At Moffatt Eye Care, we truly care about the health of your eyes. Dr. Moffatt is dedicated to providing a comprehensive eye health and vision examination.
Comprehensive Eye Examinations:
Comprehensive Eye Exams are much more than a prescription. A well operating visual system is essential for children and adults who need to function at a high level. The eyes are the body’s primary organ for gathering, interpreting and reacting to information in the environment. It is incredibly important to make sure that the eyes are healthy and functioning at a top level. Completing an annual eye exam is the best way to ensure that you and your loved ones are achieving top visual performance.
Routine eye exams are important, regardless of your age or physical health. During a complete eye exam, Dr.Moffatt will not only determine your prescription for eyeglasses or contact lenses, but will also check your eyes for common eye diseases, assess how your eyes work together as a team and evaluate your eyes as an indicator of your overall health.
Need an Eye Exam to Update Your Prescription?
A comprehensive eye exam includes a number of tests and procedures to examine and evaluate the health of your eyes and the quality of your vision. These tests range from simple ones, like having you read an eye chart, to complex tests, such as using digital retinal imaging technology to evaluate retinal health.
Eye care experts recommend you have a complete eye exam every year to assess your risk for potentially damaging eye conditions, as well as to keep on top of any changes in vision you may be experiencing.
Children’s Eye Care:
When was the last time your child had an eye exam? The American Optometric Association recommends eye exams for children at age six months, three years, right before first grade, and every year thereafter! Since vision is so important in nearly all school activities, a thorough eye exam is a great way to kick-off the school year.
Could My Child Have Vision Problems?
Many children spend years in school before their parents discover that they have a vision problem. Children can’t understand or articulate that they see things differently from their peers. Instead, careful testing is required.
Pediatric eye exams most commonly uncover near or farsightedness or astigmatism. These can blur vision and make learning more difficult if left uncorrected. Other conditions detected in children include eye teaming, tracking, and focusing problems, all of which can interfere with learning.
Children who suffer from these types of vision problems may not enjoy school, may avoid reading, and may simply not perform as well as they could.
Did You Know? It is recommended that children visit with an optometrist between 6-12 months of age. We especially recommend an exam before entering school (ages 4-5).
What Are Some Signs My Child Has Vision Problems?
The best protection against vision problems is regular testing. But there are also some signs you might have noticed at home. Your child could have vision problems if they:
Regularly sit as close as they can to the board.
Seem to have difficulty when reading or are disinterested when reading.
Are commonly exhausted or uncomfortable after school.
Will often rub their eyes, blink, or squint.
Children with vision problems may appear to have shorter attention spans, may suffer in school, or may otherwise act out — these behavior patterns can be attributed to other issues if the vision problem is not found or corrected.
Contact Lens Exams:
Emergency Eye Services:
Symptoms that require emergency service include, but are not limited to:
-Sudden loss of vision
-Sudden double vision
-Sudden red/painful eye Pink Eye
-New onset flashes and/or floaters
-Foreign body in the eye (especially metal or chemicals)
-New or worsening swelling or pain after eye surgery
Things NOT to do while waiting for professional medical assistance:
-DO NOT press on an injured eye or allow the victim to rub the eye(s).
-DO NOT attempt to remove a foreign body that is resting on the cornea (the clear surface of the eye through which we see) or that appears to be embedded in any part of the eye.
-DO NOT use dry cotton (including cotton swabs) or sharp instruments (such as tweezers) on the eye.
-DO NOT attempt to remove an embedded object.
Glaucoma Testing and Treatment:
Diabetic Eye Disease Examinations:
Laser assisted in situ keratomileusis, commonly referred to as LASIK, is a corrective alternative to glasses or contact lenses. Like glasses or contact lenses, LASIK is a method for treating refractive conditions including nearsightedness (myopia), farsightedness (hyperopia), and astigmatism. At Moffatt Eye Care, Dr. Moffatt provides pre- and post-operative exams for LASIK and other eye procedures. Call (346) 386-0100 today to schedule an examination to see whether you are a candidate for LASIK.
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