Comprehensive Vision in Franklin, TN

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What are Comprehensive Eye Exams?

Comprehensive eye exams are essential for men, women, and children of all ages. Even if you or a loved one haven't noticed any vision or eye problems, we still recommend everyone in your family have routine comprehensive eye exams yearly.  We often suggest that children begin having eye exams around age six months. For those that wear contacts or glasses, it's important to bring these items with you to your comprehensive vision exam so we can assess them. At Family Vision Care, we perform a variety of tests during this exam to check for serious diseases, like glaucoma. To schedule a comprehensive eye exam for your entire family, contact us today to schedule an appointment with Dr. Daxx Dunn, Dr. Marla Weldon, or Dr. Kelly Short.

What Can I Expect During a Comprehensive Eye Exam?

Generally speaking, our eye exams take around an hour. Our team will start with an acuity test for vision. This will help us figure out what your prescription is. We will also complete one or more of the following:

  • Visual field test
  • Glaucoma test with dilated eyes
  • Macular degeneration test
  • Crossed eye (strabismus) and lazy eye (amblyopia) test
  • Color test
  • Diabetic retinopathy and macular degeneration
  • A review of your internal and external eye, including the upper/lower lids, conjunctiva, cornea, iris, and lenses

There is a chance you may need your eyes dilated. This helps us better test for ocular issues, such as glaucoma. Depending on your results, we will create a treatment plan to help treat our findings.

Comprehensive Eye Exam FAQ

How often should you have a comprehensive eye exam?

At Family Vision Care, we recommend routine, comprehensive eye exams every year. Children should start getting eye exams at around six months.

What is the difference between a comprehensive eye exam and an eye screening?

An eye screening you may get at school, your pediatrician, or your primary care doctor quickly checks for your visual acuity.  On the other hand, a comprehensive eye exam not only assesses your visual acuity, it also includes a number of tests and exams to completely evaluate the health of your eyes.  A comprehensive eye exam checks for conditions like glaucoma, macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, and so much more than only how well you see.

How long does a comprehensive eye exam usually take?

A typical comprehensive eye exam at Family Vision Care takes about an hour to complete.

Do I need to bring my glasses and/or contacts to my comprehensive eye exam?

Yes, you do. We will need any prescription eyewear, whether it’s your glasses and/or contacts, to completely assess your vision. While testing your vision with your glasses or contacts, we may find that your vision has changed, and you need a new prescription.

Does insurance cover comprehensive eye exams?

Most vision insurance plans cover the cost of a routine comprehensive eye exam, but you should always check your individual plan and also with your provider about your benefits before scheduling a comprehensive exam. Most vision insurance will cover the cost of a routine comprehensive exam and refraction, while many medical policies only cover the exam in the event of an eye emergency or medical diagnosis.

Take Care of Your Eyes

Most people don't take the time to think about their eye health until a noticeable problem with their vision has developed. However, ocular health is more than just vision-related problems. At Family Vision Care, we provide comprehensive eye care, which includes not only your visual acuity, but also eye health issues such as glaucoma, dry eye syndrome, diabetic issues, macular degeneration, and so much more. For more information or to schedule an exam with one of our optometrists, contact us today.

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