How often should I have an eye exam?
Blurry vision should not be your only factor in determining the need for an eye exam. Hidden changes in the eye can occur with high blood pressure, diabetes, glaucoma, eye tumors, retinal disorders and certain medications that may have side effects on the eye. An eye exam every year can allow the doctor to more readily detect any potential eye problems.
When should my child have their first eye exam?
A child’s very first eye exam should occur at 6 months of age, and if no vision or ocular problems are detected, the subsequent exam should be at age 3. At this age, the child is rapidly developing and growing, and new changes in vision can occur. A common eye concern of children is the development of a “lazy eye” or amblyopia in which one eye does not see as well as the other eye due to the brain favoring one eye over the other during early development. Time is of the essence. If this condition is diagnosed and treated early, the greater the possibility will be for a complete visual recovery. After age 3, children should have additional eye exams every 1-2 years for early detection of eye conditions and misalignments.
As I get older, what eye conditions may occur?
As we mature, we become more susceptible to cataracts, glaucoma, and macular degeneration. Yearly eye exams will allow the doctor to detect the first signs of disease and to provide you with the appropriate care to prevent progression of vision loss. After age 40, the eyes also begin to have a harder time focusing up close for reading. This is a very common and normal condition that can easily be corrected by the doctor through specific near vision diagnostic testing and a final, accurate glasses prescription.
What kind of insurance do you accept?
We accept many types of insurance:
VSP, BlueCross PPO, EyeMed, MES, and Medicare
What if I don’t have vision insurance?
Non-insurance patients are welcome.