Dr. Walter Choate is dedicated to preserving your optical health and sharp vision. At Choate Eye Associates in Goodlettsville, TN, we use a range of advanced tools to check for eye diseases, including cataracts and glaucoma. If we identify symptoms of any type of condition, we can provide a variety of treatments to restore your eye health and protect your vision. At your eye exam, we will also measure important visual components, such as visual acuity, color blindness, and depth perception. Then, if needed, you can visit our optical boutique where we can fit you with comfortable contacts or stylish glasses.
Comprehensive eye exams are different from vision screenings, although we generally perform the two at the same time. A comprehensive exam typically focuses on the physical health of the eye. During your visit, Dr. Choate will check for a variety of concerns, including:
As you get older, you develop an increased risk of developing these conditions. Through regular exams, Dr. Choate can often catch eye diseases and treat them before they permanently damage your vision. In particular, regular eye exams will help to diagnose glaucoma. Without routine care, this disease will often go undiagnosed until it causes major vision loss. In addition, with age, you are more susceptible to vision deterioration, such as nearsightedness and farsightedness. At your visits, we can monitor your eyesight, updating your lens strength, as needed.
Through regular exams, Dr. Choate can often catch eye diseases and treat them before they permanently damage your vision.
Everyone should undergo regular eye exams, and you should schedule them more frequently as you get older. Medical professionals generally recommend eye exams every 1-2 years depending on age and medical conditions.
If you have a high risk for vision problems, you may need more frequent exams. For example, if you have diabetes, we will typically recommend at least one visit a year.
A comprehensive eye exam consists of several tests performed with state-of-the-art technology. These assessments include:
If you have not had an eye exam recently, your optical health may be at risk. Contact our office online or call (615) 851-7575 to book your appointment with us today.