A complete eye exam could make the difference between saving and losing your sight. In many cases, you won’t know there’s anything wrong at first, but board-certified ophthalmologist Michael L. Levine, MD, FACS, can detect the early stages of eye conditions and treat them before they cost you your sight. Dr. Levine provides exceptional services to those in Boynton Beach, Florida and the surrounding areas. When it comes to carrying out comprehensive eye exams, anyone can count on his knowledge and expertise. To book your eye exam, call the Michael L. Levine, M.D., F.A.C.S. office today or schedule an appointment online.
Having a regular eye exam ensures that your vision is as sharp as it can be and that you’re using the right glasses or contact lens prescription. Eyesight changes over time, so it’s common to need an updated prescription every year or two to maintain good vision.
You might also develop different needs as you get older; for example, most people experience age-related degeneration in their sight that makes reading more difficult.
Having your eye exam with an experienced ophthalmologist like Dr. Levine also provides other benefits, as he can spot the early signs of serious eye health problems including:
Dr. Levine can also treat common conditions like keratitis and dry eye, and if you wear contact lenses he can check that your eyes and lids are healthy.
A comprehensive eye exam at the practice of Michael Levine, M.D., F.A.C.S. could last for an hour or longer, depending on whether you need to undergo any extra tests.
Standard eye exam tests include:
The practice of Michael Levine, M.D., F.A.C.S. asks you to read lines of letters from a wall chart a set distance from the examination chair. The visual acuity test indicates whether you need to use corrective glasses or contact lenses.
The practice of Michael Levine, M.D., F.A.C.S. tries a selection of different lenses with which he can measure how well your eyes are focusing light. People who have nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism have eyes that are slightly the wrong shape, which prevents clear focusing. The refraction test picks up any problems in your ability to focus.
The practice of Michael Levine, M.D., F.A.C.S. examines your eyes with an ophthalmological magnifying lens, through which he can see the inside of your eye. This enables him to assess the health of your retina, macula, and optic nerve, and pick up any signs of glaucoma or diabetic retinopathy.
The practice of Michael Levine, M.D., F.A.C.S. uses a tonometer to measure the pressure inside your eyeball. This is a crucial indicator of glaucoma.
The practice of Michael Levine, M.D., F.A.C.S. asks you to look at objects or images on a screen that is in your peripheral vision, which is what you can see at the edges of your line of sight.
An annual or in some cases biannual eye exam is the standard recommendation, but the practice of Michael Levine, M.D., F.A.C.S. can advise you on exactly how often you need to be examined. If you have a condition like diabetes that can cause eye problems or a family history of glaucoma, you might need to have eye exams more often.
You should also see Dr. Levine as soon as possible if you have any specific problems with your eyes or your sight, rather than waiting for your regular eye exam. If you need a checkup or have any concerns about your eyesight, call Michael L. Levine, M.D., F.A.C.S. today or use the online tool to schedule an appointment.