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Eye Exam in Houston TX

Difference between an eye exam and a vision screening in Houston TX

There are many eye diseases which show no symptoms in the early stages. This is just one reason why it is so important to have an eye exam each year. At West U Vision, patients can receive a comprehensive eye exam in Houston TX, and not just a vision screening.

When you come into our office to have a comprehensive eye exam or contact lens exam and fitting, you will be seen by one of our therapeutic optometrists, either Dr. Christine Castillo, or Dr. MH Rockoff. During a comprehensive eye exam in Houston TX, your eyes will be screened for many different eye diseases and disorders as well as for any refractive errors, such as nearsightedness, farsightedness, or astigmatism. When you leave our vision practice, you can rest assured that your eyes have been thoroughly examined and that they are healthy. You can also be sure that any new lens prescriptions will have you seeing as clearly as possible. If you are getting contact lenses, your eyes will be properly measured to make sure the new contact lenses fit your eyes perfectly. However, when a person simply has a vision screening, it usually means that their eyes have been checked to make sure that they can see clearly at a certain distance. For example, when you go to the Department of Motor Vehicles to get your new driver’s license, your eyes will probably be screened to make sure that you can see cars up to a certain distance, and can read street signs. At school, your child may have a vision screening to make sure he or she can see clearly see to the front of the room where the teacher and blackboard are. However, the visual screening will not make sure that your child’s visual systems are developing correctly, nor will it ensure that their eyes are healthy. For this, they will need to have a comprehensive eye exam at our office.

For an appointment to see our expert that therapeutic optometrist for a comprehensive eye exam in Houston TX, simply contact us today.

6737 Stella Link Rd
Houston, TX 77005
(713) 432-1137

Glaucoma Test in Houston

Glaucoma diagnosis in Houston

Glaucoma Test in Houston

Glaucoma Test in Houston

Glaucoma is a serious disease that afflicts many older Americans over the age of 50. At West U Vision, we recommend all of our patients come in for an eye exam at least once per year in order to check for any eye diseases or conditions such as glaucoma, which can cause permanent vision loss. Our glaucoma test in Houston is designed to catch the disease early before it starts.

Glaucoma is caused mainly by abnormally high pressure inside the eye, or intraocular pressure. It is the second leading cause of blindness today. Glaucoma can have no symptoms and come on slowly, which is why it’s important to have your eyes checked annually and have a glaucoma test in Houston along with a comprehensive vision exam. Vision loss can happen so gradually that many people don’t even notice their vision is failing until their glaucoma progresses. Early diagnosis of glaucoma is the best way to help prevent further damage. Early testing can also catch other eye diseases like cataracts, a condition which clouds the eye’s lens and causes the sufferer vision loss and foggy vision, making it difficult to drive, read or see facial expressions. Surgery for cataracts has shown to be highly effective and many patients are very happy with the results.

As with glaucoma, cataracts develop slowly over time and does not cause vision loss. Strong lighting and prescription eyeglasses can help alleviate symptoms of cataracts, and luckily, cataract surgery can fix cataracts and remove the clouded lens, replacing it with a new lens. Besides cataract surgery and glaucoma test in Houston we also offer LASIK surgery. LASIK surgery is quick and effective, taking only about 15 minutes to complete. Afterwards, eyes adjust over a period of two to three days. LASIK eye surgery can greatly benefit those with vision loss, making their lives easier and more manageable. At West U Vision, we pride ourselves on offering our patients the best in eye surgery, eye exams and early detection of eye diseases so patients can have happy and healthy eyes.

6737 Stella Link Rd
Houston, TX 77005
(713) 432-1137