Vision Screening in Kahului, HI
Are you looking for a place to get your vision tested in Kahului, HI? We provide exceptional vision screenings at Minit Medical Urgent Care seven days a week! Call us for more information or simply walk-in!
It is essential to keep an “eye” on the health of your eyes, as minor issues can worsen and develop into more severe eye conditions if left unchecked and treated. Whether there is an underlying eye condition or your visual acuity has decreased, the strain on your eyes can worsen the already present problems if you do not take corrective measures. Vision screenings are the best way to address any potential or current issues with your eyesight! We are proud to offer this essential service to patients of all ages at Minit Medical Urgent Care in Kahului, Hawaii!
What are the normal results of a vision screening?
The term 20/20 vision is commonly referred to as “normal” or perfect eyesight, meaning that the individual does not have hyperopia, which is farsightedness, or myopia, which is nearsightedness. 20/20 vision is a ratio that indicates an individual can see an object 20 feet away that people can normally see at that same distance. As such, if you have a visual acuity of 20/40, it means that you need to be 20 feet away from an object that most people can see at 40 feet away from the object.
On your prescription, when you see a plus value beside the sphere number, it indicates that you can see an object better when you look at it from further than 20 feet away that people can normally see at 20 feet away. Similarly, if there is a minus value, you need to be closer than 20 feet away to the object that most people can see 20 feet away.
Why is vision screening used?
Vision screenings not only help to determine how sharp your visual acuity is, but they also are essential for identifying and preventing vision problems and eye disorders. Most common eye disorders found in children, such as amblyopia (i.e., lazy eye) or strabismus (i.e., crossed eyes), are easily treated when found early. As such, vision screenings play a crucial role in correcting eye disorders at an early age. Vision screenings can also detect cataracts, glaucoma, macular degeneration, and retinal detachments. Of course, they also help your optometrist to provide an accurate reading of your visual acuity so that you can get the proper contact lenses or glasses to correct your vision to 20/20!
Who needs a vision screening?
If you have children, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends that they have vision screenings directly after they are born, at six months of age, when they turn one year old, and annually after their first birthday. You might also want to bring in your child for a vision screening if they display any of the following eye disorder symptoms:
- Closing or covering one eye
- Complaints about objects being blurry
- Difficulty reading or doing close-up work
- Droopy eyelids
- Excessive blinking
- Frequent squinting
- Misaligned eyes
- Redness in one or both eyes
- Sensitivity to light
- Watery eyes
For adults, the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) recommends that healthy adults have a vision screening once in their 20s, twice in their 30s, and to have a comprehensive baseline exam at age 40, which will help determine the frequency of screenings you should have after the age of 40. Once you reach the age of 65, the AAO recommends that you have a comprehensive eye exam once every year or two. Also, if you have any of the following symptoms at any age, you should strongly consider making a vision screening appointment:
- Circles (halos) around lights
- Decreased vision
- Double vision
- Eye discharge
- Eye pain
- Flashes of light
- Floaters, or specks that appear to float in front of your eyes
According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), you should also have yearly dilated eye exams if you have diabetes.
If you are looking for a top-rated health clinic that offers eye exams in Kahului, Hawaii, we welcome you to come to Minit Medical Urgent Care! No appointment is necessary. All you need to do is walk through our doors at 270 Dairy Road, Suite 239, in Kahului, Hawaii, during the hours of 8:00 AM to 7:00 PM from Monday to Saturday, and one of our vision screening specialists will you see shortly! We are also open on Sundays from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM.