Routine Eye Exams
We encourage annual comprehensive eye exams for all ages to monitor the changes that may occur in the eye and surrounding structures, and to monitor the overall health of the eye.
Family history, certain medications and specific eye conditions may require special considerations. Utilizing the latest technologies, our doctors will work with you to ensure that you receive the best eye care specific to your needs.
During a dilated, comprehensive exam, we will begin by gathering health and family history to determine if you are at a higher risk for any eye conditions, and:
- Screen for any issues that could lead to blindness or vision problems
- Test your vision skills
- Determine your need for eyeglasses or contact lenses, or update your prescription
- Check your eyelid health and function, the anterior segment in the eye (the area in front of the lens, including the cornea and iris) and interior and back of the eye.
- Test the coordination of your eye muscles, pupil responses to light, side (peripheral) vision, intraocular pressure (pressure inside the eye)
Many eye conditions have minor or no symptoms and 50% of all cases of blindness or severe vision loss can be prevented by early detection.
In children, changes in vision occur quickly, and learning in school can be compromised if children have blurred vision. Because the early signs of many eye conditions can be mild, regular eye exams are the best way to catch problems early. Often children don’t know that they aren’t seeing as well as they could, but there are some signs that may mean that your child is having vision problems:
- An eye turning in and out
- Frequent headaches
- Difficulty remember things he or she has read
- Short attention span for the ages
- Difficulty recognizing colors, shapes, letters, numbers
- Sitting close to the TV or holding a book close to his or her face
- Difficulty with hand-body coordination
- Our comprehensive eye exams test for all the visual skills that your child needs to succeed in reading and learning at school.
Medical and Emergency Visits
A medical eye exam is typically covered by medical insurance and includes diagnosis and treatment of eye related medical diseases, such as glaucoma, macular degeneration, cataracts, corneal disease, eye infections, dry eye, etc. If the intention for your visit is to be evaluated for a medical eye condition, then notify the appointment scheduler you need a medical eye exam. We will expect to bill your medical insurance for this exam. If your insurance requires a referral please contact them to ensure one is on record before your appointment.
We also always accommodate emergency visits as well. It is important to see your eye d if you notice any changes in your vision, are experiencing pain or think you may have injured your eye.