Comprehensive Eye Exams Specialist

University Ophthalmology

Ophthalmologist located in Hyde Park, Chicago, IL

Like all areas of your health, preventive care makes a dramatic difference for your vision. Protect your ocular health — and your ability to see — by scheduling regular comprehensive eye exams at University Ophthalmology in the Hyde Park neighborhood of Chicago, Illinois. Set up your fast, comfortable eye exam by calling the office or booking it online today.

Comprehensive Eye Exams Q & A

Who needs comprehensive eye exams?

The short answer: everyone. Routine comprehensive eye exams are preventive care than can make a world of difference in your ocular health. 

You take your car into the mechanic on a routine basis. You perform seasonal maintenance tasks around your home. You get a yearly physical. You take all of these actions because you know that a little preventive effort now can help you avoid a huge headache in the future. 

When it comes to your vision, the headache you can avoid with preventive care is a literal one. Loss of eye health leads to difficulty seeing, eye strain, headaches, and more. Fortunately, you can avoid a wide variety of ocular health issues with a simple step: regular comprehensive eye exams. 

What are comprehensive eye exams?

Your eye exam is a straightforward appointment. During it, your University Ophthalmology eye care specialist talks with you about your eye health, including any family history of eye problems or changes in your vision that you've noticed. 

Then, they perform a variety of tests. Looking at an eye chart allows them to check your visual acuity, while other tests help them check your ability to track objects with your eyes, your depth perception, and more. As the name implies, your comprehensive eye exam gives University Ophthalmology the opportunity to perform a broad, complete check of your eyes' performance. 

But they don't stop there. Your eye exam also includes screening for a wide variety of eye diseases, including:

  • Macular degeneration
  • Glaucoma
  • Diabetic retinopathy
  • Other retinal conditions

Catching eye conditions early enables University Ophthalmology to employ treatment when it will be most effective, helping you protect your long-term vision. 

How often should I get a comprehensive eye exam?

Generally, University Ophthalmology recommends patients get a comprehensive eye exam annually or biennially. When you make your first comprehensive eye exam appointment, they help you establish a schedule that protects your eye health. If you have a family history of eye issues, for example, they may recommend more regular exams. If your eyes are healthy and you have no genetic predisposition toward vision problems, you may be able to wait two years before your next eye exam. 

Your comprehensive eye exam is an ideal way to protect your ability to see, not just now but in the future. To safeguard your vision, schedule your exam by calling University Ophthalmology or booking it online.