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You want to experience the best vision possible throughout your life. At ICON Eyecare in Loveland, we know that regular eye exams are an essential part of this process. The earlier you detect and treat visual changes, the better chance you have at maintaining clear vision as you get older.

What is an Eye Exam?

A comprehensive eye exam is a series of tests and procedures used to measure your vision and detect the presence of eye diseases. Your eye doctor will prescribe visual aids or begin a treatment plan for any developing conditions from these results. It can take anywhere from an hour or more, depending on your needs.

A Team of Experts.

With decades of experience with Colorado eye exams, ICON’s doctors provider the highest quality eye exams with a team-oriented approach.

A Team of Experts.

With decades of experience with Colorado eye exams, ICON’s doctors provider the highest quality eye exams with a team-oriented approach.

What to Expect During Your Eye Exam

Your eye doctor will use a range of instruments and tests to measure various aspects of your eyesight.

  • Acuity test — A visual acuity test measures how well you can see with each eye. You will be asked to look at a chart of letters that range from large to progressively smaller to test your distance vision. Your eye doctor may also test your near vision with a similar handheld chart placed at reading distance.
  • Visual field — This test determines the extent of your peripheral vision. You will look straight ahead as your eye doctor places digital or manual signals in different areas of your visual field.
  • Eye pressure — Typically, we will determine your intraocular eye pressure using a puff of air test or a tonometer. High eye pressure can indicate the risk for or presence of glaucoma.
  • Retinal exam — Our eye doctors in Loveland may dilate your eyes or take high-resolution images to look at the nerves, blood vessels, and other eye structures within your eye and track changes from visit to visit. Your eye doctor will also test aspects like color vision, depth perception, movement, etc.

How Often Should I Get an Eye Exam?

You should schedule an eye exam every one or two years to track any new developments. School-aged children may need an eye exam before each new school year, as their eyes continue changing. Not to mention, kids rarely mention fuzzy or blurry vision and instead have problems focusing or excelling in class.

Once you turn 40, it is necessary to receive a comprehensive eye exam. Our eye doctor in Loveland will advise how often you should return after that visit. If you start experiencing symptoms, you may need to schedule an appointment even sooner.

Some factors may require you to get more frequent eye exams:

  • Wearing glasses or contacts
  • Having underlying health conditions, like glaucoma or rheumatoid arthritis
  • Family history of certain eye diseases
  • Medications that impact the eyes

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