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Advanced Eye Exams

Even if you think you have perfect vision, it’s still essential to have regular eye exams. Eye diseases can begin with few to no symptoms.

Optometrists evaluate both the internal and external structures of your eye using modern technology. We will determine whether you need corrective lenses, or if  already have them, update your prescription if needed.

Comprehensive exam remains the best way to assess any early signs of eye disease.

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Eye Exams for Every Member of Your Family

Preserve your sight for years to come by booking a comprehensive eye exam today.

CHILD EYE EXAM:

CHILD EYE EXAM:

AGE 5 - 17

How often do children need their eyes tested?

  • Standard eye exam –  annually
  • Comprehensive eye exam –  before 1st grade and continuing until adulthood.
  • Proper vision is essential for children’s success in life and academics. Beyond just seeing what’s in front of them at school, visual skills are needed for social, cognitive, and motor skill development. If children are experiencing a vision issue, they are often unable to articulate the problem—they might not even know there is a problem. Unlike adults, children have not established a baseline of what proper vision looks like for them. Bringing your child for regular eye exams lets us establish that baseline so we can take the time to evaluate their symptoms. By detecting vision problems early on, we can give them appropriate support—whether they need glasses or other personalized care. 

Kids can experience signs or symptoms that may not seem visual:

  • tiredness, poor concentration, or difficulty keeping their place while reading.
  • learn at a slower rate than their peers and struggle to keep up in class
  • act out and have disciplinary problems and may be misdiagnosed with ADHD or another behavioral disorder. Higher risk of dropping out of school

They may develop vision problems standard glasses can’t correct alone:

ADULT & SENIOR EYE EXAM:

ADULT & SENIOR EYE EXAM:

AGE 18+

How often do adults need their eyes tested?

  • Standard eye exam – annually
  • Adults with a family history of eye disease, high myopia, individuals with certain medical conditions such as diabetes and hypertension, and those over the age of 60 should have more frequent examinations
  • Eye exams are an important part of your preventive health care. We provide a thorough checkup for your eyes, both to help you see properly and to detect early signs of eye disease.
DIABETIC EYE EXAM:

DIABETIC EYE EXAM:

For Kids & Adults

How often do kids and adults with diabetes need their eyes tested?

  • Annual comprehensive eye exam recommended.
  •  Close examination of the retina can help to detect any early signs of serious vision problems. Diabetes is a leading cause of blindness in adults. People with type 1 and type 2 diabetes are at an increased risk of developing vision problems.

Visual issues caused by diabetes may include conditions like:

  • Blurry vision – your body adjusting to diabetes medication or changes in your health routine can lead to blurry vision
  • Buildup of fluid in the eyes causing the eye’s lens to swell. Elevated blood sugar can lead to the extra fluid, normally it is temporary, and your eyes will return to normal as your blood sugar stabilizes.
  • Diabetic retinopathy often progresses slowly and may not present visible symptoms until irreversible vision loss occurs. The blood vessels in your retina swell as blood sugar levels elevate. In the early stages of diabetic retinopathy, blurry vision is a common symptom. As the condition progresses, it gets more serious. Blood vessels break and bleed, leaking into the macula and causing vision loss.
  • Diabetic macular edema occurs when the macula swells due to leaking fluids from your retina’s blood vessels. The macula is responsible for your central vision, so impairment can impact the ability to read, write, drive, and recognize faces. This condition is quite serious and can lead to blindness.
Contact Lens Exams & Fittings:

Contact Lens Exams & Fittings:

For Kids & Adults

We provide a wide range of contacts lens types to suit many prescriptions and lifestyles, including spherical, toric for astigmatism, and bifocal options for precise fitting. We can help you explore your options. 

A contact lens prescription differs from your regular eyewear prescription, at your exam we will:

  • evaluate your overall eye health to determine which lenses are best for your eyes and vision needs
  • take some measurements to make sure we get the sizing right.
  • discuss your expectations from contact lens wear and your lifestyle needs: Do you only want to wear contact lenses on special occasions? Do you want to go glasses-free for sports only? Do you not have the time to clean and put away the same pair of lenses every night? Kids and teens looking for easier lens care may prefer disposable soft contact lenses, these lenses are worn once, so there are no extra steps to disinfect or store the lenses.
  • offer professional fittings, the training you need to insert and remove your lenses with ease. Contact lenses sit directly on the cornea, they are a medical device that requires careful fitting to support your eye comfort.
  • If you’re a regular contact lens wearer, it’s important to come for annual eye exams so we can monitor your eye health and comfort while wearing them. But if you experience discomfort while wearing your contacts, don’t wait until your exam time comes up on the calendar. Many people who experience discomfort give up on wearing lenses without looking for an alternative option. Dry eye is a common reason for people to go back to glasses. But we can help you find another style of lens or a dry eye treatment to keep you wearing contacts comfortably.
  • Regular exams are also essential for keeping your prescription up-to-date and your vision sharp. If you have a current prescription and just need a refill, you can order your contact lenses online or come in and see us!
  • See below for tips on contact lens hygiene so you do not get an infected eye.

With education and support, even kids can wear contacts safely.

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What to Expect at Your Eye Exam

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We prioritize taking the time to get to know you and your family. We will ask questions about your health, current medications, lifestyle, and family history to help us assess your risk factors for eye diseases or other vision conditions.

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We measure your visual acuity (how clearly you can see) to determine whether you need corrective lenses, or if your prescription is up-to-date if you already have them

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Eye muscle function and coordination test to see how well your eyes work as a team

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May assess your color vision, depth perception, and the way your pupils respond to light

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Peripheral vision tests

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May include additional tests to assess the overall health of your eyes and check for abnormalities in your retina or optic nerve that may lead to eye diseases such as glaucoma and macular degeneration

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Prescription for eyeglasses or contact lenses, if needed

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We tailor our treatments to your unique needs. We’re happy to explain procedures or tests to help you feel comfortable.

 Eye Exam Pricing

Glasses Eye Exam
$89
Includes: vision check and health check

Glasses AND Contact Lenses Exam (Regular/Specialty Lenses):
$124/149
Includes: contact lens exam, vision check and health check

Multifocal/Monovision Contact Lens Exam:
$163
– corrective contact lenses for distance and reading.
Includes: contact lens exam, vision check and health check

Medical Eye Exam Office Visit (for eye pain, bleeding, sudden vision loss, etc.)
$60-120 – price is determined by complexity.
Includes: follow-ups for the treated condition.

Optos retinal imaging
$20
– retinal imaging enables doctors to diagnose and determine detailed ocular health

Dilation
$20
– allows doctors to diagnose and determine detailed ocular health by dilating the patient’s pupils utilizing dilating drops. Unlike the retinal images, the patient will experience blurred vision for up to 12 hours after the procedure.

 

Contact Lens Pricing

Contact lens prices

Eye & Vision Health Tips

Home remedies for dry eyes

Try the following:

  • Warm compresses: can help produce more tears, relieve pain and swelling, and unclog meibomian glands.
  • Reduce screen time: Prolonged screen time can cause eye issues like dryness, strain, and weariness
  • Eyelid wash: Use a gentle cleanser, like baby shampoo, to massage into the base of your eyelids to remove any crustiness.
  • Blinking: Helps restore moisture and clear the eye surface.
  • Eat oily fish and omega-3 fatty acids: can stimulate tear production and are found in fish, flaxseed, and chia seeds.
  • Stay hydrated: drinking enough water helps fuel tear production, which is 98% water.
  • Wear wraparound sunglasses
  • Use a humidifier: can make a difference when eyes feel dry.
  • Coconut oil: Can create a protective layer over the tear film.

Learn more about dry eye at American Optiometic Association

Contact lens care and hygiene

Contact lenses sit directly on the cornea, so you’ll need to follow your optometrist’s instructions carefully to help keep your eyes healthy. Serious infections can be associated with contact lens wear, so hygiene is of the utmost importance.

Kids and teens looking for easier lens care may prefer disposable soft contact lenses. These lenses are worn once, so there are no extra steps to disinfect or store the lenses.

Contact lens wearers of all ages can prevent infections by doing the following:

  • Remove your lenses before you go to sleep.
  • Book annual, comprehensive eye exams to check that your eyes are still tolerating lenses well.
  • Don’t shower, use a hot tub, or go swimming while wearing contact lenses.
  • Replace and care for your lenses by following your optometrist’s instructions.
  • If you have lenses that need to be cleaned, only use the recommended contact lens solution – never tap water.
  • Wash your hands with soap and water and dry them thoroughly before inserting or removing lenses.

Digital eye strain symptoms and prevention

There are a few common symptoms associated with digital eye strain, including:

  • Dry eyes
  • Headaches
  • Eye strain
  • Blurry vision
  • Neck and shoulder pain

Often, symptoms will alleviate when you take a solid screen time break. But, the discomfort will return once you’re in front of a digital device again.

To find long-term relief, you’ll need to implement some prevention strategies. Adjusting your work area, taking intentional screen breaks, and ensuring you have sufficient lighting while using your digital device are all strategies that can help reduce digital eye strain.

  • Office (or classroom) ergonomics and proper posture can help keep you comfortable while using digital devices. While you’re at your desk, be sure to sit upright with your feet flat on the floor. Your shoulders should not be rounded or hunched, and your neck should align with your torso.
  • Keep devices at eye level and your keyboard and mouse near enough to prevent reaching.
  • Remind kids to keep their backs lined up with their chairs, or imagine keeping their backs straight as a tree.
  • If you’re reading on your digital device, increase the font size to minimize squinting.Contrast and color tones should also be set to maximize your comfort.
  • Talk to your child about what font size feels most comfortable for them and help them make appropriate contrast adjustments.
  • The light levels both in the room around you and on your device can help prevent digital eye strain. Turn down your screen’s brightness to match the lighting levels of your surroundings. If the light from the room reflects on your screen, the glare can also contribute to eye strain.
  • Anti-glare screens are available for your device’s display, and glasses with an anti-reflective coating can help.
  • Remind your kids to turn on the lights in dark rooms to avoid tired eyes.
  • Increased device use also means kids are spending more time indoors. The World Health Organization recommends limiting screen time for children and encouraging them to play outside instead.

20-20-20 RULE:
When you’re concentrating on your work, it might be challenging to take a break, but following the 20-20-20 rule can help to relax your eyes. Every 20 minutes, look at something 20 feet away for 20 seconds. This helps give your eyes a chance to refocus, reducing strain. Set a reminder on your phone or set up parental controls on your kid’s device for scheduled breaks and screen time limits.

Tips to avaoid digital computer eye strain