Eye Exams

Accent Vision Specialists

Optometric Physicians & Dry Eye Disease Specialists located in Santa Fe, NM

According to The American Optometric Association, everyone needs regular eye exams to maintain healthy eyes and clear vision. Most patients need annual exams (more often if you have eye or overall health problems) to keep vision prescriptions updated and identify eye health problems in their earliest stages. At Accent Vision Specialists in Santa Fe, New Mexico, the dedicated optometric physician team of Dwight Thibodeaux, OD, and Paul Tachau, OD, provide eye exams for your whole family. Give us a call to make your eye exam appointment now.

Eye Exams Q & A

How do I prepare for my eye exam?

Dr. Thibodeaux or Dr. Tachau needs to review your eye health history, as well as your general health history, during the eye exam. 

If it’s your first visit to Accent Vision Specialists, ask your most recent eye doctor to forward your records to the office ahead of time, if possible. Compile a list of your current medications (and any past medications, too) and bring it to your appointment. Also, bring any glasses or contact lens information from the past.

What happens during eye exams?

Eye exams at Accent Vision Specialists are comprehensive, which means that your optometric physician evaluates vision power and eye health. During a typical comprehensive eye exam at Accent Vision Specialists, Dr. Thibodeaux and Dr. Tachau usually check the following.

  • Visual acuity 
  • Refraction (prescription)
  • Depth perception 
  • Color vision 
  • Muscle movement 
  • Light reaction
  • Focus
  • Eye teaming
  • Peripheral vision
  • Corneal curvature (keratometry)
  • Eye health

Depending on your risk factors for eye problems and the results of your eye exam, you might need additional testing. 

For example, Accent Vision Specialists can test for glaucoma, ocular hypertension, diabetic retinopathy, cataracts, and other serious eye disease based on your needs and situation. 

When do I need to schedule eye exams?

Dr. Thibodeaux or Dr. Tachau recommends an eye exam plan for your needs. In general, annual exams are a good idea for both kids and adults. 

Of course, if you have any type of eye disease, or if you have health problems that increase your risk for eye disease, you might need eye exams twice a year or more. 

Regularly scheduled eye exams are one of the best things you can do to be proactive about eye health and visual clarity. During every exam, your optometric physician can monitor your eye health and determine whether any new changes could indicate problems. 

When you have regular eye exams, you can get a diagnosis and start treatment before eye disease has a chance to severely damage your eye health or vision. 

The Accent Vision Specialists team can also help you prevent eye problems, including eye disease, with smart lifestyle changes.

For eye exams from leading optometric physicians, call Accent Vision Specialists today.