Posts Categorized: Eye Exams

Why You Shouldn’t Overlook Your Baby’s First Eye Exam

Newborn babies are pretty helpless. They can’t hold up the weight of their own head. They can’t get from point A to point B without assistance and they can’t yet articulate their needs except with gurgles, tears, and a bit of screeching. To top it all off, babies enter this world legally blind. They can […]

The Three O’s in Eye Care: How to Choose the Right Eye Doctor

  Whether you’re updating your prescription, getting a new pair of glasses, or being treated for an eye disease like glaucoma, cataracts, and macular degeneration, there’s a different eye care professional for each. There are two types of eye doctors, optometrists and ophthalmologists, and one other ‘O’ in the world of eye care professionals: Opticians […]

Retinal Imaging: A Revolution in Disease Detection & Prevention

A visit to the optometrist is not only to check your vision but also the health of your retina, a layer of tissue containing light-sensitive cells lining the back of your eye. Your retina is responsible for triggering nerve impulses that are sent to the brain via the optic nerve forming a visual image. Checking […]

What to Expect at Your First Contact Lens Exam

If you’re considering contacts, congratulations! Especially if you wear glasses 24/7, contact lenses can be life-changing. Your initial fitting and prescription will take more time to finalize than a glasses prescription, but it’s well worth it. When you decide to try out contacts for the first time, you’ll have to schedule a contact lens exam […]

What to Expect at Your Eye Exam

It’s always helpful to know what to expect at a medical appointment so that you can properly prepare and feel at ease. A comprehensive eye exam includes a variety of tests, some performed by an optometrist and some by a trained optical assistant. Here’s what you can expect at your next eye exam, from the pretests […]

Understanding Your Eyeglass Prescription

When you receive your eyeglass prescription at the end of your comprehensive eye exam, do you know what all those numbers mean? Even if your doctor explains it to you, it may be hard to fully understand without the proper context. When trying to understand your eyeglass prescription the best place to start is with the […]

Ten Signs Your Child May Need Glasses

  Children don’t usually tell us when they’re having trouble seeing. Even as adults we sometimes ignore the signs that we need our first pair of glasses. School vision screenings may catch some vision problems but many go undetected. This is because vision screenings often aren’t performed by an eye care professional and they’re far less comprehensive […]