Our practice motto is ‘foresight saves eyesight.’ Protecting your eyesight begins with a detailed comprehensive eye exam. As such, we use the latest examination and diagnostic equipment available when examining your eyes. This way, we can catch any disorder or condition early on – even before symptoms appear.
Routine eye exams are very important for monitoring the health of your eyes and when determining your need for glasses or contacts. Some eye diseases, such as glaucoma, present no early warning signs and can only be detected with a thorough eye exam. This is why it is important to have your eyes examined every 1 – 2 years, regardless of whether or not you feel symptoms or have loss of vision. Even if your eyes are healthy, you should still have regular eye exams to detect any problem as soon as possible and begin necessary treatment right away. This can save you from irreparable damage and loss of vision in the future. We ask that you bring any prescription glasses, including computer and reading glasses, with you, as we use this information as part of our examination process.
What to Expect In an Eye Exam
During an examination, your eyes may be dilated, depending on your medical status, symptoms, and specific issues the doctor wants to check for. Once dilated, your eyes may be sensitive to light and near vision may be blurry for about 3 – 4 hours. As such, we recommend you bring someone with you who can drive you home after the exam. It is also a good idea to bring sunglasses with you, as they can protect your eyes from the sun when you leave our office.
Optometrist in East Orange, NJ
If you’d like to learn more about the comprehensive eye exam we offer, including dilation, or to set up an appointment with one of our doctors, call our office at (973) 673-4620. You can also request an appointment by completing our convenient online form.