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Three Reasons Why Vision Testing is Important

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Pursuing regular eye exams is of utmost importance for those who want to protect their ocular health and vision. It's equally important even if you haven't noticed any changes in your sight or experienced physical concerns because some ocular issues do not readily make themselves known. At least not until harm has already occurred. But being proactive allows us to give you the best possible treatment and help you and your loved ones achieve optimal outcomes.

To schedule an eye exam in West Palm Beach, FL, contact Bentz Eye Center to schedule an eye exam with Dr. Robert Bentz.

Three reasons why vision testing is important

1) To evaluate the development of one's ocular physiology and progress

Children should undergo eye exams starting at six months old, whereas teenagers and adults may be well served by scheduling routine exams every two years. Your specifics depend on many factors, including lifestyle aspects, genetic predispositions, and general as well as ocular health.

Therefore, the most effective regimen for you may not be the same as for somebody else, though we'll be happy to weigh all these factors and let you know how you should plan upcoming consultations.

For our young patients, we can assess ocular and visual development and any potential problems that may arise in the future to offer preemptive care that can sidestep more significant issues down the line. In older individuals, prescriptions may change, or other conditions may manifest, and scheduling routine exams lets us keep an eye on these progressions.

2) To gauge your overall visual capabilities and prescribe glasses, lenses, or other strategies as needed

Our tests evaluate the breadth of your visual capabilities to help you excel at the things you do. And have no fear; despite being exceptionally comprehensive, eye exams are typically painless. And our eye doctors do everything in their power so you can feel comfortable in our state-of-the-art facility in West Palm Beach, FL.

Eye exams generally take about an hour to complete and can assess your need for visual aids while formulating the optimal prescription for you.

This diagnostic routine includes a number of individual tests devised to check various visual faculties. This encompasses one's field of vision, total visual acuity, and the presence or progression of any blind spots.

Tonometers or dilated eye exams can peer into the ocular tissues and structures to illuminate structural abnormalities and developing or existing problems. We will also test for color vision deficiencies and the presence of strabismus (crossed eyes) and amblyopia (lazy eye), while checking the eyelids, diverse membranes, and other external features.

3) To detect and create treatment plans for age-related and health-implicated ocular disorders

Conditions like cataracts, presbyopia (age-related vision loss), diabetic retinopathy, and macular edema are linked to various factors, including aging, which is why it's imperative for individuals of a certain age (typically over 40) to see us routinely.

Diabetic retinopathy and macular edema can cause severe damage to the retina, the light-sensing part of the eye, and are accelerated by systemic health concerns, including diabetes or other diseases. These disorders, and numerous others, have multiple treatment options. These options are likelier to be more effective if enacted earlier, so early detection and diagnoses are crucial for long-term ocular health.

This is especially true for glaucoma, which affects millions yet rarely makes itself known. By the time many realize they have glaucoma, irreparable damage may have occurred. However, timely management can make this condition treatable and save as much of one's vision as possible.

Get a routine eye exam in West Palm Beach, FL

Vision testing is integral to sustained eye health and clear eyesight – two things many people take for granted. Yet these markers of well-being can be life-changing, offering patients the opportunity to live better, unhindered by visual disturbances or other related problems.

Our various eye exams and diagnostic tests can check all aspects of your ocular physiology and function to help you enjoy long-term wellness. To schedule an eye exam with Dr. Robert Bentz, contact Bentz Eye Center in West Palm Beach, FL.

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