Eye Exam Specialist

Killeen Vision Source

Optometrist located in Killeen, TX

To protect your vision and keep your eyes healthy, it is crucial to make routine eye exams an essential part of your overall health plan. Dr. Austin Ruiz at your Killeen Vision Source in Killeen, Texas offers comprehensive eye exams to ensure healthy vision and good eye health. Your doctor examines your eyes to identify potential vision issues early for more effective treatment. Book an appointment online or by phone for an eye exam.

Eye Exam Q & A

What can I expect during an eye exam?

Typically, Dr. Ruiz wants to see you annually for a comprehensive eye exam.

If you have an eye disease or disorder, wear contacts, or eyeglasses your doctor may schedule more frequent appointments for more effective vision monitoring.

During the eye exam, Dr. Ruiz reviews your medical history and discuss any vision problems you may be experiencing. If you wear glasses or contacts, make sure to bring them with you to the appointment so the doctor can check your prescription strength.

During a physical exam, your doctor tests your visual acuity using an eye chart and a device called phoropter with multiple lenses to help determine your corrective lens prescription.

Other tests include:

  • Retinal and corneal exam
  • Fluid exam
  • Color vision test
  • Peripheral vision testing

Following each test, your doctor discusses the results. If further treatment is necessary, they also discuss available options.

Why do I need my eyes dilated?

As part of your routine exam at your Killeen Vision Source, the doctor administers dilation eye drops to check the health of the interior of your eyes, including your blood vessels and retina to check for:

  • Glaucoma
  • Cataracts
  • Macular degeneration
  • Diabetic retinopathy
  • Hyperopia
  • Astigmatism

When your eyes are dilated, your vision may be blurry, and it may be challenging to drive following your appointment. You will also experience increased sensitivity to light, especially sunlight, until your eyes return to normal.

Will I need to get eyeglasses?

Depending on the outcome of your eye exam, you may need glasses or contact lenses to correct vision problems. Your doctor discusses the proper treatment following your test results.

As you get older, your vision may begin to change quickly, even if you have had good vision for most of your life. Age-related eye conditions can often be treated and slowed down through corrective measures, including:

  • Eyeglasses
  • Specialized contact lenses
  • Oral medications
  • Prescription eye drops

The earlier your doctor identifies a medical issue, the more effectively he or she can treat it. To schedule an eye exam, call your Killeen Vision Source today or book an appointment online today.