Why schedule your next eye exam with us?
Comprehensive annual eye exams are important, regardless of your age or physical health. During a complete eye exam, your eye doctor will not only determine your prescription for eyeglasses or contact lenses, but will also check your eyes for common eye diseases, assess how your eyes work together as a team and evaluate your eyes as an indicator of your overall health.
Need an Eye Exam to Update Your Prescription?
A comprehensive eye exam includes a number of tests and procedures to examine and evaluate the health of your eyes and the quality of your vision. These tests range from simple ones, like having you read an eye chart, to complex tests, such as using digital retinal imaging technology to evaluate retinal health.
The Eye Care experts at Eastern Eye Associates Optometrists recommend you have a complete eye exam every year to assess your risk for potentially damaging eye conditions, as well as to keep on top of any changes in vision you may be experiencing.
How Often Do You Need to See the Optometrist, Based on Age?
The AOA recommends an annual eye exam for any patient who wears eyeglasses or contacts. If you don’t normally need vision correction, you still need an eye exam every year. Doctors often recommend more frequent eye examinations for people with diabetes, high blood pressure and other disorders, because many diseases can have an impact on vision and eye health.
Since the risk of eye disease continues to increase with advancing age, everyone over the age of 60 should be examined annually.
If you are over 40, it’s a good idea to have your eyes examined every one to two years to check for common age-related eye problems such as presbyopia, cataracts and macular degeneration.
What you should expect in a comprehensive eye exam:
- Vision evaluation
- Testing for glaucoma, cataracts, macular degeneration, and other retinal diseases or disorders
- Screening for diabetes, high blood pressure, and other systemic health conditions
- Tests for peripheral vision, intraocular pressure, and eye health
You will find that your eye examination is a pleasant and interesting experience. Based on modern optometric techniques, the examination consists of a series of tests integrated with each other that allow us to observe and measure your eyes with your active participation. Additional tests will be performed to assess the muscular balance of your eyes; how well your eyes work as a team, and how well your eyes focus.
At the conclusion of the exam, we will explain the results of the tests and make recommendations for any needed preventative or remedial vision care. When you visit our office, you will leave knowing you have had a comprehensive vision and eye health examination by experienced and caring professionals
Our full range of vision services include examination of children and adults, contact lens fitting of all types, and co-management of laser and cataract surgery.