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All About Digital Eye Exams

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Digital eye exams are the wave of the future when it comes to promoting your family’s overall visual clarity and eye health. Cutting-edge eye care technology allows our optometrists at to detect signs of sight-threatening conditions, get more exact measurements for contact lens and eyeglass prescriptions and identify signs of systemic illness with greater speed and accuracy than ever before.

What Is a Digital Eye Exam?

Digital eye exams are often performed alongside regular vision exams to save time during your visit and to provide more accurate and objective information to your eye doctor so they can tailor an eye care approach that addresses your specific needs.

These exams may include computerized scans that can map the eyes, inside and out, and make wide 3D images that provide your eye doctor with detailed and extensive information about your eye health. Some common tests are:

  • Digital Retinal Imaging is a technology that optometrists use to create 3D images of the interior of the eye, specifically the retina. This helps detect signs of serious eye diseases like macular degeneration, glaucoma and diabetic retinopathy. It is especially useful as a replacement for dilation of the eye, since it gives a wider view, and is much more comfortable for the patient.
  • Corneal Topography takes an image of the front part of your eye, creating a topographical map of your eye that can show the eye doctor any abnormal bumps and the curve of your cornea. This helps to assess corneal health and helps with contact lens fittings.
  • Optical Coherence Tomography is another technology that creates a 3D image to identify signs in your eyes of systemic conditions that affect the whole body, including diabetes, high cholesterol and hypertension

Certain digital devices also make the process of measuring your eyeglass or contact lens prescription faster and more accurate, by taking objective digital measurements of your eye.

At we offer digital eye exams for the whole family. Schedule your eye exam today.

At Eye Trends, we put your family's needs first. Talk to us about how we can help you maintain healthy vision. Call us today: 936-441-3937 or book an appointment online to see one of our Conroe eye doctors.

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When should I bring my child in for their first digital eye exam?

Eye care experts recommend that a child’s first eye exam should be around the time they are 6 months old. This ensures that basic vision and visual skills are present so that your child can successfully meet developmental milestones such as crawling and eventually walking.

How often should I come in for an eye exam?

Our eye doctors recommend that each of our patients has a yearly eye exam to ensure that eyeglass and contact lens prescriptions are up to date and to check for signs of developing eye disease and conditions. This allows for the earliest detection and treatment possible, which improves patient outcomes.

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