exams Can Save Your Vision
Many vision-threatening eye diseases show little or no noticeable signs or symptoms until after they've already caused often irreversible vision loss. Our Albuquerque eye doctors will be able to run tests meant to detect any subtle indications of damage to the eye or vision loss that may signal the onset of these conditions.
Once these conditions are detected, we can create a custom eye care plan that addresses your particular needs and can prevent further loss of vision or damage.
Eye Exams for Children & Young Adults
How Often Do Kids Need to Have Eye Exams?
An estimated 25% of all children of school age have vision problems that affect the way they learn. According to our Albuquerque eye care experts, all children should have their eyes examined around the time that they're 6 months old to ensure that their sight is developing properly. At age 3 they should have another eye exam, and then one more before their first year of school.
After this, they should have a back-to-school eye exam with our eye doctors before the beginning of each school year.
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
- the family history of eye disease
- history of eye injury
- other physical illness or disease
Consult with our Albuquerque optometric team for personalized recommendations on how best to help maintain your child's long-term vision and eye health.
What Happens During An Eye Exam?
Our eye doctor in Albuquerque, New Mexico, will do a thorough job checking your vision so that we can provide you with as accurate a prescription as possible. If you need eyeglasses or contacts for vision correction, we'll test your vision both with and without them to get a full picture of how well you see.
You'll be asked to read from a basic eye chart, which tests your eyesight at various distances. If you have no refractive error, you're said to have 20/20 vision. We'll also use a phoropter to check carefully for astigmatism, nearsightedness, and farsightedness. This involves having you look through a series of lenses and give feedback on which ones you feel give you the clearest, most comfortable vision. With the aid of a retinoscope, we'll measure how light focuses on your retina with each of the different lenses.
These tests, among others, provide us with the information needed check your eye health and issue an accurate prescription.
Vision Exams For Those Over 40
If you're over 40 years old, there are a number of common age-related eye conditions that you need to look out for. These include presbyopia, cataracts, and age-related macular degeneration. Fortunately, early detection and treatment of these conditions can ensure that you continue to experience clear and comfortable eyesight.
In addition to regular yearly eye exams, it's important to be aware of any changes in your eye health and vision. Also know your potential risk factors as well as your family ocular and medical history. Over half of the vision loss worldwide is preventable with proper treatment and care.
Safeguard your vision by booking your eye exam with Eyes of New Mexico Family Optometry and Contact Lenses in Albuquerque today.