Eye Exams

Male optometrist doing an examination of an older male patient
Comprehensive eye examinations conducted by optometrists are designed to assess the function of the visual system, the refractive or optical status of the eye, and the health of the eyes and visual neurological pathways. Many ocular disease conditions are not accompanied by obvious symptoms, especially in early stages when interventions are most successful. Comprehensive eye exams also review focusing and eye teaming ability, and recommend precise refractive corrections. In addition, systemic disease (such as diabetes and high blood pressure) may present with ocular signs that are detectable in a comprehensive eye exam, facilitating early diagnosis and better management of the condition.

In the hustle and bustle of everyday life, it’s easy to take our eyesight for granted. But good vision isn’t a guarantee. Protect your vision by making smart decisions every day with these quick tips:

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1. Your current glasses, sunglasses, and contact lenses if you wear them.

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