Blacksburg Eye Exam
Your Eye Exam Specialists in Blacksburg Serving Christiansburg, Radford and the New River Valley
We strongly encourage everyone to get a comprehensive eye exam once a year. Even if you do not have vision problems, a vision “check-up” can be critical in spotting and treating issues before they affect your vision. This is especially important for children who may not even realize that the problems they may be having in school are actually vision related. Our comprehensive eye exam is designed to provide a complete evaluation of your vision health.
Why are Eye Exams Important?
During an eye exam, Dr. Jacobs not only determines the proper prescription for your eyeglasses, but makes sure your eyes are working together and also checks your eyes for common eye diseases. With some simple tests he can detect the early onset of a serious eye illness such as glaucoma. And with early detection, your chances of successful treatment are much higher. Your eyes can be an indicator of your overall health, so Dr. Jacobs will evaluate if there are any non-vision health issues that you should be aware of.
What’s the Difference Between a Vision Screening and a Complete Eye Exam?
A vision screening can be helpful but it is by no means a substitute for a comprehensive eye exam. Vision screenings are used to help identify those at risk for vision problems and are often performed by a school nurse or volunteer. Even the test conducted by the clerk at the Drivers License Bureau is a form of vision screening. While these efforts can be helpful, they are not conducted by experienced professionals who have the training to detect eye disease.
A comprehensive eye examination performed by our optometrist involves careful testing of every aspect of your vision. The exam will give Dr. Jacobs enough information to recommend a personal treatment plan. These exams are much more thorough than the simple vision check conducted by family physicians and pediatricians as part of a medical check-up.
Treatment plans can be as simple as recommending eyeglasses or as serious as spotting a need for eye surgery. The point is that only with a comprehensive eye exam can you be sure that your eyes are getting the best treatment available. That is why no matter who you are, annual eye exams are essential to ensure you are seeing clearly and preserving your vision for life.
Make an eye exam appointment in Blacksburg today: 540-953-0136.