The best way to maintain your vision is through regular eye exams. Experts recommend a comprehensive eye exam every one to three years depending on your age, risk factors and physical condition. Those with diabetes, high blood pressure and other disorders that may impact vision and eye health may require more frequent exams.
At Long Island's First Integrated Eye Care Facility, we strive to ensure the health and safety of all our patients, Our board certified doctors and highly skilled staff provide quality comprehensive eye care at all stages of life, offering routine, medical and surgical eye care to the entire family, as well as the most accurate, state of the art eye wear for all your needs.
The exam will include a number of tests ranging from basic eye chart reading to the use of high powered lenses to examine the tissue inside your eye. As you age it is important to have frequent eye exams. Many age related eye problems included presbyopia, cataracts, glaucoma and macular degeneration are first diagnosed during a yearly exam.
Routine Eye Examinations:
Getting annual eye exams are an important part of staying healthy. During a routine eye exam you will be tested for any visual problems or changes in vision, and screened for eye diseases such as glaucoma and cataracts.
Children's Eye Exams:
From birth through the teenage years, children's eyes are growing and changing quickly. Good vision is key to a child's physical development, success in school and overall well-being and if problems are detected early, it is usually possible to treat the effectively.
Adult Eye Exams:
A comprehensive eye exam is simple and comfortable. It shouldn't take more than 45 to 90 minutes. Your doctor may have a staff member do portions of this exam. The exam should include checks on medical history, visual acuity, checking for the most accurate corrective lenses, pupils, side vision, eye movement, eye pressure, the front part of your eye (eyelids, cornea, iris and lens), and the retina and optic nerve.
Each part of the comprehensive eye exam provides important information about the health of your eyes. Make sure that you get a complete examination as part of your commitment to you overall health.