Eye and Vision Exams

Kids Eye Exam in Denver, CO

Eye exams are a vital aspect of keeping your eyes healthy and vision up to par. A routine vision exam can help you find the ideal prescription for you and detect eye issues early when treatment is still possible. So what can you expect during eye exams provided by Youth Dental & Vision, serving Denver, Aurora, Thornton, and the surrounding area?

Woman getting an eye exam

The Importance of Children’s Eye Exams

Healthy habits start at a young age, which is why your child needs an eye exam at an early age. Eye problems are easier to manage when they are caught early, so bring your child to Youth Dental & Vision in Denver, CO, for a children’s eye exam.

Our kids eye exam services will set your child up for a lifetime of ocular health, and because we offer adult eye exams too, your child can see the same eye doctor throughout their life. This way, you do not have to worry about transferring records or getting used to a new eye care professional.

Trust the professionals at Youth Dental & Vision to provide comprehensive, clear, and compassionate eye care for your children and for you.

Keep reading to learn more about our eye care services, or call us to schedule an appointment. We’re here to help you enjoy clear vision for a lifetime.

General Information about Eye Exams

Eye exams are routine evaluations of your vision and eyes. They help detect vision issues early to reduce the possibility of complications. The screenings determine your prescription, so you can clearly see while fittings ensure your glasses or contacts fit comfortably.

At different stages of your life, you're at risk for different vision and eye health issues, so we offer eye exams for people of all ages; from children to seniors. Our optometrist focuses on the presence of myopia in children while presbyopia is a common concern for adults over the age of 40. When your child is young, he or she may have a lazy eye while individuals over the age of 40 are at risk for developing cataracts. 

Types of Eye Exams We Offer

We offer our patients a vision screening using a phoropter. Our eye doctor positions different lenses in front of your eyes. He asks you to read which one appears clearest to you in order to determine the strength of your prescription. Next, our optometrist asks you which lenses appears clearer in order to detect astigmatism.

Our optometrist also offers a comprehensive eye examination to evaluate the health of your eyes. During this portion of the eye exam, the doctor may dilate your pupils using an eye drop. This allows the specialist to see inside of your eye, including the back portion known as the retina. Our eye doctor may use a device that blows air into your eye to check for glaucoma. 

Additionally, our optometrist supplies our patients with contact lens exams. These tests measures your eye for contacts, so you get a prescription that fits you well and that you see great with. The measurement of your eye for the best fitting contact lens is done by computers. All that is required for you to do is look straight ahead into a machine that takes measurements of your eyes. We will also take new visual measurements to make sure that you see as well with your contacts as you do  with glasses. At the end of the exam, the doctor has all the measurements you need such as your base curve (BC) and possibly cylinder (CYL) if you have astigmatism. We will also teach all our patients to properly insert and remove their lenses along with giving them proper directions on storage and replacement so the risk of contact lens related problems is minimal. At the end of the contact lens exam, you can feel confident knowing you have a great pair of lenses that you can wear every day without issue. 

Contact Denver Youth Dental & Vision to Have Eyes Examined Today

Contact Youth Dental & Vision, serving Denver, Aurora, Thornton, and the surrounding area, today to have a vision exam, comprehensive eye exam, or both. We're available by calling our Denver location at 303-825-2295, our Aurora location at 303-343-3133, or our Thornton location at 303-280-8878.

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