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Eye Exams in Nashville, TN

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About Eye Exams

Most people are no strangers to receiving routine eye examinations. In fact, children commonly are given vision screenings at school, and adults may be made to take them for work purposes. Vision tests are also done when applying for a driver's license. However, doing well on a vision evaluation doesn't mean you are clear of any eye disease. A simple acuity exam can't provide a full assessment view of your total eye health. For that reason, receiving a comprehensive eye exam biennially is extremely important.

At Wang Vision Institute, comprehensive eye wellness evaluations are a combination of multiple testing procedures that allow our skilled team of optometrists to assess your full eye health. This is especially important as a lot of dangerous, vision-threatening diseases, such as glaucoma, won't give any warning signs.

Best Candidates

Having thorough eye exams on a regular basis is essential. This is true, even if you haven't felt or seen any indications that there's a problem. Patients who are 18 – 40 years of age need to have their eyes evaluated every year. Men and women in their 40s or beyond should have eye health assessments about every year as well. Thorough ocular assessments can also reveal other major yet controllable medical concerns, like diabetes mellitus, hypertension, and retinal holes or tears.

Special Diagnostic Exams

At Wang Vision Institute, we are able to perform dedicated diagnostic evaluations for those who are experiencing or have an elevated potential for certain major eye conditions, including diabetic retinopathy and glaucoma. With most eye conditions, early detection and diagnosis are vital to receiving effective medical care. 

Glaucoma
To look for and determine the presence of glaucoma, we will carry out further tests besides those done during your comprehensive exam. These will include testing the pressure inside your eye, as well as the pachymetry test, which measures the thickness of the cornea. At Wang Vision Institute, we do not use the air puff test like many other practices.

Diabetic Retinopathy and Macular Edema 
If we think you may be at risk for diabetic retinopathy or macular edema, we will need to dilate your pupils using eye drops to access a better look at your retina. Dilation allows us to look for any impairment of the retina and irregularities in the retinal blood vessels. 

In many cases, the detection of retinal damage is a patient's initial hint that they have diabetes. In other cases, it can be evidence that they haven't been handling their blood sugar as properly as they should be. For this reason, it's vital to regularly include an evaluation for diabetic retinopathy, regardless of whether you've been diagnosed with diabetes.

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