What will happen during an eye exam?
We will check your vision and ocular health. You will be asked questions that relate to any problems you may have. Measurements will help determine any need for corrective wear such as contact lenses or glasses. Your ocular health will be checked for things such as cataracts, glaucoma, macular degeneration or other disorders. Eye drops may be used to enlarge (dilate) your pupils to facilitate viewing of the inside of your eyes. Medication may be prescribed for ocular problems or a referral may be suggested for conditions requiring further intervention, such as cataracts.
How do I know if I need an eye exam?
Most people should get their eyes tested every 1-2 years. If you have had a sudden loss of vision or change in vision in one or both of your eyes or if your eyes are red or painful you should be seen right away.
My vision is fine – why should I get an exam?
An eye exam will check your vision to see if you need glasses to help you see better, but will also look for any problems with the health of your eyes. Vision can change gradually over time so even when you feel like your vision is fine it may have changed enough that glasses will improve your vision. More importantly, an eye exam will check for any health problems in your eyes including cataracts, glaucoma or any circulation problem in the back of the eye (the retina). Often when these problems are found there are no symptoms. The sooner problems are found the better the long term outcome.
What insurance do you accept?
We are now taking the following insurances:
- Vision Service Plan (VSP)
- Metlife Vision
- Medical Eye Services (MES)
- Davis Vision
- March Vision
- Premier Eyecare
- MediCal and Medicare plans
We accept Visa, Mastercard, Discover and American Express
*Do check your specific insurance benefits. You will be financially responsible for payment of all co-pays, deductibles, and non-covered services.
How long does a standard eye exam take?
A comprehensive eye examination may take from 30-45 minutes.
When should my child have their first eye exam?
Your child should have his or her first eye exam done by a pediatrician sometime during year one of the child's life. If you or your child's pediatrician decides that their eyes should be further examined, make an appointment with a pediatric vision specialist. After that, your child's eye exam should be before entering kindergarten, or by age 5. Your child should receive a comprehensive eye exam at least every year or two. School screenings are helpful to detect any severe vision problems early, but your child should still see an eye doctor if there are any symptoms or if he or she fails the screening test.