Eye and Vision Exam FAQs

Of your five senses, vision is perhaps the most important. That’s why it’s essential to take good care of your eyes. Routine eye check-ups by your optometrist in Yankton will enable you to keep track of your eye health and vision so you can take measures to improve your sight. These FAQs from Meridian Eye Care will explain more about the importance of eye exams.

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What can I expect from a routine eye exam?

During a routine eye exam, your eye care specialist will evaluate your eye health and visual clarity to determine the quality of your sight. We will conduct vision tests to determine the clarity of your vision and identify problems like refractive errors or eye abnormalities that may be impacting your sight. We will also screen for eye conditions and diseases like glaucoma, cataracts, and lazy eye, and recommend treatments to improve or preserve your sight.

How often should I have an eye exam?

Children should have an eye check-up during infancy and again before they start school, around 4-5 years of age. If your children have good vision, you can schedule eye exams every other year. Adults with good vision can also schedule eye exams every other year. If you or your children have vision problems, we recommend seeing your optometrist annually. Adults over 40 can also benefit from annual eye exams.

Why do adults over 40 need annual eye exams?

Once you reach the age of 40, you’re at greater risk of developing serious eye diseases like glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, and macular degeneration. These diseases don’t show symptoms right away but can be detected early during an eye exam. This enables you to get early treatment to manage symptoms and delay the progression of the disease.

Why do optometrists dilate your eyes during an eye exam?

Your optometrist may dilate your eyes to get a better view of the internal structures of your eye, i.e. your retina and optic nerves. This helps us make an accurate diagnosis of eye diseases that have the potential to ruin your sight.

What should I bring to my eye exam?

If you wear prescription eyeglasses or contact lenses, bring these along with your latest prescription to the eye exam to update your optometrist on the current state of your sight. If your health insurance covers vision care, bring proof of insurance coverage as well. Your optometrist may also ask for a list of prescription or OTC drugs you are taking since some medications can have an effect on your eyes.

See Our Optometrist for Eye Exams in Yankton, SD

For comprehensive eye exams for your entire family, contact our eye care specialists at Meridian Eye Care in Yankton. Call our team today at (605) 665-8688 or reach us through our website by using our online contact form.

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Tuesday

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Wednesday

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Yankton Office

Monday
9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Saturday
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