What Does a Comprehensive Eye Exam Entail for Your Loved One?

In honor of National Eye Exam Month, it might be time to schedule a comprehensive eye exam for your elderly loved one. Curious about what would make an eye exam comprehensive? This information might help.

Home Health Care Perinton NY - What Does a Comprehensive Eye Exam Entail for Your Loved One?

Home Health Care Perinton NY – What Does a Comprehensive Eye Exam Entail for Your Loved One?

Her History and Her Family History

Your loved one’s family history can tell her eye doctor quite a bit about what she can expect. Her own medical and vision history may have some significant information in it, as well. This is why your loved one’s eye doctor asks so many questions about medical and family history at appointments.

How Her Pupils React and Focus

Your loved one’s pupils must be able to move and focus within certain parameters in order to help her to see properly. Your loved one’s eye doctor will test her pupils and verify that they’re able to react and move the way that they should. This may involve dilating her pupils, which involves special eye drops to artificially cause your loved one’s pupils to become larger. This isn’t essential at every visit, but her eye doctor may notice something that he wants to verify with this additional test.

How Her Eyes Move

How your loved one’s eyes move, from left to right and in other directions, can also give her eye doctor important information about her vision. Your loved one’s doctor will also test her peripheral vision, which is your loved one’s vision from the side.

Pressure within the Eyes

Changes in the pressure within your loved one’s eyes can indicate a variety of different eye problems, including glaucoma. This is a simple test that involves a puff of air directed at your loved one’s eye. If your loved one’s eye pressure is elevated, her eye doctor can let you know what you can do to help in your loved one’s individual case.

Examining the Retina and Optical Nerve

It might seem that your loved one’s retina and optical nerve are something that can’t be seen, but that’s not the case. Your loved one’s eye doctor uses light and magnifying lenses to peer into her eyes and verify that both her retina and her optical nerve are healthy.

Verify Prescriptions According to Current Needs

Many people who have put eye examinations off may be wearing glasses and contact lens prescriptions that aren’t quite right for how their eyes are right now. Your loved one’s eye doctor will look at her current prescription information from the glasses or contacts themselves and then verify whether that is the right one for her.

If you’re not able to take your loved one to the exam, it’s a good idea to make sure that someone else can go. This might be another family member or a home health care provider, but your loved one may need someone to drive after her eyes are dilated.

If you or an aging loved one are considering Home Health Care Services in Perinton NY, contact the caring staff at Caring Hearts of Rochester today! Serving Rochester, Pittsford, Greece, Webster, Canandaigua, Fairport, Perinton, Penfield, Brighton, Henrietta and ansurrounding communities. Call 585-245-0134.

About Kevin Watkins

Caring Hearts of Rochester was founded by John Hunt and Kevin Watkins. Kevin and John met when they were in the same Boy Scout Troop in their youth. They chose different career paths before forming Caring Hearts.

Kevin and his wife, Candy, lived in Naples, Florida for 10 years, where three of their four children were born. He was recruited to the insurance industry by a colleague who felt his personality would benefit people with needs. The insurance industry became a big part of their lives. He evaluated peoples’ risks, working with property and casualty, and life products, and later began to underwrite Long Term Care insurance as people were beginning to plan for their futures. He started two agencies, then bought a third. In his last three years before selling his third agency, he was ranked in the top 10%, top 5% & then top 1% nationally out of the more than 12,500 Allstate agencies in the U.S. at the time. Kevin’s success can be accredited to his kind nature and his genuine desire to help individuals and families with their needs. He feels very at home meeting with people and discussing their needs, a trait that has been very helpful in his continued success with Caring Hearts of Rochester. Kevin returned to Rochester in 2006 to introduce their young children to snow and to be closer to his extended family.

After having returned to Rochester from their careers in other states, John and Kevin reconnected. Alzheimer’s had afflicted both of their families, and they had both experienced and witnessed the challenges associated with the role of being a caregiver. Kevin’s and John’s collective experiences complemented their desire to work with families and individuals in need. They founded Caring Hearts of Rochester and have since been able work in a capacity that has become a passion for them. They are both Certified Senior Advisors (CSA), a designation earned through education, study and experience in the Elderly and Geriatric Care Profession. Their number one concern is providing their senior clients with ethical and effective services and products. Caring Hearts of Rochester is associated with numerous local affiliations for the elderly in the Upstate NY area including Lifespan, Eldersource, and the Greater Rochester Area Partnership for the Elderly.

As the co-founders and hands-on managers of Caring Hearts of Rochester, we thank you for this opportunity to tell you about our passion. We are responsible for the services we offer, for the people we hire, for the training they receive, for the quality and reliability of the services our team delivers to you and your loved ones. Give us a call so that we may learn more about you and your needs at (585) 861-CARE(2273)