Adult & Senior Eye Exams in Modesto

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Benjamin Franklin once wrote, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” Although he was talking about fire safety, his quote is also relevant to the healthcare industry. After all, he meant that a problem is easier (and often cheaper) to prevent than it is to fix.

This is especially true when it comes to your eyes. While not all eye diseases are preventable, they’re certainly all easier to treat when they’re caught early. And since eye diseases like macular degeneration and glaucoma often advance with no symptoms and cause irreversible vision loss, eye exams are the first step to preventing or stopping a serious condition in its tracks.

Start protecting your eyes and vision and book an eye exam at Stanislaus Optometric Center, Inc.

Why Do You Need Eye Exams?

You probably know that you’ll receive an updated eyeglass prescription during your eye appointment, but an eye exam does so much more than that.

A comprehensive eye exam assesses your overall ocular health, checks your eyes for eye conditions and diseases, and can even reveal health concerns seemingly unrelated to your eye health, like diabetes, high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, or lupus.

Routine eye exams allow your optometrist to get to know your eyes, establish baseline statistics for your eye health, and discover even the smallest changes to the structures of your eyes that could indicate a potential problem.

How Often Are Eye Exams Needed?

We follow the eye exam schedule recommended by the American Optometric Association (AOA):

  • Adults between 18 and 64 should undergo an eye exam at least every 2 years.
  • Adults over 65 should undergo annual eye exams.
  • High-risk individuals should undergo annual eye exams.

However, everyone is different, so this schedule may not be suitable for your specific needs. Many individual factors, like family history, personal history, or various health concerns, impact how often you’ll need an eye exam. Your optometrist will recommend a unique eye exam schedule based on your needs and let you know the reasoning behind it.

What to Expect from a Comprehensive Eye Exam

Comprehensive eye exams involve a variety of tests to check the overall health of your visual system, eyes, and related structures. We’ll assess your visual acuity, look for signs of eye conditions like dry eyes and cataracts, and diseases like glaucoma and diabetic retinopathy.

Your visual function will be tested, including your depth perception, peripheral vision, color vision, and pupillary responses. And your eyes will be tested to see how well they perform together, focus, and move, among others.

Your optometrist will use a combination of advanced imaging, non-invasive technology, and tried-and-true methods to get a complete picture of your eyes. Our goal is to provide you with accurate, timely information regarding your vision so you can feel confident and happy with the service you receive from us.

Common Eye Diseases

Glaucoma is a group of eye diseases that cause progressive damage to the optic nerve. Although glaucoma is usually associated with increased internal eye pressure, some forms of glaucoma can develop even when this pressure is normal.

There are usually no early signs of glaucoma, and those who develop it may go years without realizing they have it. Eye exams are, therefore, a vital tool in diagnosing glaucoma and ensuring swift treatment.

Cataracts are the clouding of the eye’s natural lens. Cataracts develop slowly and are often age-related, although they can develop for a variety of reasons.

Mild cataracts can usually be easily treated with eyeglasses or contact lenses, but if they start impacting your day-to-day life (as many do), you may require cataract surgery.

Diabetes is a systemic condition that impacts many parts of the body. High blood sugar levels associated with diabetes can damage the fragile blood vessels in the eyes, increasing your risk of developing various diabetic eye diseases.

Diabetic retinopathy is one such eye disease associated with diabetes. It results when damage to blood vessels compromises the retina, the light-sensitive tissue at the back of the eye. Since the retina is responsible for receiving visual images, diabetic retinopathy can lead to vision loss and blindness.

As we age, the macula—the area of the retina responsible for sharp, central vision—starts to deteriorate. This progressive deterioration results in an eye disease called age-related macular degeneration (AMD).

Although AMD doesn’t cause complete blindness, it does cause central vision loss. It can impact your ability to do detailed work, like cooking, writing, reading, or driving.

Request Your Eye Exam at Stanislaus Optometric Center

Regular eye exams are an essential tool in protecting your eye health, no matter how old you are. Our eye care team is looking forward to keeping your eyes happy, healthy, and strong. Please book your appointment with us today!

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Our Location

 

Find us at 4028 Dale Road, right next to Dale Family Dental and Opti Physical Therapy.

Where to Park?

We have a large parking lot with ample free parking.

Our Address

4028 Dale Road #102
Modesto, CA 95356 9561

Contact Information

Hours of Operation

Monday
8:30 AM5:30 PM
Tuesday
9 AM7 PM
Wednesday
8:30 AM5:30 PM
Thursday
8:30 AM5:30 PM
Friday
8:30 AM5 PM
Saturday
Open one Saturday a month
Sunday
Closed
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