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Comprehensive Eye Exams

Our comprehensive eye exams use advanced diagnostic technology and treatment options while providing the personal attention you want and deserve.

Why Choose Us?

Our expert optometrists take time to answer all of your questions, explain treatment options and provide the best treatments available. Our experienced staff provides superior customer service through effective communication and timely assistance.  As part of our premier eye care, we offer the highest quality of vision correction products and services to match your needs. Built on the foundation of patient convenience and satisfaction, Eye Associates, serves all of your family’s eye care needs under one roof. You can count on us to consistently provide you with the highest level of personalized care, for a lifetime of healthy vision.

Excellent Eye Care Begins with a Yearly Exam

Yearly preventative eye examinations are important and are the best way to protect your vision. Numerous eye conditions can occur without symptoms and can be detected before problems occur.

When Should My Child Receive Their First Eye Exam?

Infants should receive their first eye exam between 6-12 months and again at 3 years old. Once children start school, eye examinations should be performed each year.  Please keep in mind that visual acuity screenings performed at schools and pediatric offices do not replace the need for comprehensive eye exams.  A screening can fail to detect serious eye conditions which could have been diagnosed through a comprehensive eye exam. Most of our children’s learning comes through the visual system.  Any deficiency in your child’s visual clarity, efficiency and processing can hinder their academic and extracurricular performance.  An Eye Associates eye examination will ensure your child is not being limited by the performance of their eyes.

Common types of Refractive Errors

There are many different types of vision problems that could be affecting your eyesight. This guide will focus on the four most common causes of blurry vision. These, along with many other vision impairments, are treated with care and precision by the eye care providers at Eye Associates.

MYOPIA (NEARSIGHTEDNESS)

Nearsightedness, medically known as myopia, refers to vision that is good at close range but not at a distance. It generally occurs because the eyeball is too “long” as measured from front to back. Nearsightedness is diagnosed during routine eye exams and has many possible treatments include eyeglasses, contacts and surgical procedures.  Your eye care provider at Eye Associates will suggest the best treatment option for you.

HYPEROPIA (FARSIGHTEDNESS)

Farsightedness, medically known as hyperopia, refers to vision that is good at a distance but not at close range. Farsightedness occurs when the eyeball is shorter than normal, as measured from front to back, or when the cornea has too little curvature. This reduces the distance between the cornea and retina, causing light to converge behind the retina, rather than on it. If you are mildly farsighted, your eye care provider may not recommend corrective treatment at all. However, if you are moderately or severely hyperopic, you may have several treatment options available, including eyeglasses, contacts and surgical procedures. Your eye care provider at Eye Associates will help you determine the best treatment option for you.

ASTIGMATISM

Astigmatism is an uneven or irregular curvature of the cornea or lens, which results in blurred or distorted vision. Other symptoms of astigmatism include the need to squint, eye strain from squinting, headaches and eye fatigue. In reality, most people have some degree of astigmatism, which is usually present at birth and is believed to be hereditary. In minor cases, treatment may not be required but is certainly beneficial. Moderate to severe astigmatism can be treated with eyeglasses, contacts and surgical procedures.  Your eye care provider at Eye Associates will help you determine the best treatment option for you.

PRESBYOPIA (AGING EYES)

Presbyopia, is the condition that leads to the need for reading glasses as one gets older. The lens inside the eye gradually loses its flexibility, making it harder to focus clearly on close objects such as printed words. Distance vision, on the other hand, is usually not affected. Unfortunately, presbyopia is an inevitable part of aging and cannot be prevented by diet, lifestyle or visual habits. However, it is treatable with several types of corrective lenses, including progressives, bifocals and trifocals, single-vision reading glasses, multifocal contact lenses and monovision therapy. Your eye care provider at Eye Associates will work with you to diagnose your vision problem and suggest the best treatment option for your eyes.