Eye Exam

Akers Eyecare Center

Frank Akers II, OD

Optometrist located in Mesa, AZ

You may feel like your vision is just fine, or even have undergone a vision screening that shows your eyesight is normal. But a comprehensive eye exam does so much more than test your visual acuity. At Akers Eyecare Center, optometrist Dr. Frank Akers II looks at the complete health of your eyes and checks for the early signs of serious eye problems and other diseases, and can provide corrective lenses when necessary. If you live in Mesa, Arizona, or the surrounding areas, call the office or use the online booking agent to make an appointment for a comprehensive eye exam today.

Eye Exam Q & A

How often should I get a comprehensive eye exam?

Dr. Akers recommends you get a routine eye exam at least once per year, and you can benefit from one even if you haven’t noticed any changes in your eyes or in your vision.

Vision changes may happen so subtly, you may not realize they’ve occurred without a professional examination. Many eye conditions aren’t noticeable until they’ve reached a serious stage, either. Dr. Akers can evaluate your eyes and spot early signs of disease or provide management and treatment of existing conditions to slow their progression.

Annual exams also allow you to be sure you’re up to date on any corrective prescriptions for glasses or contact lenses.

How does your age affect an eye exam?

Your next eye exam at Akers Eyecare Center may vary based on your age, eye health history, and risk factors for eye issues. Young children are usually screened for common childhood eye conditions, such as lazy eye or nearsightedness.

Older adults, however, have increased the risk of cataracts and glaucoma, and benefit from screenings for these conditions. Ultimately, Dr. Akers’ goal is to provide a comprehensive eye and vision exam that suits your unique needs.

What happens during an eye exam?

The specific screenings and tests that occur during your exam may vary according to your health history and age. Most people can expect the following, however:

  • A consultation with Dr. Akers
  • Detailed vision testing
  • Eye function testing
  • Eye health screening

Dr. Akers thoroughly explains the details of each test prior to conducting it, so you know what to expect. He’ll also share the results and discuss treatment needs, if necessary.

What health conditions may be detected at an eye exam?

In addition to specific vision problems and eye diseases, including glaucoma, Dr. Akers may detect early signs of serious health problems during a comprehensive eye exam. These include:

  • Diabetes
  • High blood pressure
  • Risk of stroke

The delicate blood vessels and other structures in the eye can reveal changes that indicate you have one of these conditions or are at risk of developing one.

If it’s been longer than a year since your last eye exam, contact the office of Akers Eyecare Center to schedule your routine exam today. Your eyes are worth it.