Getting a routine eye exam is the best way to detect early warning signs of chronic eye conditions and preserve your vision. The leading team of optometrists at Eye Associates of New York use state-of-the-art equipment and cutting-edge technology during all eye exams, so you can feel confident that your eye health is in capable hands. You can book your eye exam with the online booking feature or call this Midtown East, New York City-based office directly.
For preventive care and to maintain optimal health, it’s important to see your primary care physician (PCP) each year. But your PCP doesn’t thoroughly check the health of your eyes or your vision, which is why it’s so important to build a long-term relationship with an optometrist. Getting an eye exam is important to:
Detect early warning signs of glaucoma
Check your vision and overall eye health
Update eyeglasses or contact lens prescriptions
Perform essential testing based on your previous medical history or family history
Plan on seeing your optometrist once a year, even if you don’t currently need corrective eyewear. These visits are simply preventive and can help you continue having healthy eyes and optimal vision.
The team at Eye Associates of New York work together to provide comprehensive eye exams. After evaluating any current symptoms, your eyeglasses or contact lens prescription, and family history, the team customizes an eye exam based on your needs. Your annual eye exam could include:
Corneal topography to evaluate the curve of your cornea
Retinal photography or imaging to check the back of your eye
Visual acuity testing to measure your vision sharpness
Eye function testing, vision screening, and color blindness evaluation
Contact lens or eyeglasses exam and fitting
Sometimes, the team recommends having an eye pressure test if you have a family history of glaucoma. This exam, performed with a tonometer, involves sending a small puff of air into each eye.
If you need to start wearing glasses or contacts, or need to update your current prescription, the optometry team helps you find the best possible solution based on your needs, eye health, and lifestyle.
Before heading in for your eye exam appointment at Eye Associates of New York, make sure you have a copy of your previous contact lens or eyeglasses prescription. Don’t worry if you don’t have it, though. Bringing in your contact lens boxes or current eyeglasses gives the team the information they need to see if you have any vision changes.
It’s also helpful to make a list of any eye issues that run in your family, like glaucoma or macular degeneration. Or if you’re experiencing any current issues, including squinting, dry eyes, or headaches, write them down so you remember to discuss them with your optometrist.
To schedule your comprehensive eye exam at Eye Associates of New York, click on the online booking feature. You can also call the office to schedule.