Manage Your Eye Health with Routine Care
Eye exams reveal so much more than just a lens prescription. By taking a detailed look at your eye health, our team can detect signs of eye disease and other issues that may even indicate issues with your overall health.
That’s right–your eyes are closely connected to your overall health, and eye exams are instrumental for discovering issues before they can cause long-term health effects.
If you are ready to start your family’s journey towards total vision health, please book an eye exam today.
Adult & Senior Eye Exams
You may have a higher risk of developing an eye disease or condition as you grow older, including:
At Coast Optometry, our goal is to find these issues in their early stages and treat them before you develop long-term problems.
The Initial Discussion
We start every exam with a conversation about you, your eyes, and your overall health. This discussion helps our doctors orientate the exam to address your specific needs or concerns. We’ll ask questions about your previous eye health history, your overall health history, and your family health history.
During this conversation, please take the opportunity to let us know of any questions or concerns you might have about your vision and eye health. The more information you provide us, the better we can customize the exam to suit your needs.
Your Visual Acuity
Searching for Eye Disease
Searching for eye disease is arguably the most important part of your eye exam. Like we’ve mentioned a few times already, many eye diseases can develop with little to no noticeable symptoms, and the risk of developing one can depend on age, genetics, and general lifestyle choices.
We use some of the latest diagnostic tools and technology to search for even the slightest signs of eye disease. If we discover a developing issue, we’ll create a personalized plan to help manage and preserve your vision.
Children’s Eye Exams
Our experienced and compassionate doctors understand the importance of healthy eyesight at every age. We work with you to help your child manage their visual health.
Using top-rate diagnostic technologies, we can catch vision problems and treat them in their early stages. Your child’s eye health can significantly affect their happiness and success at school. Let us help them achieve their goals!
It’s vital to provide diligent care for children’s eyesight from the beginning. As children grow, their eyes develop as well. To best serve their eyes, we perform eye exams at several developmental milestones.
The toddler stage is an exciting milestone in visual development. Toddlers are very interested in exploring their surroundings and using their eyes and ears. They know and recognize familiar objects like their favorite stuffed animals, pictures in books, and their loved ones’ faces.
Your optometrist will check for any overall health concerns during your toddler’s eye exam, including nearsightedness and farsightedness. They will also assess your child’s hand-eye coordination, tracking, depth perception, and color vision.
Children between the ages of 3 and 5 years old may benefit significantly from comprehensive eye exams. Our optometrists will ensure that your child’s eyes are developing correctly and search for early signs of eye disease or eye conditions.
Engaging visual activities at this age will help your preschooler develop the necessary skills for school and prepare them for reading and writing.
At Coast Optometry, we work very closely with this age group to help ensure success in the school years. Untreated vision issues in this age group can share the same symptoms as Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).
Our comprehensive eye exams help avoid misdiagnosis, which could help reduce stress and fatigue for your child. Undiagnosed vision issues can significantly affect your student’s love of learning.
Our children need genuine compassion and care from experienced optometrists. Let us join your healthcare team, and together we can help our smallest scholars achieve healthy vision!
Diabetic Eye Exams
Cataracts can occur naturally as part of the aging process. Over time, your eyes’ lens becomes rigid and cloudy, preventing light from reaching the retina. Patients with diabetes have a high risk of developing cataracts at a younger age.
Please visit our Eye Disease Diagnosis & Management page for more information about cataracts.
Glaucoma is a group of eye diseases that progressively damage your optic nerve. As the nerve deteriorates, blind spots develop in your visual field. Patients with diabetes are at a higher risk of developing open-angle glaucoma.
Please visit our Eye Disease Diagnosis & Management page to learn more about glaucoma.
In advanced cases, your retina may attempt to grow new (abnormal) blood vessels to compensate for fluid loss. However, these new vessels can break, creating scar tissue and causing floaters in your vision.
At the onset of this condition, there may be no signs or only temporary episodes of blurred vision. As damage progresses, it can severely affect your retina and result in blindness.
Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
The macula is in the center of the retina, and its primary function is allowing us to see objects in sharp, precise detail at the front of our vision.
Diabetic macular edema (DME) is a common complication of diabetic retinopathy. Damage to the small blood vessels in the retina results in a buildup of fluid under the macula. This buildup can result in vision loss.