The American Optometric Association recommends that everyone have their eyes examined every one to two years, or as recommended by your eye doctor. In addition to providing the necessary prescription for vision correction, maintenance of the general health of the eye, and detection of any ocular diseases or disorders, eye exams play a critical part in maintaining one’s general health. For example, often the start of adult onset diabetes is discovered by doctors of optometry, as diabetes (and other diseases of the body) affects the eyes. Unchecked, diabetes can lead to blindness as well as the adverse effects upon the rest of the body.
During your visit to one of our of our associated independent doctors of optometry**, you will be asked to fill out or update a Patient History Form, which includes an eye and general health history questionnaire. This information is important in providing the eye doctor with all of the necessary information to properly evaluate, prescribe, and treat any eye conditions they may find. Please be sure to list any medications or eye drops that you are currently using.
During the examination the doctor will establish any vision problems and issue a prescription for eyeglasses to correct that problems. There is an additional charge (and examination procedures) for a contact lens prescription. Should the doctor detect any ocular eye health problem, or major vision problem, or general health problem that they cannot treat, they will refer you to the appropriate general medical practitioner, ophthalmologist, or specialist as needed. This includes referrals for Lasik vision correction surgery as well as vision therapy and any other ocular conditions.
As a matter of course, the doctors will check your eyes for:
Contact any of our eyecare professionals with any questions or concerns that you may have about your vision or eye health.
*This recommendation is for informational purposes only and is neither an offer of coverage nor intended as exact medical advice. **Independant optometrist adjacent to most US Vision Eyecare Centers except where not permitted by state law.