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When to get an Eye Exam

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A periodic eye exam is for maintaining the health of your eyes and the quality of your vision. At our office, we suggest coming in once a year for a comprehensive eye exam. You can rest assured that your vision care is in the best of hands at our office, we use state of the art techniques and treatment methods to give you the highest quality care. An eye exam not only helps your optometrist determine if any corrective lenses to improve your vision are required, it allows for a comprehensive assessment of the overall health of your eyes.

When you come in for your eye exam, our optometrist will begin by discussing your personal and family eye history, your overall health, along with any symptoms you may be experiencing. We’ll also inquire about any work-related or environmental conditions that may be affecting your vision. While coming in for an annual eye exam is a routine measure to maintain healthy vision, any symptoms such as changes in vision, blurred or fuzzy vision, eye pain, extreme headaches, or seeing dark spots, require an immediate evaluation and care.

During a routine eye exam, our optometrist will use a reading chart to measure your vision at different distances to gather the needed information to prescribe the right glasses or lenses to improve your eyesight.  Our optometrist will also evaluate your depth perception, color vision, eye muscle movement, peripheral vision and your pupil’s response to light. We will then perform a comprehensive eye health evaluation to check for the presence of ocular diseases such as macular degeneration, cataracts and glaucoma. If any of these conditions are detected, the optometrist will be able to prescribe treatment or refer you to the appropriate specialist. Our optometrist will explain the results of your examination and provide you with the right prescriptions to improve your vision and eye health.

At our office, we’re dedicated to providing the highest quality of skilled and compassionate care. For more information on our office and the many services that we provide, give us a call today.

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