Eye Doctor in Athens, TN
When you’re going to your eye doctor, you might have some questions about your next eye exam and how often you should be going. There are some common questions you may want to ask Dr. Selander that can be answered here!
Frequently Asked Questions for Eye Doctors
Q. How often should I have an eye exam?
A. Your prescription can change throughout your life and there are certain tests that we perform during an exam to make sure that your eyes are healthy and free of any issues. It’s recommended that you get an eye exam at least once a year, but if you start experiencing any noticeable issues, you should visit us even if your last exam was less than a year ago.
Q. What tests are performed during an eye exam?
A. An eye exam checks not only for your best lens prescription, we also assess your complete eye health and risk for conditions that could lead to vision loss. To determine your best glasses and/or contact lens prescription, we perform objective and subjective digital refractions, as well as test your visual acuity, eye alignment, and eye muscles. Checking your eye health involves tests of your eye pressure (for glaucoma), pupil responses, and visual fields; as well as ophthalmoscopy to visually inspect the parts of your eye. And you'll be excited to know that we can check your retinas thoroughly with an optomap without dilating your eyes!
Q. Is a follow-up visit necessary?
A. We are able to issue a glasses prescription at your exam in nearly all cases. A brief follow-up visit is often required to establish a contact lens prescription, but there is no additional charge for that.