Bulls Eye Care
Optometrist located in South Tampa, Tampa, FL
Your eye has a one-of-a-kind “fingerprint” that includes your visual acuity, the health of each structure within the eye, and its patterns of performance in different light settings. At Bulls Eye Care in Tampa, Florida, Dennis Garcia, OD, maps out this fingerprint and uses it in your treatment and vision correction. Schedule your appointment by phone or book online for a full eye exam today.
Eye Exams Q & A
What are eye exams?
An eye exam is both a part of preventive eye care and a valuable diagnostic tool that Dr. Garcia uses to assess each part of your eye and check your vision. During an eye exam, Dr. Garcia can diagnose issues like glaucoma, cataracts, or refractive errors such as astigmatism and correct them with a specific treatment plan.
Dr. Garcia also gives you your eye prescription or updates an existing one during your eye exam at Bulls Eye Care. Prescription glasses or contact lenses can correct the vision problems that come with astigmatism, nearsightedness, farsightedness, and other issues.
Be sure to bring along the glasses or contacts you currently use when you come in for an eye exam appointment at Bulls Eye Care.
When should I get my eye exams?
You should start getting eye exams during childhood since your eyes are constantly changing and growing with you and then continue getting them regularly throughout the rest of your life.
More specifically, you should get at least one eye exam in your 20s and two in your 30s. Then, you should get a comprehensive eye exam at age 40 since this is when your likelihood of age-related eye complications goes up.
These rules aren’t the same for everyone, and you should talk to Dr. Garcia about the best plan for you based on your eye health, general health, and family history. You might need to get eye exams more frequently if you wear contact lenses, have diabetes, have high blood pressure, or have family members with eye diseases.
What should I expect during an eye exam?
Dr. Garcia and other team members at Bulls Eye Care administer your eye exam after going over your medical history, reviewing your current medications, and asking various questions about your vision.
Dr. Garcia will assess your complete eye health, test your vision for glasses and contact lenses, and may dilate your eyes if needed. Afterward, he will give a complete report on your eye health and any recommendations based on your specific needs.
Schedule your next advanced eye exam by calling Bulls Eye Care or requesting an appointment online today.