Take care of your eyes with regular check-ups to ensure the longevity of your eyesight. Optimize your vision with a refractive exam and get precise glasses and contact lens prescriptions. Experts recommend that we maintain our eye health by getting an annual exam not only to ensure the vision is at its best but also to detect any medical conditions that may have no apparent symptoms but can adversely affect your vision long-term.
Here’s what to expect when you come in for your routine eye exam. As a new patient, you will answer a few general questions regarding your medical history. The workup will begin with a vision check and evaluation of your contact lenses if applicable. This exam will provide you with updated glasses and contact lens prescriptions. We have two contact lens specialists with expertise in fitting a variety of different contacts to meet the needs of our patients including soft and hard lenses. We have familiarity with many different brands whether it’s a single vision, monovision, multifocal, etc. If your contact lens specialist needs to special order a trial pair of lenses for you, additional visits will be required to evaluate the fit upon the arrival of the lenses.
As part of the routine eye exam, you will receive eye drops which allow the physician to check the eye pressure and dilate the eyes to evaluate the health of the back of the eye. The vision will be blurry after the dilation for about 4-6 hours. In children, the effects of dilation may last longer. Most people can drive after the dilation exam. However, the patient will experience more light sensitivity and blurry close-up vision until the medication wears off. We recommend that you have a driver if you are uncomfortable or have concerns about driving with dilated pupils. Our doctors will answer any questions you may have, and a new prescription will be given to you at checkout.
We look forward to being your eye care provider.