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Comprehensive Eye Exams

Eye Exams For the Whole Family

Eye Exam for patients of all ages

Routine eye exams are important, regardless of your age or physical health. During a complete eye exam, your eye doctor will not only determine your prescription for eyeglasses or contact lenses, but will also check your eyes for common eye diseases, assess how your eyes work together as a team and evaluate your eyes as an indicator of your overall health.

Need an Eye Exam to Update Your Prescription?

A comprehensive eye exam includes a number of tests and procedures to examine and evaluate the health of your eyes and the quality of your vision. These tests range from simple ones, like having you read an eye chart, to complex tests, such as using digital retinal imaging technology to evaluate retinal health.

Eye care experts recommend you have a complete eye exam every year to assess your risk for potentially damaging eye conditions, as well as to keep on top of any changes in vision you may be experiencing.

Eye Care for Everyone

How Often Do You Need to See the Optometrist, Based on Age?

The AOA recommends an annual eye exam for any patient who wears eyeglasses or contacts. If you don’t normally need vision correction, you still need an eye exam every year. Doctors often recommend more frequent eye examinations for people with diabetes, high blood pressure and other disorders, because many diseases can have an impact on vision and eye health.

Since the risk of eye disease continues to increase with advancing age, everyone over the age of 60 should be examined annually.

If you are over 40, it’s a good idea to have your eyes examined every one to two years to check for common age-related eye problems such as presbyopia, cataracts and macular degeneration.

Eye Exams for Children

Some experts estimate that approximately 5% to 10% of pre-schoolers and 25% of school-aged children have vision problems. According to the American Optometric Association (AOA), all children should have their eyes examined at 6 months of age, at age 3 and again at the start of school. Children without vision problems or risk factors for eye or vision problems should then continue to have their eyes examined at every year throughout school.

Children with existing vision problems or risk factors should have their eyes examined more frequently. Common risk factors for vision problems include:

  • premature birth
  • developmental delays
  • turned or crossed eyes
  • family history of eye disease
  • history of eye injury
  • other physical illness or disease

The AOA recommends that children who wear eyeglasses or contact lenses should have their eyes examined at least every 12 months or according to their optometrist’s instructions. Read more about Pediatric Eye Exams.

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ATTENTION:

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Vision Care Ophthalmology is following recommendations of the CDC, American Academy of Ophthalmology, American Optometric Association, and Indiana state government officials. We fully support Governor Holcomb’s shelter in place order in an effort to “flatten the curve”, while still providing essential services to the community. To that end, our office remains open; however, we are currently not providing routine eye care.

Out of concern for our patients and our community, and to do our part to slow the spread of COVID-19, we have implemented the following plan:- Medical eye care services will continue, however, are limited to urgent/emergent care and prescription refill. This includes symptoms of sudden vision loss, new onset flashes and/or floaters, eye pain and/or redness, eye injury, double vision, or new symptoms following recent eye surgery. - Optical services, including dispensing of new eyewear and repair of broken eyewear, is available on a limited basis. - Contact lens services are limited to replacement and supply, as well as evaluation of contact lens-related complications including eye pain, red-eye, and or changes in vision. - Virtual/Telemedicine at-home office visits are available through FaceTime or Zoom meetings.

For those of you requiring in-person care, we have implemented additional infection control processes throughout our office, including stringent cleaning and disinfection processes and enhanced social distancing by limiting the number of patients and staff in the office at any given time. Additionally, our staff will continue to wear masks and other protective medical equipment as indicated.

Per the April 3rd recommendation of the CDC, we encourage all patients to wear homemade cloth masks or face coverings.

Current office hours are Monday - Friday, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm. For the safety of all patients and staff, you must call ahead to schedule. In most cases, an appointment will be available the same day.

We will continue to be here for our patients and community and will continue to explore options for providing care in non-traditional ways. Your health and that of our staff and doctors continue to be our number one priority.

We hope that you are caring for yourself and your family during this time and are doing your part to “flatten the curve”. We are #inthistogether.

 

Sincerely,

Vision Care Ophthalmology