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How often should I get an eye exam?

How often should I get an eye exam?

See below: The american academy of ophthalmology recommends a yearly exam with dilation once above age 40, but it may be necessary to have one more often if there is any pathology that needs to be followed. ...Read more

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Dr. David Chandler
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Eye Exam (Definition)

An eye exam consists of checking the vision. If this is not normal a manifest refraction is done to determine if any glasses are needed. This is the test where the patient is asked which lens is better number one or two. Then the health of the eye is evaluated with a microscope called a slit lamp. To be able to see the back of the eye, the retina, ...Read more


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How good is an eye exam at wal-mart?

How good is an eye exam at wal-mart?

You get what you pay: Consider the employment decisions made by a graduate of an optometry trade school. Should i set up my own office? Work with another optometrist? Oh gosh, no one will have me so i guess i will work for wal mart. So you get the inadequate exam that an optom gives anyway, from the least consequential of them. You could see an ophthalmologist - right? ...Read more

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How often should you have a eye exam?

How often should you have a eye exam?

Eye exam : Once a year is what you should your eyesight can change, also it's preventive. ...Read more

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Need help with wifes eye exam results?

Depends: Is this an exam that generated a prescription for eyeglasses? Or is there some medical condition that you wife has? You should call your wifes eyedoctor and have him explain the results. ...Read more

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Sph -1.00 eye exam, what does it mean?

Mild nearsightedness: You have mild nearsightedness without astigmatism. That means you could see at distance more clearly with glasses of power -1.00 diopters. ...Read more

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How often do you need to get an eye exam?

How often do you need to get an eye exam?

Depends: Eye examination is to detect problems and improve the vision with refraction. The time intervals vary with age, pre-existing eye condtions and systemic diseases. The intervals will vary based upon these. Beware of those who would schedule examinations too frequently in order to sell you more optical aids or perform lucrative tests. ...Read more

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Will my eyes be blurry after an eye exam?

Will my eyes be blurry after an eye exam?

Possibly: Commonly the eyes are dilated to get a good look at the back by your ophthalmologist (you are seeing an ophthalmologist -right? The only medical/surgical trained eye care person). Dilated eyes do not focus as well, especially at near. The focus will be restored after 4-8 hours when your bodily chemistry eliminates the dilating chemical. ...Read more

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What should I do to prepare for an eye exam?

What should I do to prepare for an eye exam?

Not much: Bring your eyeglasses and contact lens parameters if you wear them. Know what your eye history is and what medications you are currently on. Be prepared to have the eyes dilated which can induce glare in the sun and sometimes makes driving difficult. ...Read more

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What causes the cost of an eye exam to vary?

What causes the cost of an eye exam to vary?

MD or OD: Ophthalmologists are mds. Optometrists are optometry doctors. Usually the fees for mds are higher, although insurances reimburse the same. An ophthalmologist goes to medical school 8 years and then 1+3 years of residency before specialization. Optometrist go to school 6 years after high school. Varying cost may include some doctors that dilate the pupil the first exam and thus the cost is more. ...Read more

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Need tips on where can I get a cheap eye exam?

Need tips on where can I get a cheap eye exam?

The eyes are not : Something you should be cheap with. Best to check with your insurance , if no insurance then it is less expensive to see an optometrist but this doctor may want to refer you to an ophthalmologist depending on you're exam. ...Read more

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Where can I get a free eye exam in my local area?

Where can I get a free eye exam in my local area?

Public health clinic: Most larger metropolitan areas have public health clinics or public hospitals at which eye exams can be done for free or a very limited cost. A few ophthalmologists will also give free exams or will negotiate the price if asked. Here is a chance to use your entrepreneural spirit. ...Read more

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Please help! what happens at your first eye exam?

Please help! what happens at your first eye exam?

Eye measurements: This i hope is with an ophthalmologist. You will have a measurement of eye vision, need for eyeglasses (far and near) , determination of the anatomical structures of the eye at high power, measurement of the internal eye pressure (glaucoma check), evaluation of the retinal structure and function and addressing any problems that you might have. Eye exams do not hurt, and can be fun. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: eye exam?

What is the definition or description of: eye exam?

Health of the eye: An eye exam consists of checking the vision. If this is not normal a manifest refraction is done to determine if any glasses are needed. This is the test where the patient is asked which lens is better number one or two. Then the health of the eye is evaluated with a microscope called a slit lamp. To be able to see the back of the eye, the retina, the pupils are dilated. ...Read more

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In an eye exam, please explain what is"refraction"?

In an eye exam, please explain what is"refraction"?

Refraction: Is the measurement of any deviation your eyes have from perfect "20/20" vision. Common forms of refractive error are myopia (nearsightedness), hyperopia (farsightedness), and astigmatism. If you have a significant refractive error, then this can be corrected by glasses, contact lenses, or refractive surgery. ...Read more

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Is it necessary to have an eye exam to get contacts?

Is it necessary to have an eye exam to get contacts?

Yes: Contact lenses are prescription items and require an exam for proper power and fit. If you wear eyeglasses and want to switch to contacts, see your ophthalmologist for the best option. ...Read more

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Can you suggest where i can get a detailed eye exam?

Can you suggest where i can get a detailed eye exam?

Any eye doctor: Will be able to provide you with a detailed eye exam. This usually involves checking your vision and if you need glasses. Also, all of the structures of your eyes are examined, usually with dilation of your pupils. This type of exam is performed by ophthalmologists and optometrists. ...Read more

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Please tell me what happens in an eye exam these days?

Your medical : History is taken, the vision is checked, of not 20/20 then a refraction is done to see isf the vision can be improved. The eyes will then be examined with a bright light called a slit lamp. The pupils are then dilated with drops so as to examine the retina completely. The pressure of the eye is also measured. The examine does not hurt and take about 10-20 minutes. No need to worry over this. ...Read more

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Please point me to where i can get a detailed eye exam?

Eye exam: Discuss with your primary care physician. A board certified Optometrist or Ophthalmologist would be advisable. Specialist needed only if primary eye doctor has done first exam. ...Read more