Goetzinger Eye Institute
Ophthalmologist located in Riverdale, GA
Regular eye exams are essential for patients of all ages, from babies to geriatric patients. At Goetzinger Eye Institute in Riverdale, Georgia, the friendly eye care team has more than 40 years of experience, and they’re ready to help with preventive care, diagnosis of eye problems, vision correction, treatment of computer vision syndrome, and other issues. Use the online scheduler or call the location closest to you for an appointment now.
Eye Exam Q & A
What does an eye exam include?
Eye exams at Goetzinger Eye Institute evaluate both the structures and function of your eyes. Typically, your eye care provider performs tests that check your visual acuity, eye muscle movement, visual field, eye coordination, and reaction to light.
Your Goetzinger Eye Institute eye doctor will also view your retina, inner-eye fluid (vitreous fluid), blood vessels, optic nerve, and other parts of your eye to check for disease and damage using state-of-the-art technology such as the Zeiss Cirrus OCT machine.
After an eye exam, you get a new prescription if you need any type of vision correction. Depending on your needs, your eye doctor may need to do additional testing. Eye exams at Goetzinger Eye Institute are always tailored just for you!
What are some issues commonly diagnosed during eye exams?
The most common problems diagnosed during eye exams include nearsightedness and farsightedness. Astigmatism, which causes blurry vision and often occurs alongside nearsightedness or farsightedness, is also common. Currently, about 76% of Americans need vision correction, according to The Vision Council.
Other problems may include:
- Computer vision syndrome
- Dry eyes
- Macular degeneration
- Eye injuries
- Eye infections
Regular eye exams are so important because they can ensure that you’re always using optimal vision correction. Also, regular eye exams can reveal eye problems in their early stages.
What is computer vision syndrome?
Computer vision syndrome develops when you’ve spent too much time staring at computers, tablets, or other screens. Common symptoms include eye strain, headaches, dry eyes, and blurry vision.
If you have computer vision syndrome, you may need to practice regular eye rest, minimize screen glare, change viewing distance, or improve viewing posture as recommended by your eye doctor at Goetzinger Eye Institute. Goetzinger Eye Institute offers some of the best anti-glare coatings on the market for your glasses. These coatings not only come with built-in scratch-resistant coating and a UV-coating, but they can drastically eliminate glare from computer screens.
What is dry eye syndrome?
Dry eyes, or dry eye syndrome, is a common condition that happens if you don’t create healthy tears. You need a tear film to retain proper moisture levels, and without it, you can experience not only dry eyes but also burning, itchiness, and blurry vision.
Your eye doctor can prescribe artificial tears, tear duct plugs, or other options to help you get healthy tear film back if you’re diagnosed with dry eyes during your eye exam.
Schedule your next comprehensive eye exam with an expert you can trust. Make your appointment now by using the online scheduler or by calling the Goetzinger Eye Institute location nearest you.