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You want new glasses or contact lenses, but your prescription is two years old and things aren’t as sharp as you’d like them to be. So you’ve decided to get an eye examination to generate a new prescription for glasses. A new prescription is a good idea, however, there’s a lot more to it. A comprehensive eye examination is a careful assessment of all the systems involved, and can detect problems and facilitate solutions before the conditions become irreparable.
More Than a Prescription, It's Total Vision Care
Technically, your eyes are part of your brain, and 70% of the brain’s volume is involved in processing data related to vision. The optic nerve, the bundle of nerve axons that exit the back of your eye carrying information to your brain, is made up of over a million separate axons, or “wires.” Because nerve tissue cannot regenerate itself, it must be protected from possible damage. It can be damaged by excess pressure inside the eye, or compromised circulation that starves the tissue slowly, or it can become a hangout for blood borne parasites such as Toxoplasmosis.
It can be affected by high blood pressure, Diabetes, prescription and non-prescription drugs, trauma, infection, and conditions of age or heredity Once damage has occurred, it can never never be improved. Nerve damage is irreversible.
Each eye is moved by six muscles, and the six muscles of both eyes, twelve altogether, must function as one. The sebaceous glands in your upper and lower eyelids, called meibomialn glands, manufacture a thin oil that becomes the protective barrier that mitigates the evaporation of tears and keeps the eye comfortable and your vision clear. Their health is important to your vision.
The cornea, the clear window that allows light into your eye and helps to focus light, is constantly regenerating itself, and is subject to metabolic disorders, genetic disorders, infections and injuries. The retina, the “business end” of your eye, is the screen where the images are focused. It digitizes the picture focused on it and generates a code of nerve impulses which, when sent to the brain, create your visual perceptions.
The retina is a very complex structure consisting of 10 layers of specialized cells and miles of capillaries to supply the active tissue with oxygen and nutrients. It is easily injured by high blood pressure, diabetes, trauma, and even things like smoking. Detailed examination of the retina may involve dilation of the eye.
For these reasons, an eye examination needs to assess more than just your new prescription. It must evaluate the health of numerous subsystems, and the coordinated way in which they work together.