You should visit an eye doctor at least
once a year. Carlsbad ophthalmologist Dr. Tracy is a Board-certified and
performs vision correction surgery, dry eye treatments, and other
advanced procedures to restore eyesight for a variety of conditions.
Many eye disorders are treatable if caught early, and Dr. Tracy can
assess your condition and begin correcting your vision problems
Annual eye exams are necessary for certain
patients, such as those with diabetes, because they ensure a way to
maintain general eye care. More frequent follow-up exams are necessary
for those who have glaucoma or other ocular conditions. We provide
comprehensive eye exams to determine the health of your eyes and to
diagnose and treat any visual symptoms. Medicare and most private
insurance may cover your eye exams. Dr. Tracy recommends that people
with a predisposition to certain eye conditions, like a family history
of glaucoma, receive annual eye exams.
|Annual eye exams are highly recommended for
anyone over the age of 40 because of the increased risk of contracting
conditions like presbyopia and macular degeneration. Presbyopia is where
the eye loses its ability to focus on objects that are close and
Presbyopia is frequently found in older individuals. Macular
degeneration is similar in that older individuals' vision field
decreases but in the case in the video below it's
due to damage to the retina. These are just a few of the common eye
conditions that occur as everyone gets older.
What to Expect At Your
thorough eye exam from an ophthalmologist like Dr. Tracy is
painless; however, there are several components.
the doctor will begin the examination by asking you questions
and learning about your health history and any ocular problems
that you may be experiencing. Before your appointment, it’s
important to know your family’s medical history as well because
these can be indicators for what to be on the look out for.
| You will also need to share about any
medications you are on or if you are experiencing any symptoms. The best thing a patient can
do during this initial process is to provide a doctor like Dr.
Tracy with as much information in regards to your health and
your family’s health as possible. The more information that he
has, the better service he can provide you.
Next, your ophthalmologist will check
your vision, measure the pressure inside your eyes, examine your eyes
under a microscope, dilate your dilates, and look inside your eyes.
These are standard examination procedures that can be expected at almost
all initial eye exams and do not hurt.
During an eye exam in Carlsbad, Dr. Tracy will check on the health of your
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|Dr. Tracy will assess all of these areas
and inform you of his immediate concerns or any of potential
problems that he sees.
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If appropriate, Dr. Tracy may perform a
refractive evaluation to determine whether or not your vision is
lacking, if you cannot focus your eyes properly, or if you need glasses.
These tests are so he can get a better idea of your range of vision and
understand where you may have visual gaps. The doctor may perform
additional tests and take photos of your retina if necessary. At the
end, Dr. Tracy will go over his diagnosis with you, discussing any
complications, answering any questions, and providing a recommendation
for treatment if necessary. Treatment options can vary widely depending
on a patient’s visual needs.
If you haven’t gotten a general eye
exam in two years, please contact our office at (760) 603-9910.