Why and how often should I have an eye exam? A comprehensive eye exam is important for everyone, not just for people who have blurred vision or wear glasses. It is a great way to protect your eyes and your health. Not only can you find out if glasses or contacts are needed, but also check for eye diseases that can potentially threaten your eyesight in the future if not treated. Many have said that the eyes are a window to the soul which is not entirely false; at your eye appointment, we can check for ocular changes resulting from health conditions such as diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, inflammatory conditions and many others.
Parts of a comprehensive eye exam:
- Eye-teaming (binocular vision) evaluation
- Refractive services (distance, reading, computer, progressive, bifocal, any other customized pair of lenses)
- Careful thorough patient eye health exam
- Contact lens services (may be subject to additional fees)
In addition to an annual eye exam, if you are noticing:
- eye strain
- frontal headaches
- dry eyes
- watery eyes
- itchy eyes
- eye pain
- other ocular symptoms
Our goal is to make sure that you enjoy your eyes to their fullest potential and to catch conditions early before they affect your vision. Call us if you’re thinking about an eye exam today!