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Eye Exams services offered in Aiea, HI

Routine eye exams are the best way to protect your vision and your long-term eye health. Edwin Y. Endo, OD & Associates provides professional eye care to adults and kids in the Aiea-Pearl City neighborhood of Honolulu, Hawaii. Edwin Y. Endo, OD, and the team use advanced technologies to assess your visual acuity and test for eye diseases like glaucoma. Schedule a comprehensive eye exam for you or your children online or call the office of Edwin Y. Endo, OD & Associates today. 

What are eye exams?

Eye exams are preventive evaluations of your eye health. Routine exams ensure your vision is good and can identify underlying issues like glaucoma that affect your eyesight and the function of your eyes.

Edwin Y. Endo, OD & Associates also provides comprehensive eye exams if you have unexplained symptoms that affect your vision or eye health, including dry eyes, sore or red eyes, and blurry vision.

Early detection of underlying eye diseases help you get the treatment you need without delay to reduce your risk for complications.

What happens during eye exams?

Eye exams at Edwin Y. Endo, OD & Associates for children and adults involve a series of tests to assess your vision and rule out underlying eye diseases. At your initial visit, the team reviews your medical history and discusses any vision issues or eye symptoms you have.

Your eye exam typically includes three parts:

Visual acuity

A visual acuity exam determines if you or your child needs eyeglasses to enhance your vision. The team asks you to read letters from a chart to test your visual acuity at different distances. Tests for young children use pictures to evaluate eyesight.

Eye pressure measurement

Eye pressure measurements identify high pressure levels in your eye that can increase your risk for glaucoma. Prior to this exam, the team places numbing drops in your eyes to keep you comfortable.

Eye health evaluation

To get a clear view of the back of your eye, the team places dilation eye drops in each eye. Using lights and special equipment, they assess the tissues and nerves in your eye to identify conditions like macular degeneration and cataracts.

How often do I need an eye exam?

Young children should have a complete eye exam between ages three and five to check for vision issues and proper eye alignment. Children and adults should schedule an eye exam if they experience any changes in their vision or have unexplained eye symptoms or an eye injury.

Adults also need a comprehensive eye exam at age 40. At this age, many people begin to experience age-related vision changes and develop eye diseases.

If you wear eyeglasses or contact lenses, the Edwin Y. Endo, OD & Associates team can determine how often you need eye exams for prescription updates. If you have an existing eye disease, you can expect to schedule eye exams more frequently, especially if you use medications as part of your treatment.

Call the office of Edwin Y. Endo, OD & Associates to schedule eye exams for yourself or your children or book an appointment online today.