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Comprehensive Eye Exams

examrm1Regardless of your age or physical health, it’s important to have regular eye exams.

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.

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 a high-powered lens to examine the health of the tissues inside of your eyes.

Eyecare experts recommend you have a complete eye exam every one to three years, depending on your age, risk factors, and physical condition.

Children. Some experts estimate that approximately 5% to 10% of pre-schoolers and 25% of school-aged children have vision problems. According to the American Optometric Association (AOA), all children should have their eyes examined at 6 months of age, at age 3 and again at the start of school. Children without vision problems or risk factors for eye or vision problems should then continue to have their eyes examined at least every two years throughout school.

Children with existing vision problems or risk factors should have their eyes examined more frequently. Common risk factors for vision problems include:

  • premature birth
  • developmental delays
  • turned or crossed eyes
  • family history of eye disease
  • history of eye injury
  • other physical illness or disease

The AOA recommends that children who wear eyeglasses or contact lenses should have their eyes examined at least every 12 months or according to their eye doctor’s instructions. Read more about Pediatric Eye Exams.

Adults. The AOA also recommends an annual eye exam for any adult who wears eyeglasses or contacts. If you don’t normally need vision correction, you still need an eye exam every two to three years up to the age of 40, depending on your rate of visual change and overall health. Doctors often recommend more frequent examinations for adults with diabetes, high blood pressure and other disorders, because many diseases can have an impact on vision and eye health.

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. Read more about Vision After 40.

Because the risk of eye disease continues to increase with advancing age, everyone over the age of 60 should be examined annually. Read more about Vision After 60.

Our patients' health and safety is our top priority. We also believe it is our civic responsibility to do what is right for our local community and our employees. Due to the ongoing concern surrounding the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and our dedication to help end this global pandemic, we have made the decision to suspend all clinical, non-emergency appointments starting on Monday, March 16, 2020. At this time, we will be suspending these appointments for at least two weeks, but we will continue to keep you informed and up-to-date as we continuously monitor this situation.

During this two-week period, if you experience an eye emergency, please call us at 201-488-2485 and leave a message for the on-call doctor. We will be performing telemedicine visits and only in the case of extreme emergency office visits. If you are exhibiting symptoms of fever, cough or shortness of breath, please make that known at the time of your phone call, so we can triage the symptoms and determine the best facility to address your emergency.

If you have glasses or contact lenses waiting to be picked up, please call the regular office number 201-488-7855 and leave a message stating that you would like us to leave them for you in the dropbox at the front door.  We will be checking for these messages daily and will be happy to leave all the items that have been paid for.  If you still have a balance, leave a callback number where you can be reached during business hours.