A regular eye exam is just as important to your health as a teeth cleaning or a physical checkup. At Vanderbilt Optical in Naples, Florida, Dr. Jason Eugenides performs routine eye exams for both children and adults. In just one short appointment you can ensure the health and safety of your eyes, update your prescription, and resolve any symptoms that may be bothering you. Call the office or book online to schedule an appointment today.
Eye Exam Q & A
Do I need an eye exam?
Whether you need an eye exam depends on your age, your eye health and how long it’s been since your last eye checkup.
Young children with no problematic symptoms should have an eye exam about every two years, starting around the age of 5. Adults with no apparent vision problems should have an eye exam about every five years until the age of 40. After that, it’s best to ask Dr. Eugenides how often you need to have your eyes checked. Some patients may need an exam every year or every few years.
If you have vision problems, wear contacts or glasses, or have a condition that affects your eye health, you might need an exam every year or twice a year.
If you’re not sure whether you need an exam, call the office and the Vanderbilt Optical team can assist you.
What happens during an eye exam?
A routine eye exam is a pain-free experience, and we do our best to make it as pleasurable as possible. Dr. Eugenides performs these types of exams with the utmost attention and care.
Here’s what you can expect during an appointment:
- A patient history review
- A series of vision and eye tests
- Assessments of eye focusing and movement
- An eye health evaluation
If necessary, Dr. Eugenides might also dilate your eyes during the exam. He discusses any additional testing that’s required to diagnose an eye disease or condition. If you’re having specific problems with your eyes, you can talk with him about your symptoms.
What are the benefits of an eye exam?
A regular eye exam is an important part of maintaining your eye health, especially if you wear glasses or contacts, if you have a family history of eye disease, or if you’re at risk for eye conditions due to a medical problem. With just a short appointment, Dr. Eugenides can detect early signs of disease and prevent complications.
An eye exam is also important because you may not realize your vision is getting worse until you have a professional exam. Poor vision can compromise your ability to drive, read, work or perform other normal activities. Good eyesight can lead to a better quality of life.
To schedule an eye exam at Vanderbilt Optical, call the office or schedule an appointment online today.