The Comprehensive Eye Care service at Nova Eyecare not only performs routine eye exams, but also provides screening and treatment for many general eye conditions. For patients with more complex conditions such as dry eyes, glaucoma and cataracts, we can provide additional diagnostic eye testings or referrals and coordinate care with the appropriate sub specialists.
Our exams are detailed and different than what you might expect...
This is because we incorporate many eye testings that are not usually done elsewhere:
An eye exam helps detect eye problems at their earliest stage — when they're most treatable. Regular eye exams give your eye care professional a chance to help you correct or adapt to vision changes and provide you with tips on caring for your eyes.
Several factors may determine how frequently you need an eye exam, including your age, health and risk of developing eye problems. General guidelines are as follows:
For children under 3, your pediatrician will likely look for the most common eye problems — lazy eye, crossed eyes or misaligned eyes. If there are eye concerns or symptoms, an examination is appropriate at that time regardless of age. Your child could undergo a more comprehensive eye exam between the ages of 3 and 5.
Have your child's vision checked before he or she enters first grade. If your child has no symptoms of vision problems and no family history of vision problems, have his or her vision rechecked every one to two years. Otherwise, schedule eye exams based on the advice of your eye doctor.
In general, if you are healthy and you have no symptoms of vision problems, have your eyes checked on this schedule:
Have your eyes checked more often if you:
If you wear contact lenses or glasses, bring them to your appointment. Your eye doctor will want to make sure your prescription is the best one for you.
If your eyes are dilated as a part of your eye exam, you may want to bring sunglasses to wear after your eye exam is complete, as daylight or other bright lights may be uncomfortable or cause blurred vision. Also, consider having someone else drive you home.
If you're seeing a new eye doctor or if you're having your first eye exam, expect questions about your vision history. Part of the examination, such as taking your medical history and the initial eye test, may be performed by a clinical assistant or technician.
Your answers help your eye doctor understand your risk of eye disease and vision problems. Be prepared to give specific information, including:
At the end of your eye exam, you and your doctor will discuss the results of all testing, including an assessment of your vision, your risk of eye disease and preventive measures you can take to protect your eyesight.
There are three different types of eye specialists. Which specialist you choose may be a matter of personal preference or will depend on the nature of your eye problem.
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