The highly qualified licensed optometrists of EyeCare Associates provide comprehensive eye exams as part of their eye care services. Annual eye exams are essential in ensuring the health of your eyes and the clarity of your vision. Our doctors can not only help you find the right prescription for your eyeglasses and/or contacts, but also ensure your eyes are healthy.
EyeCare Associates has multiple locations serving Alabama.
What Is Comprehensive Eye Care?
Comprehensive eye care consists of taking a look at all aspects of the eye and overall eye health. This includes eye exams to determine the health of the eyes, and detect any conditions like dry eye, glaucoma, cataracts, and more. Comprehensive eye care also includes diagnosing and treating those conditions and determining the best method of treatment to cure and prevent further eye conditions from impairing vision. Comprehensive eye care also includes prescriptions for eyeglasses and contact lenses. Our doctors will help you find the most comfortable option to improve your vision.
What to Expect During an Eye Exam
Eye exams normally take about an hour and half and the doctors screen your eyes for multiple issues. At the beginning of an eye exam, your eye doctor will ask if you have been experiencing any vision problems. If you currently wear glasses or contact lenses, bring them with you so your doctor can make any changes to your current prescription.
During the eye exam, your eye doctor can perform a number of different tests such as a glaucoma test (this is a simple screening to measure inner eye pressure), a visual acuity test, and a refraction test.
The Experienced Eye Exam Doctors at EyeCare Associates
Comprehensive eye exams are an important part of health care, allowing the experienced optometrist at EyeCare Associates to detect more serious issues before they cause additional vision problems. Scheduling an eye exam appointment with EyeCare Associates can help diagnose and treat potential eye conditions before vision loss occurs.
Comprehensive eye exams are critical to maintaining healthy vision. The doctors at EyeCare Associates can help diagnose and treat eye conditions as well as determine prescriptions for contact lenses and glasses. Schedule an appointment for a comprehensive eye exam today.
A referral is not necessary, but EyeCare Associates recommends that a patient request a referral from a primary care physician or optometrist before scheduling an eye exam related to a specific health condition. A referral ensures that a patient is seen by the appropriate specialist for his or her condition.
Yes, a comprehensive eye exam is considered a preventative health care service because it helps patients reduce the risks for eye diseases and other eye problems that cause vision loss.
After a glaucoma test, pupils typically remain dilated for about two to three hours, extending beyond the time of a comprehensive eye exam.