Vision Screening Performed in Orlando, FL
Your eyes are windows to your soul, but more importantly, they are windows to your overall health. As a member of Optimum Direct Care, a direct primary care practice (DPC) in Orlando, Florida, you can protect your eyes – and your health – with a routine vision screening performed by our board-certified family practice physician, Dr. Toni “Muzzi” Muzzonigro. During this brief exam, which can be included as part of a regular checkup, Dr. Muzzi can check for signs of vision problems as well as certain health conditions.
What Does Vision Screening Involve?
There are several types of vision screening tests, including:
- Distance vision testing – While sitting or standing 20 feet away from a wall chart, which has several rows of letters that descend in size from top to bottom, you’ll be asked to cover one eye and read the letters aloud. Each eye will be tested separately.
- Close-up vision testing – You’ll be given a small card that has lines of text that descend in size from top to bottom. While holding the card approximately 14 inches away from your face, you’ll be asked to read the text aloud. Both eyes tested will be tested at the same time.
- Color blindness testing – You’ll be asked to look at a card that has colored numbers or symbols hidden in a background of multicolored dots. If you are unable to read the numbers or symbols, you may be color blind.
If you wear glasses or contact lenses, be sure to bring them with you to your vision screening.
What Conditions Can Vision Screening Detect?
In addition to certain eyesight problems, such as nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism, lazy eye, and crossed eyes, vision screening can potentially detect hypertension, high cholesterol, diabetes, and certain autoimmune disorders.
If Dr. Muzzi identifies a possible vision problem or health condition during your vision screening, she can refer you to an appropriate specialist for follow-up testing and treatment. Many vision problems and eye disorders are easily treatable, especially when found early. With that said, it is important to note that routine vision screening is not a substitute for the more comprehensive eye exam performed by an ophthalmologist or other eye care specialist.
If you’re a member of our DPC practice in Orlando, FL, you can take advantage of unlimited primary care services, including routine vision screening, which are all included in your monthly membership fee. And, if you’re not yet a member, contact us to inquire about becoming one today.