El Segundo & Redondo BeachEye Exams For the Whole Family
Comprehensive Eye Exams
Visit Yearly for Family Eye Exams in El Segundo & Redondo Beach
We know that many people push off visiting their eye doctor for eye exams until they notice a problem. However, this is not a smart decision – and it can put the future of your healthy vision at risk. How? The symptoms of many common eye diseases and vision conditions are not usually noticed by the person until they advance to a late stage. Unfortunately, at this point there may already be irreversible damage to your eyes. That’s why we recommend routine yearly eye exams in our Redondo Beach and El Segundo optometry offices.
What to Expect During an Annual Eye Exam
Our eye doctor will perform a variety of tests and procedures to inspect your visual acuity and ocular health. Every individual is unique and every set of eyes is different – which is why we will personalize your eye exam to address your particular stage of life, medical issues, and vision condition. In order to enjoy clear and healthy sight for as long as possible, it is critical to keep watch on how your vision changes as you get older, from childhood through adulthood.
During your eye exam in El Segundo or Redondo Beach, our eye doctor will use high-powered magnification to check your inner eye tissues and optic nerve for any signs of a problem, such as glaucoma, macular degeneration, cataracts, and diabetic retinopathy. Dilating eye drops may be inserted before the start of your eye exam in order to give us a sharper view. We may also use tonometry (a blue light probe or puff test) to measure intraocular pressure, which is a fast and painless way to screen for glaucoma.
Our office is equipped with state-of-the-art diagnostics and technologies. Depending upon your personal vision requirements, we may perform additional procedures, such as OCT scans and digital retinal imaging.
All About Pediatric Eye Exams
Kids are not just miniature-sized adults. They have a unique set of visual needs, skills, and risk factors. As children age, they may develop vision disorders that can interfere with learning and development. Only a comprehensive pediatric eye exam can detect and diagnose these problems. We offer El Segundo and Redondo Beach eye exams that are designed especially for kids and performed with a friendly, gentle manner.
In general, our eye doctors will evaluate the following:
- Visual acuity – to determine if there is a need for eyeglasses or contact lenses
- Focusing ability/Accommodation
- Eye teaming/Binocularity
- Visual perception skills
- Hand-eye coordination
According to guidelines set by the American Optometric Association, children should have their eyes examined routinely at a half-year old, three years old, and prior to entering elementary school (about 5-6 years old). If no vision treatment is needed (such as eyeglasses or vision therapy), we recommend follow-up eye exams for kids to be scheduled every one to two years.
Dry Eye Consultations – Specialized Eye Exams
If you suffer from the irritating symptoms of dry eye, we will perform a specialized evaluation of your eyes to determine the cause and design the most helpful treatment. First, our eye doctor will ask you to tell us about your symptoms and your lifestyle. This information is often enough to diagnose dry eye syndrome. In addition, we may perform various procedures to confirm your diagnosis, such as:
- Schirmer test: a thin strip of paper is placed in your eyelid to measure tear quantity
- TearLab osmolarity: using a tiny sample of your tears, a specialized device analyzes the concentration of salt, known as osmolarity. Higher results typically correlate with the severity of dry eye.
- TBUT test: measures how fast tears break up, which is associated with the healthy composition of tears. Our eye doctor will insert fluorescein dye to evaluate the rate at which your tears deconstruct.
Once we know the root of your dry eye problem, we will be able to recommend the most effective treatment to relieve your painful vision.
Book Your Eye Exam in Redondo Beach & El Segundo
Don’t make the mistake of waiting for a problem to appear before scheduling your next eye exam! We are your leading eye care center in the El Segundo and Redondo Beach area for thorough and precise eye exams, and our warm and welcoming eye doctors are located conveniently to serve your entire family with clear and comfortable vision.