Your Vision & Eye Health Can Change as You Age
How do you know if you have an eye problem? Well, for most issues, you won’t be able to tell on your own. Many eye diseases and conditions can develop without noticeable symptoms, but the effect they have on your vision can last the rest of your life.
The only way to detect these potential problems before they affect your eyes is with regular comprehensive eye exams. Each eye exam we perform is tailored to your unique health situation. We use the latest technology to uncover even the slightest eye health and vision problems.
Not only that, our team goes above and beyond to ensure you’re comfortable and relaxed throughout your appointment. We take the stress out of your eye exam so you can focus on what’s important to you and your eyes.
How Often Should You Have an Eye Exam?
How often you have an eye exam can change depending on your health. Aligning with the American Optometric Association, we recommend adults between 18 and 64 (who aren’t at risk of developing an eye disease or condition) to have an eye exam once every year.
You may need to have eye exams more often if you:
- Have a personal or family history of eye disease.
- Have a condition that affects your overall health, like diabetes.
- Have had eye surgery.
- Work a potentially dangerous or visually demanding job.
- Wear contact lenses.
- Need your vision to play sports.
- Take medications with visual side effects.
- Have a high refractive error.
We recommend annual eye exams for seniors over 65. This is because many different eye diseases and conditions tend to develop as you age. While changes in your eye health are a natural part of aging, they can still pose a risk to your vision.
Why Eye Exams Are Important & What to Expect
You should always consider eye care as an essential piece of managing your overall health. An eye exam can detect eye problems like glaucoma and age-related macular degeneration or general health complications like diabetes, lupus, or even heart disease.
Regular eye exams can also help our team develop a health profile: a documented series of results from previous exams that we can analyze to determine if you have a risk of developing an eye or health problem.
During your eye exam, your optometrist will have a friendly conversation with you regarding your personal and family health history, your eye health, and any medications you’re taking. The purpose of this conversation is to help your optometrist orientate the exam to search for potential issues you may have a risk of developing.
Please feel free to ask any questions or address any concerns you have during this conversation. The more information we have about you and your eye health, the better we can tailor the exam to meet your needs.
Visual Acuity Testing
Once we determine your health history is correct and up to date, one of the first things we’ll do is determine how sharp your vision is (your visual acuity). We can do this in several ways, but each test we do can help us determine the strength of your lens prescription.
Eye Disease Screenings
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Our eye exams are comfortable, convenient, and above all else, comprehensive. Give your eyes the care they deserve and book an appointment with our team today. We can’t wait to help you!
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Hours of Operation
- Monday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
- Tuesday: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
- Wednesday: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
- Thursday: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
- Friday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
- Saturday: By Appointment Only
- Sunday: Closed