During a routine eye exam , your ophthalmologist evaluates the current health and acuity of your eyes. He will test your vision to determine if you suffer from any refractive errors or to monitor the progress of any known nearsightedness, farsightedness, or astigmatism. An eye exam also includes tests to determine how well the muscles that move and focus your eyes work and how well your eyes function together and separately. Finally, your ophthalmologist will look for signs of any progressive eye diseases, such as cataracts, glaucoma, macular degeneration, and diabetic retinopathy. These are conditions that can affect eyesight slowly and may not cause noticeable symptoms at first. Even if you do not detect any changes in your vision, your vision could be at risk if these conditions go untreated.
Dr. Mark Hornfeld offers eye exams and treatment of cataracts, glaucoma, and more in NYC. Schedule your appointment by calling our office at (646) 502-4142. You can learn more about what to expect during an eye exam and the importance of regular vision care by clicking through our website.