Ophthalmology, Optometry and Eye Exams
The Christenbury Eye Center provides comprehensive care to meet all of your vision care needs, from routine exams to treatment for common eye conditions.
Routine Eye Exams
Routine vision screenings are important to the long-term health of your eyes, even if you’re not aware of any problems. Schedule eye exams every two years from age 4 or 5 up to age 40 and yearly after that. If you wear corrective glasses or contacts, we recommend a yearly exam to ensure that your prescription remains up-to-date.
Common Vision Impairments
Other common vision impairments that Christenbury Eye Center can detect and treat for you include:
- Nearsightedness - Nearsightedness or Myopia means that you can see things close up, but distant objects are blurred.
- Farsightedness – Farsightedness or Hyperopia allows you to see things far away more clearly then objects that are closer to you.
- Astigmatism – Astigmatism occurs when the cornea or lens is football shaped, distorting vision much like a “funny mirror” at an amusement park. Astigmatism can occur alone, with myopia or with hyperopia. Usually, it doesn’t change over time.
- Presbyopia – Presbyopia begins to appear in most people around age 40. The eye muscles lose their flexibility and make it more difficult to focus, especially during reading. Reading glasses or contact lenses can help.
- Glaucoma – Glaucoma is a leading cause of blindness in the United States. It is a disease of the optic nerve and characterized by a build-up of pressure in the fluid of the eye. Glaucoma can be treated effectively if detected early. If you have a family history of glaucoma, diabetes, or are over age 40, you have a greater risk for this condition. Be sure to get a yearly vision exam.