What to Expect

Our basic exam (click to expand):

  • We'll ask about your medical history and any vision problems you might be experiencing.
  • Next, we evaluate your visual field to determine if you have difficulty seeing in any particular area.
  • Your eye doctor will then perform a visual acuity test and a refraction test to measure how clearly you see. From here we can perscribe corrective lenses for your glasses or contacts.
  • We now check the health of your eyes, using lights to evaluate the front and inside of each eye. We'll perform a special test for glaucoma and may have you dilate your eyes so we can examine them in greater detail.
  • Finally, we will discuss the outcome of the exam and answers any questions you have about your eyes.

How often should I visit?

Regular Eye Exams are important for all of us.

  • Infants should be seen as early as 6 months to look for signs of crossed or lazy eyes.
  • Kindergarteners should be examined before school starts to ensure that they can see comfortably. Eye strain can cause stress and greatly impair a student's ability to learn. Try to revisit the doctor at the beginning of each school year.
  • College students handle an increased reading load and extra computer usage. A significant number of young adults become myopic or near-sighted as a consequence. Check-ups are essential during this time as early myopia can lead to other conditions later in life.
  • Adults often find themselves seeing blurred or with health issues such as diabetes, or high blood pressure, which can be manifested in the eye. Visit every 1-2 years.
  • Seniors are most at risk for optic disorders and should see the doctor at least once a year.

Contact Lenses

Learn more about contacts.

Contact lens fittings require an additional exam. We will help you select the style of contact you would like and help you get used to wearing them.

We carry many varieties of contacts:

  • Conventional soft contacts
  • Rigid Gas Permeable contacts
  • Disposable Contacts
and ensure that your orders with us are ready for prompt pick-up.

Link: Types of Contacts: Pros and Cons