Reasons You Should Have Retinal Screening for Prescription Glasses


When you go to your optometrist for your prescription glasses, you know testing will happen. This testing usually consists of checking your current prescription against your current vision level. You may have a simple glaucoma test as well to rule out any issues. One test that may be mentioned is a retinal imaging screening. Here are the reasons you should have this test for your prescription glasses and how the test can affect your prescription.

Macular Degeneration

One of the key things that the retinal screening finds is evidence of macular degeneration. This can affect your prescription glasses in several ways. For example, if you have had degeneration in your vision over the past few years there could be a root issue. If your prescription has changed drastically or is changing in one eye and not the other, the underlying problem could be macular degeneration. The screening will show it if is present and how advanced it is. This could affect the type of prescription you receive on the day of your appointment as well as further treatment and the need for advanced prescriptions to help your vision.

Retina Issues

One of the reasons that people visit their optometrist is eye pain. The eye pain may cause headaches or other pain in the eye area. Many people relate this pain to a poor prescription or the need for a new prescription. When you have the retinal screening done, you may find that the issue isn't with your prescription, but with your retina itself. This can lead to treatment plans, preventative medicine and avoiding a costly prescription change when one may not be necessary.

Correct Prescription

One of the key benefits of having a retinal scan from your optometrist is the ability to ensure you are getting the most accurate prescription for your needs. The retinal scan can be many times more accurate than a standard screening. This means it can ensure any issues are noticed and dealt with and that the prescription fits your needs and vision. The resulting prescription can be more accurate and suitable for you.

These are just a few of the reasons you should have retinal screening for your prescription glasses. When you are ready, contact your optometrist for an appointment. They can answer questions you have and help with any findings during the screening. They can also explain specific ways the screening results will affect your prescription.


23 April 2019

Eye Health: What You Need to Know

Hello! My name is Leah and this is my blog which will explain everything you need to know about how your eyes work, how you can care for them and what you should do if you have pain or problems with your vision. When I had trouble seeing, I didn't know what to do. For a long time, I just put up with it. In the end, my mother told me I should go and see an optometrist, so I did. I had an eye exam and I was fitted with a pair of glasses which allow me to see perfectly.