Comprehensive Eye Exams in Alabama

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Get Comprehensive Eye Exams in Alabama at EyeCare Associates

The highly qualified Alabama optometrists at each EyeCare Associates location in Alabama provide comprehensive eye exams along with preventative care and treatment for many eye conditions.

Getting an annual eye exam allows your optometrist to monitor the health of your eyes and improve the clarity of your vision. Annual eye exams will give you peace of mind and ensure your eyes are healthy for years to come.

Our team of Alabama eye doctors can also assist with finding the right prescription for your eyeglasses and/or contact lenses. 

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Find EyeCare Associates Eye Clinics Across Alabama For An Eye Exam Near You

We have over 30 eye clinics across the state of Alabama. This gives you access to affordable eye care and routine eye exams no matter where you live in the state. 

Many of our locations are conveniently located near the cities of Birmingham, Hoover, Huntsville, Mobile, and Tuscaloosa.

What Is Comprehensive Eye Care?

Comprehensive eye care is when an eye doctor examines your overall eye health to diagnose and treat potentially harmful eye conditions.

A comprehensive eye exam also allows your eye doctor to find any early signs of various eye conditions including those prevalent in your family’s health history. 

Comprehensive eye care also includes diagnosing and treating a wide variety of eye conditions, such as:

  • Dry eye

  • Glaucoma

  • Cataracts

  • Diabetic retinopathy

  • Macular degeneration

A comprehensive eye exam can also detect the onset of other health conditions, such as high blood pressure or diabetes.

If you wear contacts or eyeglasses, comprehensive eye care includes a review of your prescriptions and updates, if needed. Our doctors will help you find the most comfortable option to improve your vision.

What to Expect During an Eye Exam

An eye exam will normally take about an hour and a half to complete. During this time, the eye doctors screen your eyes for multiple issues, such as glaucoma or diabetic retinopathy. 

At the beginning of an eye exam, your eye doctor will ask if you have been experiencing any vision problems or have a family history of certain health issues.

Be sure to bring your glasses or contact lenses to your eye exam so your eye doctor can ensure they are providing proper correction for your refractive error. 

During the eye exam, your eye doctor can perform several different diagnostic tests such as:

  • Visual acuity test: a process that determines your ability to read small letters on a standardized chart

  • Refraction test: a vision acuity test with assistance from prescription lenses

  • Slit lamp test: a test that occurs when your eyes are dilated and allows your eye doctor to look at the front and inside of your eye

  • Glaucoma test: a simple screening that occurs when your eyes are dilated, measures the inner eye pressure

The Experienced Alabama Eye Doctors at EyeCare Associates

Comprehensive eye exams are an important part of maintaining your eye health.  Allow the team of experienced Alabama optometrists at each EyeCare Associates location to detect more serious issues before they cause additional vision problems. 

Scheduling an eye exam at your local EyeCare Associates will allow our Alabama eye care professionals to diagnose and treat potential eye conditions before vision loss occurs.

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Schedule an Eye Exam Today!

Comprehensive eye exams are a critical step in maintaining healthy vision. The eye doctors at EyeCare Associates will help to diagnose and treat eye conditions that could negatively impact your vision or overall health. 

A comprehensive eye exam also enables our team of experienced Alabama eye doctors to determine the correct prescriptions for your glasses or contact lenses. 

Schedule an appointment for a comprehensive eye examination today.

Frequently Asked Questions about Eye Exams

Do I Need a Referral for an Eye Exam?

A referral is not necessary to schedule a comprehensive eye exam. 

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. This helps us provide you with care tailored to your health conditions and family history.

Are Eye Exams Considered Preventative Care?

Yes, a comprehensive eye exam is considered a preventative health care service. This is because it assists with reducing the risks of eye diseases and other eye problems that can lead to vision loss.

How Long Will My Eyes Stay Dilated After an Eye Exam?

Your pupils typically remain dilated for around two to three hours. This means it will extend beyond the time of your comprehensive eye exam, meaning you should be prepared to avoid bright environments or have enough time to recuperate back to your full vision.