Most people should have eye exams once a year. But eyesight can change dramatically over the course of year, especially if you are over the age of 50. Here are some signs you need an eye exam more often!

Signs for an Eye Exam

  • Eyes become red, itchy or dry
  • You see floaters or flashes of light
  • You have diabetes or Glaucoma or a family history of them
  • Its been more than a year since your last exam
  • You have difficulty seeing in the dark or at night when you are driving
  • You experience eyestrain, blurred vision or headaches after computer time
  • You have difficulty following moving targets
  • You hold reading materials closer or further away than normal in order to read
  • You notice vision changes after a head trauma

Be sure to get your eyes examined yearly, unless you experience any of the signs above in which case you should schedule an appointment immediately. And remember your eye doctor can detect a wide variety of diseases, like diabetes, just by looking at your eyes.

Our Comprehensive Eye Examinations

Our eye exams include measurement of eyeglass prescription, eye alignment, and focusing ability at distance, computer, and reading distances. Ocular/neurological pupil testing and eye movement/tracking evaluation. Measurement of peripheral vision sensitivity. External ocular health evaluation and testing for the presence of dry eye, ocular allergies, and viral or bacterial infections. Internal ocular health evaluation – examination for the presence of any internal eye diseases, including cataract, macular degeneration, glaucoma, and peripheral retinal degenerations.Optomap wide-angle retinal imaging – offered free of charge for all children under 18 years of age.

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