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How often should I get an eye exam?

How often should I get an eye exam?

Depends: Healthy adults who do not wear contact lenses should have an exam every 2-3 years. Contact lens wears should be seen annually. If you have an eye problem, then the frequency of exams is determined by your ophthalmologist. ...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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