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A Thorough Eye Exam That's Close to Home

Thorough and Meticulous

We recognize that not all eye exams are administered equally or as thorough as they should be when determining one’s overall eye health. Our Optometrists perform thorough and detailed eye exams using state-of the-art-technology to ensure that we gain a strong perspective of your eye health.

Typically Covered by Your Benefits

Understanding your vision insurance benefits can be a bit confusing. Insurance coverage varies depending on your age, health, medical history, and insurer. If you have any questions about your vision insurance, our receptionists are more than happy to answer them.

We direct bill all accepted insurance providers when applicable. Our receptionists can also assist you in making arrangements to pay any co-pays and out of pocket expenses, and provide you with detailed receipts.

What You Can Expect at Your Eye Exam

Our primary focus is providing a detailed examination that tests for early signs of eye disorders, disease, or other conditions that may impact your eye health.

These are the tools that help us diagnose and manage eye conditions:

  • Computer assisted visual field analyzers
  • Icare tonometer
  • Anterior and posterior ocular photography
  • Ultrasonic pachymetry
  • Optical coherence tomography
  • Visual efficiency testing
  • Visual perceptual testing
Family Friendly Eye Doctors

We strive to understand your individual needs so as to provide a personalized eye exam and customized solutions to the challenges you face with your vision.

Our eye care staff’s expertise and skills enable us to cater to the eye needs of children, teenagers, adults, and seniors alike. Our clinic is committed to providing exceptional care and guidance to your family.

Important Information About Eye Exams:

How often are eye exams needed?

We recommend that adults receive eye exams every 12 to 24 months.

This schedule, which is typically covered by your benefits provider, ensures that eye diseases or conditions are caught and treated early. As over 75% of vision loss can be prevented with timely treatment, we believe that prevention and early detection is indeed the best medicine!

How long is an eye exam?

From start to finish, our eye exams typically take 30 to 60 minutes.

Next Steps

How We Perform Eye Exams

Our eye exams are broken down into two phases: the preliminary exam, which is performed by specifically trained eyecare professionals, and the eye exam itself, which is performed by an Optometrist.

Pre-Examination

Here is what you can expect to happen during the pre-examination phase.

  • A digital scan will be taken of the retinal area and the back of your eyes to check for early signs of certain eye diseases, such as glaucoma, cataracts, and macular degeneration. This scan can also spot signs of a detached retina, holes in the retina, poor optic nerve heath, diabetes, and the health of the retina tissue.
  • A vision field test may be administered to test peripheral vision and can also identify the presence of glaucoma , a leading cause of blindness.
  • Autorefraction provides the doctor with a preliminary measurement to assist in determining your glasses or contact lens prescription.
  • An iCare tonometer is used to help us identify the presence of Glaucoma. This state of the art piece of equipment does not require the “air puff” that many people find uncomfortable.
Eye Exam

The actual eye exam portion of the exam includes the following steps:

  • An in-depth examination of your health, including a visual inspection of the front and back surfaces of your eyes will occur.
  • Vision testing will be done to verify all prescriptions are accurate. This also helps to establish your visual clarity and preferences.
  • An analysis of the digital retina scan to check for any eye health issues.
  • If you are not a new patient, a comparison of your eye health over the last few years will be performed.
  • A consultation in which our eye doctor will go over any concerns, findings, recommendations, and address any questions you may have.