Texas Midwest Eye Center, LLP
Troy L. Carter, MD
Ophthalmologist & Cataract Specialist located in Abilene, TX
Regular eye exams with an experienced ophthalmologist are the best way to maintain your vision now and for the rest of your life. The team at the office of Troy L. Carter, M.D., in Abilene, Texas, understands the importance of comprehensive eye exams, and they’re here to support your eye care needs. Call Texas Midwest Eye Center, LLP, to schedule your next appointment or request one online today.
Eye Exam Q&A
How often do I need an eye exam?
If you wear glasses or contact lenses, it's important to have an eye exam every year, according to the American Optometric Association. If you have any eye disease or if you have health problems that can impact vision, such as diabetes, you may need more frequent eye exams.
Even if you have perfect vision, you still need regular vision screenings at least every two years to look for emerging issues. Dr. Carter can recommend an eye exam schedule for your particular needs.
What happens in an eye exam?
During eye exams at the office of Troy L. Carter, M.D., Dr. Carter reviews your vision history as well as your overall health history. He examines the inner structures of your eye under high magnification to look for existing or emerging problems.
You'll go through a series of tests to check your eye muscle movement, visual clarity, field of vision, and light refraction. Dr. Carter may also do other tests, for example, a color vision assessment to check for color blindness if you need them.
Finally, Dr. Carter will discuss any necessary vision correction with you and will help you make the right choices for eyeglasses or contact lenses. If you need treatment for any chronic eye condition or disease, Dr. Carter will explain that at this time, and he may begin your treatment right away if needed.
If you have early signs of an eye problem, for example, macular degeneration, Dr. Carter will explain the problem and tell you what you can do to delay or possibly avoid the problem.
What should I bring to my eye exam?
If you wear contact lenses or eyeglasses, bring them to the appointment. Bring a list of any medications that you're currently taking, including supplements and over-the-counter medicines.
If you've been treated for any eye problems since your last visit, or if you received any emergency eye care elsewhere, bring any documentation related to your appointment so Dr. Carter can note this information in your records.
How long will my eye exam take?
Eye exams at the office of Troy L. Carter, M.D., usually take around an hour but plan for a little extra time afterward in case you need to pick out new eyeglass frames and lenses.
For courteous, efficient exams with an expert eye care team, book an appointment by calling Troy L. Carter, M.D., or requesting an appointment online.