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Primary Eye Care

Eye exams are a critical part of your health care. Your optometrist will assess and protect your vision but also your eye health.

Eye exams are a critical part of your health care. Regular eye exams allow optometrists to assess and protect your vision and eye health, as well as identify any changes or problems. Our doctors help with prevention, diagnosis, and management of your vision and any issues that might arise using the latest optometric technology.

Early detection and treatment is critical to maintain healthy vision and protect the eyes from the effects of potentially blinding diseases, such as glaucoma, diabetes, and high blood pressure. Beyond the detection, diagnosis, and treatment of eye disease, we assess muscle coordination and eye focusing in order to determine how efficiently and effectively your visual system is operating. If a prescription for eyeglasses or contact lenses is needed, we will provide one that addresses your unique visual needs.

Primary eye care services include:

  • Examining and assessing your visual system
  • Delivering diagnostic testing and imaging to screen for and detect eye disease
  • Creating and managing treatment plans for eye disease
  • Fitting and prescribing glasses and contact lenses
  • Providing referrals for specialized eye care
  • Consulting with other health care professionals to provide integrated patient care
  • Administering pre- and post- operative care for refractive surgery (LASIK) and cataract surgery

The American Optometric Association and NECO Center for Eye Care recommend the following schedule for comprehensive eye exams:

Patient Age
Risk-Free Patient
At-Risk Patient
Birth to 24 months At 6 months At 6 months or as recommended
2 to 5 years  At 3 years At 3 years or as recommended
6 to 18 years Before 1st grade, then every 2 years Annually or as recommended
18 to 60 years Every 2 years  Every 1 to 2 years or as recommended
61 years and older Annually  Annually or as recommended