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An eye exam at Optometry Cabana is thorough and complete. Our Del Mar optometrist, Dr. Tania Stevens performs thorough eye exams to diagnose and monitor your eye health and to determine your precise prescriptions for eyeglasses and contact lenses. Dr. Stevens will check your vision and also screen you for common eye diseases. Since so many eye conditions do not have any symptoms associated with them in their early stages, an annual eye exam at our optical store is the very best way to ensure that your eyes are healthy, or to get them back to their optimal state if a problem is found. Early detection is associated with the best outcomes with most diseases, including those of the eye. A full comprehensive eye exam takes around 40 minutes. Appointments are recommended, but we will happily accommodate walk ins. Doctor Stevens is a therapeutic optometrist which enables her to dilate your eyes and treat them for any ocular diseases.
You might be thinking that you don't need an eye exam because your already have corrective lenses and you see fine. Well, is fine the same as excellently? Your vision changes over time and your current prescription might benefit from being updated to give you the best vision correction possible. And if you don't wear eyeglasses or contact lenses, an exam may reveal that you are nearsighted, farsighted, have an astigmatism, presbyopia, or some combination of those. With the right lenses from our Del Mar optometrist, you will be pleasantly surprised at the difference.
Cataracts and glaucoma are two of the most recognizable eye diseases. As part of your comprehensive eye exam, baseline tests will be performed to look for any signs of them. For glaucoma, it's tonometry, which measures the level of internal eye pressure, a key indication. A slit-lamp exam is the initial test for cataracts. Our Del Mar optometrist will use a light to see inside your eyes. Other tests may be done also, in order to reach a definitive diagnosis. Naturally, if you do have either of these diseases, the appropriate strategies for addressing them will be discussed.
Other eye diseases are specific to being a certain age, such as macular degeneration (40 years old and up), or having an underlying disease, like type one or type two diabetes that makes you prone to diabetic retinopathy. You will be checked for either or both if they apply to you. Our Del Mar optometrist will also look at your eye muscles, eyelids, and other key parts of your eye for any abnormalities or concerns.