Eye exams are recommended periodically, with the interval differing for various age groups.  In the first three years of infancy, a child should have vision checked along with normal pediatric checkups.  Between the ages of three and six (the most crucial period of eye development) an eye exam should be scheduled every year or two.  After that period, until adulthood, exams should be scheduled as necessary.  During the twenties one should have at least one exam.  During the thirties one should have at least two exams.  In the forties, fifties, and early sixties, one should schedule an exam every two to four years.  For seniors, an exam every year or two is recommended.

In addition to these basic guidelines, people with a family history of eye problems, those monitoring a diagnosed eye disease, or those with certain high risk diseases such as diabetes, it is recommended that exams should be performed at least once a year.  Regular eye exams are the best way to keep you seeing your world clearly.

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Any abnormal phenomena or changes in your vision can indicate a variety of possible problems.  The key to preserving vision in the face of most eye diseases is early treatment.  Thus it is important to consult an ophthalmologist if you notice anything unusual or any change in your vision.  It could be a serious problem, or it could be inconsequential, but the peace of mind and the possibility of catching a serious problem early are certainly worth it.

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Many serious eye diseases often have little or no symptoms until they are well developed.  The only way to diagnose a problem early in such a case is to schedule periodic eye exams.  This is the best way to preserve the clearest vision possible for life.

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A comprehensive eye examination will include a thorough medical history, including medication usage, and review of vision related problems and previous eyewear.  You will undergo a series of tests to evaluate your vision including a refraction to measure your eyeglass prescription.  Your eye health will be thoroughly evaulated to check for a number of eye diseases, such as cataracts and glaucoma and other systemic diseases that can affect the eye, such as diabetes.

Please bring your vision and medical insurance information as well as a list of any medications that you are currently taking, including over-the-counter medications and nutritional supplements.  Bring your current eyeglasses and/or contact lenses, even if they do not work, since we collect valuable information from them.

We want to be as thorough as possible during your eye examination.  It may take up to one hour for you to be examined.  If you require addition services, such as contact lenses, or additional diagnostic testing, it may take longer.  We encourage you to spend the time necessary to make your visit with us as complete and satisfying as possible.  Some services or testing procedures are easily rescheduled to a more convenient time at a later date.

We value your time and will do our best to make your visit as pleasant and timely as we can.  We also know that traffic can be unpredictable.  If you are running late, please call us so we can adjust our schedule.  We will make every attempt to work you in upon your arrival, but keep in mind that other scheduled patients will have arrived in the meantime.  Your examination time may be longer than expected.  If your late arrival will mean you arrive at a time we are not scheduled to provide clinical services, we may request you reschedule your appointment.

If you need to cancel your appointment, please give us 24 hours notice.

Your routine comprehensive eye examination will be covered by your vision insurance plan, such as Davis Vision, VBA(Vision Benefits of America), NVA(National Vison Administrators).  A visit for medical problem. such as an infection of the eye, may be covered by your medical insurance.  We will help you determine your level of coverage, if we can, but since there are several insurance plans with different levels of coverage, we strongly advise you to contact your Human Resources Department or Insurance Plan concerning your coverage.

We will make every effort to ensure that your eye health evaluation is as complete as possible.  In some cases, this will require a dilation of the eyes to allow the Doctor to acheive a view of inside of the eye that would otherwise not be possible.  If you come to the office with a significant problem, you should expect your eyes to be dilated.  Some patients, such as those with diabetes, should expect to have there eyes dilated on a yearly basis.  If you are unsure that you will be able to drive safely after a dilated exam, please arrange to have a driver accompany you to your office visit.