Comprehensive Eye Exams Specialist

Lifetime Eyecare Optometry

Yvonne Weisz, OD

Optometrist located in Rancho Cucamonga, CA

Many diseases affect your vision and show signs in your eyes. Dr. Yvonne Weisz offers comprehensive vision care in Rancho Cucamonga, California, and provides top-quality eye exams for assessing vision and screening for vision-related disease. She’s currently welcoming new patients and offers an array of optometry services for patients of all ages. Call or book online to make an appointment with Lifetime Eyecare Optometry.

Comprehensive Eye Exams

What is a Comprehensive Eye Exam?

During your comprehensive eye exam, Dr. Weisz evaluates your vision and eye health.

The exam involves vision measurement exercises using lettered charts and other instruments that allow Dr. Weisz to determine several factors, including how well you’re able to see objects close-up and far away. The exam also tests your peripheral vision.

The comprehensive eye exam often includes a dilation exam to enable Dr. Weisz to see inside and to the back of your eye to look for signs of eye diseases or conditions that could impair vision.

How Often Should I Have a Comprehensive Eye Exam?

Vision screenings are recommended every one to three years. However, you need to have more frequent visits as you age, and they're also advisable if:

  • You have certain eye health conditions and existing vision problems, to help manage and monitor your condition
  • If you wear contact lenses regularly, to help ensure your corneas, or the clear lenses covering your eyes, remain healthy and in good condition.

Children should have their first eye exam during their first six months after birth since this is when specific vision complications can occur. Another exam is recommended by age three, and again before first grade.

What are the Benefits of a Comprehensive Eye Exam?

Certain chronic medical conditions can negatively impact your vision and show signs in your eyes, sometimes even in the earliest stages of the disease. Some of the chronic conditions that can affect your vision include:

  • Hypertension
  • High cholesterol
  • Crohn’s disease
  • Rheumatoid arthritis

A comprehensive eye exam helps to protect you against these eye diseases or conditions, some of which can even lead to blindness over time.

Some eye diseases have no or few symptoms and go unnoticed as they progress. A comprehensive eye exam can help Dr. Weisz to identify these diseases and treat them early.

A comprehensive eye exam can also help Dr. Weisz to determine your current vision and eye health and write you a prescription for eyewear to assist your vision. The exam also gives Dr. Weisz the necessary information to manage your preexisting conditions and improve your eye health.

Keeping up to date with your eye exams is another excellent form of preventive care.

If you’re due for a comprehensive eye exam, call or book online to visit Dr. Weisz in Rancho Cucamonga, California.