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Eye Exams in San Antonio, TX

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What Are Eye Exams?

Regular vision tests are fairly routine for most patients. Vision exams may become necessary when applying for a driver's license or for some occupations. Nevertheless, passing a vision evaluation doesn't guarantee your eyes are clear of eye disease. The vision acuity assessment simply can't enable a complete view of the health of your eyes. That is why getting a full eye exam biennially is extremely important.

At Texas State Optical Bandera, comprehensive eye wellness exams integrate many important testing methods that enable Dr. Victoria Perez to examine and monitor your complete ocular health. This is extra important because some serious vision-threatening problems, such as glaucoma, have no warning signs.

Stay on top of your eye health by making biennial appointments with Dr. Perez at Texas State Optical Bandera in San Antonio, TX. It is certainly important to go to an ophthalmologist if it has been more than 24 months since you had a comprehensive ocular assessment or if you have detected any potential concerns with your eyes or vision.

What To Expect During an Eye Exam

When you come in for your exam, remember to bring your contact lenses and eyeglasses, along with an up-to-date list of prescription and OTC medications you are taking.

The majority of eye evaluations at Texas State Optical Bandera last about 30 – 90 minutes. Your assessment will start with a basic visual acuity test to find out how clear your sight is. If it shows that you need corrective lenses, we will probably go ahead and do refraction testing to determine what your lens prescription should be. For refraction testing, we use a phoropter instrument to identify what photos you see as sharp or blurry.

Then, Dr. Perez will perform a visual field test, often referred to as a Goldmann visual field exam, which evaluates the degree of your peripheral vision, as well as helps in catching many other eye conditions.

We also might assess the alignment of your eyes by using a cover test. As the name suggests, we cover your eyes separately and have you focus on a certain spot so we can see how your eyes line up. We will also have you be very still and track a light using only your eyes.

Following the alignment test, Dr. Perez will generally perform a test that can find color vision irregularities and helps in catching other eye issues. To wrap up, she will perform a slit lamp exam to have a magnified, full-aspect three-dimensional view of the observable parts of your eyes, such as the upper and lower lids, cornea, conjunctiva, iris, and lenses.

It is quite beneficial to enlarge the pupils with eye drops to thoroughly evaluate the condition of the retina, retinal blood vessels, optic nerve, and macula, as well as to look for signs of glaucoma. Your doctor may have to widen your pupils to perform other tests, depending on your age and the original reason you contacted us.


What Are the Benefits of Eye Exams?

Keep your eyes healthy with regular eye exams at Texas State Optical Bandera. Our patients in San Antonio, TX notice numerous advantages from scheduling regular appointments for their eye exams. The benefits of this service include:

  • Identifying any disorders or disease
  • Accurately assessing the health of your eyes
  • Determining the need for prescription lenses or contacts

Regular eye exams are crucial to maintaining optimal eye health. Even if you haven't noticed any signs of a problem, adults aged 18 to 40 should have their eyes checked every other year. Men and women in their 40s or older should receive eye exams every 2 – 4 years. Complete ocular assessments can also reveal other major yet controllable medical conditions, like injury to the retina, high blood pressure, and diabetes.

Adults must also remember that scheduling eye exams for their school-age children is especially important. Statistics have shown that one-fourth of children have some kind of vision concern. The American Optometric Association (AOA) reported that children should have their first eye assessments around six months old. They should have another exam right before beginning school. Optometrists recommend that children have their eyes examined every other year, regardless of whether they seem to have good vision. Regular eye exams are even more important because of the recent serious increase in myopia (nearsightedness). This increase is caused by kids using tablets and personal devices more than previous generations.

Dr. Perez was very thorough and explained all of her findings during the exam. She also saved me a lot of money by pointing out that a medical eye exam was not necessary at the time. Her staff was wonderfully kind and provided explanations for all costs and tests. This is the best optometry experience I have had in years. I’m so thankful to have found this practice and Dr. Perez.

D.S. Google

Very professional staff and I like their use of advanced technology tools during the eye exam. They are friendly and helpful and I prefer to support a local business

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The facility was clean and all personnel are attentive. Dr. Victoria Perez was very thorough during the eye exam and provided a detailed description of the exam results . She is very patient and understanding. All my concerns and questions were answered giving me piece of mind.

A.R. Google

This is the optical experience I believe most service providers should strive for. 1. At the counter - super professional and friendly. Only requested new information didn’t have re-hash already provided. Had all the technology tools to be most efficient. 2. Pre-exam vitals: latest technology and very knowledgeable technicians - not fumbling around and lost. Very organized and prepared. 3. Dr’s Exam: Dr. Perez was very friendly, very knowledgeable, very personable and with very relevant options and recommendations. She is not too stuffy or too busy to have a talk about vacation, etc. 4. Ordering Glasses: Exceptional service, very knowledge about all the various frames, insurance coverage, and what is best fits my features. A super great team! They all work together! TSO at Bandera and 1604 is where I hope to continue doing business and highly recommend for all others.

R.R. Google

I had a wonderful experience for my annual vision exam. Doctor Perez explained in details the results of the scans and the health and condition of my eyes. It was my first time at this location but certainly will continue to come here for my future eye exams and prescription glasses. The entire team is excellent and the friendly reminders are helpful to ensure timely arrival and keep track of appt. I am very happy with the entire experience. Thank you!

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Ensure Your Eye Health

Often, patients don't think about their eye health until a vision issue is noticed. However, the health of our eyes involves more than simply vision. We welcome you to schedule comprehensive eye health exams with Dr. Perez at her practice in San Antonio, TX. Texas State Optical Bandera uses state-of-the-art equipment and methods to evaluate your eyes to see to it that any issues will be discovered and treated early.

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What tests are included in an eye exam?

An eye exam includes a series of tests like visual acuity tests, refraction testing, visual field tests, alignment tests, color vision assessments, and a slit lamp exam for a comprehensive assessment of your eyes.

How long does an eye exam typically take?

The duration of an eye exam at Texas State Optical Bandera ranges from 30 to 90 minutes, depending on the complexity and the number of tests performed.

Is pupil dilation necessary during an eye exam?

Pupil dilation may be required during an eye exam to provide a more thorough evaluation of the retina, retinal blood vessels, optic nerve, and macula, and to check for signs of glaucoma. Please discuss with your provider before the exam if this presents an issue.

*Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary from person to person. Images may contain models.