Comprehensive Eye Exam

Of course, an eye exam checks your visual acuity, but many other aspects of your vision are also tested. The doctor checks for cataracts and glaucoma, as well as monitoring the overall health of your eyes which can be a window to other health problems including diabetes or high blood pressure.

In children, an exam tests for near and distance vision, peripheral vision, eye/hand coordination, the ability to use both eyes together, and the ability of their eyes to move smoothly across a page; as well as shift them quickly and accurately from one object to another. These eye skills are all critical for a child learning to read.

Some of the vision problems that may be identified in an eye examination and corrected by proper vision care and accurate prescriptions include:

Amblyopia — Condition most frequently seen in young children and often inaccurately called "lazy eye." Early detection is critical because the brain adapts to this condition by "turning off" the so-called "lazy" eye and the loss of vision becomes irreversible.

Astigmatism — Often occurs in conjunction with farsightedness or nearsightedness, an astigmatism causes the eye to focus incorrectly. Symptoms may include headache, squinting and eyestrain.

Farsightedness (Hyperopia) — Affects near vision. Distance vision may be very good. Condition makes reading and close work difficult.

Nearsightedness (Myopia) — Seeing at a distance is blurry. Near vision is often quite good. This condition frequently appears between the ages of 6 and 21 and may get worse until after age 30.

Presbyopia — The eye gradually loses its ability to focus at close range, making reading and close work difficult. This condition appears in the late 30's and worsens with advancing age, causing the need for bifocal lenses or reading glasses.

We currently accept the following insurance plans:

  SPECTRA (Some United Health Care Plans)
EYEMED (Some BC/BS or Humana Plans)
DAVIS (Some BC/BC Plans)

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