Eye Exam

Precision Eye Care -  - Comprehensive Ophthalmology

Precision Eye Care

Comprehensive Ophthalmology & Cataract and Glaucoma Specialist located in Baltimore, MD

Many eye diseases and vision problems have no obvious symptoms. An annual eye exam is critical for protecting your vision and quality of life. At Precision Eye Care in Baltimore, Maryland, Maria Romero, MD, takes a personalized approach to care. She uses the most advanced tools and techniques during your eye exam to adequately assess your vision and eye health and screen for eye diseases. To schedule your eye exam, call the office or book online today.

Eye Exam Q & A

Do I need an eye exam?

Yes. Regular eye exams are important for helping you stay healthy so you can live your best life. Eye diseases and vision problems can develop without causing symptoms. 

Your routine eye exam may uncover eye diseases and vision problems during the early stages, allowing for treatment that may prevent permanent vision changes. 

The frequency of your eye exams typically depends on your age and vision needs. For adults with good vision:

  • Ages 20-39: eye exam every 5-10 years
  • Ages 40-54: eye exam every 2-4 years
  • Ages 55-64: eye exam every 1-3 years
  • Ages 65 and older: eye exam every year

However, if you wear corrective lenses, no matter your age, you need an eye exam every year to assess vision changes and update your prescription as needed. 

Dr. Romero may also recommend more frequent eye exams based on your personal medical or family history and risk of eye disease.

What happens during an eye exam?

When you come in for your eye exam at Precision Eye Care, you can expect a detail-oriented and personalized exam. 

During your eye exam, Dr. Romero:

  • Reviews your medical and ocular history
  • Checks visual acuity and refraction (for corrective lenses)
  • Evaluates external and internal parts of your eye
  • Measures eye pressure

Your eye exam may also include pupil dilation. Dr. Romero performs dilated eye exams in all patients 40 and older and patients with risk factors for eye disease.

During your dilated eye exam, Dr. Romero places special drops in your eyes to dilate (open) your pupil. She then closely evaluates your retina and optic nerve to look for signs of damage or disease. 

How is a vision screening test different from an eye exam?

During your annual wellness exam with your primary care provider, you may have a vision screening test. This test is a short exam to check your visual acuity. 

The vision screening test only assesses vision; it doesn’t evaluate eye health or screen for eye diseases. The vision screening isn’t an adequate replacement for a comprehensive eye exam. 

Vision loss can affect your quality of life, but regular eye exams may prevent permanent vision changes. To schedule your eye exam, contact Precision Eye Care by phone or book online today.