Eye exams are an essential part of maintaining your vision and eye health. During your eye exam, we work closely with you to understand your unique needs and complete a comprehensive series of tests to give us the insights we need to care for you and your eyes.
For adults, eye exams center around maintaining visual clarity for your lifestyle, helping you find the perfect eyewear to suit your personality, and monitoring your eye health for any signs of eye disease.
You don’t need to prepare anything special for a standard comprehensive eye exam. On the day of your appointment, we’ll walk you through the process step by step to ensure you have an informed and fulfilling experience.
For a comprehensive eye exam, we complete a series of tests that let us see a full picture of your eye health. These tests include monitoring intraocular pressure to screen for glaucoma, visual acuity, refractive testing to check your lens prescription, and retinal imaging to determine the health of the back of your eye.
The American Association of Optometrists recommends adults aged 18–64 schedule an eye exam at least every 2 years if they are low risk. At-risk patients should visit an optometrist at least once a year.
Before visiting us for your eye exam, try not to strain your eyes. Whether that means putting screens away or ensuring you’ve had enough sleep, anything you can do to ensure your eyes are well-rested before your eye exam increases the chances of accurate test results.
Your eye health can give us lots of insights into your overall health. We can detect eye diseases like glaucoma, cataracts, and macular degeneration by looking comprehensively at your eyes. We may also be able to detect signs of high blood pressure, heart disease, diabetes, thyroid disorder, Parkinson’s disease, and more.
Blurry vision, increased eye strain, redness, motion sickness, holding books or newspapers further from your eyes to see clearly, dryness, itchiness, and flashes of light are all signs your eyes need testing.
Dr. Santamaria was very patient and comforting during the entire process. I was reassured multiple times that my eyes were healthy enough for LASIK. During the procedure, he and his assistant made sure I was comfortable and made the process painless. I have had no issues since the surgery and wouldn't think twice about recommending Dr. Santamaria!
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