Medical Eye Exams Specialist

Cascade Vision Center

Optometry located in Renton, WA

The American Optometric Association recommends healthy adults ages 18-65 get regular eye exams at least once every two years to maintain optimal eye health. The expert providers at Cascade Vision Center in Renton, Washington, are skilled in evaluating your overall eye health as it’s critical to screen for eye disease to detect and effectively treat any conditions that could impact your vision. Call Cascade Vision Center or make an appointment online today to schedule your eye exam.

Medical Eye Exams Q & A

Why is it important to get an eye exam?

Annual eye and vision examinations are an important part of preventive health care. Many eye and vision problems don’t have obvious signs or symptoms. As a result, you might be unaware that you have a certain disease and miss out on the opportunity for early treatment.

The team at Cascade Vision Center recommends screening for common diseases such as:

  • Dry eyes
  • Glaucoma
  • Macular degeneration


It’s important to diagnose and treat eye and vision problems to maintain clear vision and eye health, and prevent vision loss.

How often should I get an eye exam?

The American Optometric Association recommends that adults ages 18-65 get a comprehensive eye exam at least every two years, while if you’re over 65 you should get eye exams every year.

People at higher risk for eye complications should visit an optometrist more often, about once a year or more. You may be more at risk for eye complications if you have any of the following conditions:

  • Diabetes
  • Previous eye surgery or injury
  • Disease of the eye such as glaucoma or macular degeneration
  • Family history of eye disease


Even if you have no underlying conditions, if you have a specific issue that has been causing you discomfort, including redness, sudden blurriness, or seeing halos around objects, you should make an appointment as soon as possible.

What can I expect from my first eye exam?

During your eye exam, your doctor performs several tests to both assess your eye health and screen for common diseases. Cascade Vision Center offers cutting-edge diagnostic equipment and technology to monitor your health with minimum discomfort. They offer OptosⓇ Daytona ultra-widefield imaging, Zeiss Cirrus HD-OCT, and Humphrey visual field testing to monitor your eye health.

Your eye exam may include:

  • Health history review
  • Checking your vision and performing a refraction to determine your eyeglass prescription
  • Measuring intraocular pressure
  • Screening peripheral visual field
  • Color vision testing
  • Pupil evaluation
  • Analysis of your visual system
  • Eye health evaluation


At the completion of the examination, your provider assesses and evaluates the results of the testing to determine any diagnoses and appropriate treatment plans, which may include eye drops, medication, or a corrective vision device like glasses or contact lenses.

Cascade Vision Center is the trusted practice in the area for eye exams, so call the office or schedule an appointment online today for your first consultation.

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