Eye Exam Specialist

Eye Care Solutions

Vishal Patel, OD

Optometrist located in Milton, GA

If your vision isn’t up to par and squinting is getting the best of you, regular eye exams can help. Optometrist Dr. Vishal Patel uses the latest technology to complete eye exams at Eye Care Solutions in Milton, Georgia. He catches signs and symptoms of eye diseases early before they become serious. Call Eye Care Solutions today to learn more, or book an appointment online with Dr. Patel.

Eye Exam Q & A

What are comprehensive eye exams?

Making time for comprehensive eye exams is essential to achieve better overall health and wellness. Eye exams help determine if your vision doesn’t measure up and whether you have an eye disease. Regular eye exams with Dr. Patel are essential because some eye diseases don’t exhibit symptoms in their early stages. By seeing Dr. Patel, you can help prevent vision loss.

During each yearly or bi-yearly eye examination, Dr. Patel:

  • Goes over your medical history
  • Completes vision tests
  • Assesses how your eyes focus and move
  • Completes an eye health evaluation

Dr. Patel may recommend additional eye tests if you have signs or symptoms of eye disease — such as glaucoma, macular degeneration, or cataracts — to correctly diagnose your condition.

Which are the different eye tests?

During a comprehensive eye exam, Dr. Patel completes various eye tests to determine how good your vision is and how healthy your eyes are. These tests may include:

  • Eye muscle movement tests
  • Visual acuity tests using eye charts
  • Assessments of how well your eyes react to light
  • Peripheral vision tests
  • Color vision tests
  • Examination of your retina
  • An exam using a slit lamp, which is a microscope that magnifies the front of your eye
  • Measuring your eye pressure to test for glaucoma

Dr. Patel may use numbing drops, lights, or eye machines to complete eye tests during your comprehensive eye exam. These tests are tolerated well by patients.

How often do I need an eye exam?

Dr. Patel lets you know how often to come in for comprehensive eye exams. If you’re in your 20s or 30s and have no vision problems, he may recommend scheduling eye exams less frequently than once a year.

But many times, especially if you’re over age 50, wear contacts or glasses, or have symptoms of poor vision or an eye disease, Dr. Patel suggests eye exams every year or two to maximize eye health and vision.

Do I need contacts or glasses?

During a comprehensive eye exam, Dr. Patel determines whether you require contact lenses or glasses. Eye Care Solutions offers the most up-to-date, designer eyewear brands to make a strong fashion statement, including:

  • Etnia Barcelona
  • Woow
  • Burberry
  • Tiffany’s
  • Ray Bans
  • Modo
  • Eco
  • Salt
  • Morel
  • Costa

If you prefer contact lenses, choose Zenlens, Acuvue, CooperVision, Alcon, or Bausch and Lomb. Call Eye Care  Solutions in Milton, Georgia, to schedule your next eye exam, or book an appointment online with Dr. Patel.