How often should I, or my child, see my eye doctor?
The American Optometry Association recommends a comprehensive eye exam at least once a year. Each age has different vision demands.
Infants and Toddlers should have a full eye examination at age 1,3, and 5 to ensure they are developing as expected. It is easier to solve a small problem than a big one. Parents can easily miss a lazy eye.
Children should have a full eye examination every year. The visual system is the #1 system we use for learning and reading. Don't make the mistake of thinking a vision screening at school or with the pediatrician is eye examination. Make sure your child has all of the visual skills they need to be successful in school by scheduling a full eye examination for your child.
Adults have vision demand at work. Certain diseases begin as we get older. Do you spend time on the computer? We use our visual system when driving or playing golf, riding a bike, or checking facebook and surfing the net. People who spend time outdoors should have the right type of sun protection. Think of this as sunscreen for your eyes.
Glaucoma, an eye disease, has no symptoms and it is called the "sneak thief of sight". Dry eye can affect how we work on the computer. Cataracts affect night driving. Diabetes can bring on cataracts, glaucoma, problems in the retina, etc. High blood pressure can cause changes in the retina as well. A yearly examination can identify these issues and help solve small problems before they become big problems.
Is the eye examination the same for eyeglasses and contact lenses?
The comprehensive examination addresses eyeglass and contact lens issues and eye health and eye coordination and visual perceptual problems. We will discuss if eyeglasses are needed, and if so, what type(s). There are many different types, single vision, progressive, bifocal, lenses for computers, etc. Different lens materials such as high index, polycarbonate, polarized, and transition. Contact Lenses require a Contact Lens Examination to measure the eye, to discuss and what your goals are with contact lenses. Full time versus part-time wear, soft versus gas permeable, single vision versus multifocal.
We have a great selection of eyeglass frames
We have over 1,000 frames in our dispensary and a wide stock of eyeglass lenses. Our in-office laboratory enables us to fill most prescriptions on the same day. We make sure to fill your prescription exactly to our specifications.
What's included in a comprehensive eye exam?
We are frequently complimented and are proud of how extensive our examination is. Our staff is wonderful and our instrumentation is top notch. The optomap takes a picture of the back of the eye and in most cases, dilation is not needed.
Have an eye emergency?
Please call our eye care clinic near East Brunswick, NJ at 1-732-679-2020. We are available 24/7. Our backup is Omni and you can reach them at 1-732-750-0400. The last resort is to seek care at an emergency room.