Eye Exam Specialist

Montrose Eye Care

Paul C. Lovero, OD

Optometrist located in Houston, TX

Eye exams are a crucial part of preventive eye care. Vision can change rapidly, and recurring checkups can be especially beneficial to overall eye health. In Houston, Texas, Dr. Paul Lovero is committed to delivering efficient, detailed, comprehensive eye exams and staying on top of his patients’ eye health. Call or book your exam online to visit Montrose Eye Care.

Eye Exam Q & A

by Paul C. Lovero, OD

Why should I get an eye exam?

A comprehensive eye exam is an integral part of your preventive eye care. Dr. Lovero can keep up to date with your eye health and ensure your eyes are healthy and functioning correctly.

Your eyes are a surprisingly significant indicator of your overall health, even showing signs of diabetes by the appearance of delicate blood vessels and other structures in the eye. Your eyes can also indicate high blood pressure and a risk of stroke.

During an eye exam, Dr. Lovero can also write your current prescription. Eye exams are performed by a licensed eye doctor to evaluate visual acuity, eye health, and present any treatment options to improve or correct vision problems.

Today, men and women of all ages are exposed to blue light from digital screens that can cause harm to our eyes. Regular eye exams help Dr. Lovero choose the best preventive methods to protect your eyes from harmful blue light rays.

What can I expect during my eye exam?

At your eye exam, you’ll discuss your medical and vision history and likely have several tests, including:

  • Eye muscle movement test: This checks how well your eyes follow a moving target.
  • Cover test: This test focuses on how well your eyes collaborate.
  • External exam: Dr. Lovero will examine how your pupils react and adjust to light and conduct a physical examination, checking the position of your eyelids and the color of the whites of your eyes.
  • Visual acuity test: The visual acuity test is what most people recognize as an eye exam. You’ll sit in front of an eye test chart with letters in rows that get progressively smaller. The objective is for you to read as much as you can, to test your vision and near and farsightedness.

There’s also refraction testing using a machine to show different lenses, and a slit lamp test to light up the front and back of your eye. You may also receive a retinal examination where your pupils will be dilated, and a special tool will be used to see the back of your eye.

How often should I get an eye exam?

Annual eye exams are recommended unless you have eye health complications that may require more frequent monitoring.

Dr. Lovero performs comprehensive eye exams for his patients at his Houston, Texas, office. Call or book online and be proactive with your eye health.