Hecker Eye Care Associates
Ophthalmologists located in Greensboro, NC
How well do you take care of your eyes? Many eye conditions and diseases can present without any obvious symptoms initially, which makes it important to see the eye care professionals of Hecker Eye Care Associates in Greensboro, North Carolina, for regular eye examinations. They rely on state-of-the-art technology to detect a variety of problems and address them in the most effective way. Early diagnosis is key to helping you see clearly, so book your appointment online or call the office today.
Eye Exam Q & A
Do I need an eye exam?
Eye examinations are your best defense against a host of eye conditions. The American Academy of Ophthalmology recommends that everyone get a baseline eye examination when they turn 40. Many men and women also choose to get regular eye exams even sooner, including patients with diabetes or a family history of eye diseases.
The experts at Hecker Eye Care Associates can find signs of diseases well before you notice them and can employ the latest preventive techniques and treatments to stop these problems in their tracks.
What can I expect during an eye exam?
During an eye examination at Hecker Eye Care Associates, the doctors and staff perform a thorough evaluation of your medical history and your eye health, including:
- Asking questions about your family and personal health history
- Reviewing eye symptoms and concerns
- Checking your vision and measuring your glasses prescription
- Evaluating your eye muscle function
- Checking your peripheral (side) vision
- Checking eye pressure
- Examining the structures of the eye with a microscope
What happens after an eye exam?
Your eye care provider takes the examination findings and reviews them with you, tailoring recommendations to your personal situation and needs.
Do diabetics need special eye examinations?
Diabetics are at an increased risk for experiencing problems with their eye health since diabetes can cause damage to the blood vessels in the back of the eye. This is called diabetic retinopathy.
People who have diabetes can also be at risk for glaucoma — a serious disease of the eye — and a variety of other eye problems.
The experts at Hecker Eye Care Associates perform a thorough evaluation of your eye health and look for any problems. If they identify any issues, they work with you to address them using the latest treatment methods and technologies.
Do I need my eyes dilated during an eye examination?
The doctors and staff at Hecker Eye Care Associates may use eye drops to dilate your eyes so they can get the best view of the back of your eye.
Then, they use a magnifying lens and a focused beam of light to assess the health of your eye and look for areas that are abnormal or damaged. They will review their findings with you.
Your eyes may be sensitive to light and your near vision may be blurry for up to one day after your eyes are dilated. Some patients prefer to bring someone with them to drive after their dilated exam.
You should also plan to wear sunglasses outdoors — or around bright lights in general — until the effects of the dilation wear off.
Book online to schedule your eye exam at Hecker Eye Care Associates today or call the office now.