Clearly the Best Eye Exam in Pittsburgh
Whether you have seemingly perfect vision or wear glasses or contacts, it’s a good idea to have a yearly comprehensive eye exam to identify new or existing vision problems, or if you need vision correction.
More than a vision screening, comprehensive eye exams are an important part of preventative healthcare. In addition to vision and eye-related health issues, a comprehensive eye exam can reveal signs of diabetes, hypertension, and high cholesterol among other health conditions.
During your exam, current eye or vision problems will be discussed along with your overall health and any conditions related to eye health including medications, family history, and certain environmental factors. The doctor will perform an eye health and function evaluation, and provide an eyeglass prescription to correct refractive errors for clear vision.
A contact lens exam is a special exam for contact lens wearers. This exam measures the shape of your eyes for proper fitting, which is an essential step for eye health. You will receive a trial pair of contacts to be worn for a few days before a follow-up exam to ensure you have adjusted to your new lenses.
Take control of nearsightedness! Comprehensive eye exams and vision screenings are recommended at regular intervals, particularly during a child’s crucial developmental years. Proper myopia control treatment is an important step in preventing serious eye-health issues later in life, including glaucoma and cataracts.
Most effective in the early stages of development, myopia control goes beyond vision correction by slowing or stopping the progression of myopia, particularly in children and teenagers ages 5 to 18. By controlling its progression, the risk for myopia related diseases can be reduced.
Myopia control is achieved through a combination of treatments best suited for the needs of each individual patient. Dr. Yang will assist you in choosing the best treatment method and monitor your progress during each stage of the process.
Treatments range from bifocal glasses, daily eye drops, and multifocal soft contact lenses to Orthokeratology (Ortho-K). Designed to be worn during sleep, these specialty hard contact lenses can eliminate the need for wearing glasses or contacts throughout the day.