Routine eye exams are your first defense against progressive eye disease and vision loss. At Classic Vision Care in Kennesaw, Marietta, and Atlanta, Georgia, Dr. Mital Patel offers comprehensive eye exams to diagnose underlying medical conditions affecting your eye health. She also provides thorough eye exams for determining if you need vision correction, such as eyeglasses or contact lenses. To schedule an exam, call the office or book online.
Even if you’re not experiencing specific eye problems or having difficulty with your vision, regular eye exams give Dr. Patel the opportunity to check your overall eye health. She can also determine if prescription lenses can enhance your current visual acuity.
During a routine eye exam, Dr. Patel tests several factors influencing your eye health and vision, including:
Dr. Patel examines the internal and external parts of your eye to identify injuries or medical concerns, like macular degeneration, retinal tears, and cataracts.
To get a closer look at your internal eye health, Dr. Patel administers numbing eye drops that anesthetize your eyes and keep your comfortable. She may also give you additional eye drops that cause your pupils to dilate and allow her better access to the inner parts of your eye. Drops wear off within an hour, without side effects.
After your eyes dilate, you may have difficulty seeing clearly for an hour or more, until your pupils return to normal. You may want to have a friend accompany you to the appointment to drive you home safely.
If Dr. Patel determines there are concerns regarding your eye health, she creates a customized treatment plan to manage your symptoms, clear up infections, or correct the problem. In some cases, Dr. Patel may refer you to a trusted specialist for further evaluation.
Regular eye examinations are the best opportunity to diagnose and prevent eye disease. Early diagnosis of conditions like glaucoma and retinal detachment are crucial for protecting your vision and maintaining good ocular health.
If you need or already have corrective lenses, Dr. Patel offers both eyeglass and contact lens examinations to ensure you always have the most accurate prescription. Routine exams allow Dr. Patel the opportunity to identify the right time to make prescription changes to enhance your vision.
For children, routine eye exams are vital for keeping up with their changing visual needs. Dr. Patel can also check for common issues among children, including lazy eye, cross eyes, and other congenital eye issues.
She provides effective therapies, including Ortho K, to ensure your child’s eyes grow strong and healthy. Early intervention can significantly reduce the risk your child needs corrective surgery in the future.
Schedule a routine exam appointment at Classic Vision Care online or by phone.