Enough can’t be said about the importance of regular eye exams. These go well beyond checking your vision and updating your corrective lenses. Regular eye exams with Dr. Diana Ngo and her team at Ella Eyes in Houston, Texas, help you stay one step ahead of your eye health because they check for various diseases and conditions that can cause irreparable vision loss. If you’re in the Houston area, call or go online to schedule your eye exam today.
Eye Exam Q & A
Why do I need an eye exam?
If you find yourself squinting at road signs or experiencing frequent headaches, a comprehensive eye exam at Ella Eyes helps you stay on top of your eye health in invaluable ways.
Dr. Ngo offers eye exams for people of all ages, including pediatric exams for children.
Another reason to keep up with regular eye exams is that some eye problems, such as glaucoma, don’t present any symptoms until it’s too late. Through an eye exam, Dr. Ngo can detect the early signs and get you started on a treatment plan.
If you have diabetes, Dr. Ngo needs to monitor the health of your retina carefully to prevent vision loss. The same goes for her patients with high blood pressure, which can affect your eye health.
What happens at an eye exam?
When you first come in for your eye exam, Dr. Ngo reviews your medical history and present health, especially when it comes to pre-existing medical conditions such as diabetes or high blood pressure.
She also conducts a lifestyle exam to determine any factors that might have an impact on your eyesight and your corrective wear, such as sports, swimming, and work environment.
Once she’s reviewed your health, she begins the exam, which entails:
A vision exam
Using specialized equipment and charts, Dr. Ngo checks your vision and the followings:
- Depth perception
- Color vision
- Eye muscle capabilities
- Peripheral vision
- Light responsiveness
Eye health exam
Dr. Ngo conducts a check of your physical eye health through a visual examination and tonometry — which measures eye pressure. She may also dilate your pupils and ask to view your retinal images to get a better look at the internal structure of your eyes.
This is especially important to monitor diabetic and high blood pressure changes in your retina, as well as cataract detection and changes in your lenses.
What treatments are available for eye problems?
If Dr. Ngo finds that your vision falls short of the ideal 20/20, she reviews your options in corrective lenses, including glasses and contact lenses.
If she detects a more significant problem, such as glaucoma or cataracts, she discusses early intervention and treatment plans with you.