Comprehensive, Preventive Care
Eye exams are an important part of preventive health care. We provide a thorough checkup for not only the state of your vision but the health of your eyes. Visual acuity is vital, but ensuring the internal and external structures of your eyes is imperative.
Regular exams allow our optometrists to look for early signs of eye disease. Many conditions that lead to vision loss do not show symptoms at first, so seeing an optometrist is your best defence against eye disease.
Our thorough approach establishes a baseline for your vision and ocular health, allowing us to monitor your eyes over time and check for changes that may indicate eye disease. Rest assured, we’ll always explain any procedures or tests to ensure your comfort.
Book your appointment and safeguard your vision today.Request Appointment
The When & Why of Eye Exams
Our team recommends an eye exam every 1-2 years from ages 20-39. After age 40, we recommend visiting for annual eye exams.
Patients who wear contacts, have a very high prescription, have a vision condition, or who live with diabetes should have more frequent exams as recommended by their optometrist. We will work with you to determine a schedule.Request Appointment
What Happens During an Eye Exam?
When you first walk into our practice, our friendly team will greet you. If you’re a new patient, we’ll ask questions about your health history, lifestyle, and current medications. We’ll discuss your family history, give you time to ask questions, and address any concerns you might have.
Comprehensive eye exams are more than just a vision test. Our questions about your health and family history are designed to help us assess your risk factors for eye diseases or other vision conditions.
During the exam, we will carefully and thoroughly evaluate both the internal and external structures of the eye using the latest technology. We will measure your visual acuity to determine whether you need corrective lenses, or if you already have them, we’ll make sure your prescription is up-to-date.
We may also assess your colour vision, binocular vision (how well the eyes work as a team), depth perception, and the way your pupils respond to light. We use a hand-held ophthalmoscope, and a microscope called a slit lamp to examine your eyes.
Our office has invested in the most up-to-date technology for viewing the different parts of your eye. With high-resolution fundus photography and ocular coherence tomography we can view and take images of the eye’s most important structures.
Images of your retina, macula, and optic nerve give us an up-close look at the blood vessels in these areas, allowing us to observe any anomalies. Keeping the images on file lets us look for any changes from appointment to appointment.
Keeping a close watch on your internal eye structures lets us detect eye diseases like glaucoma or age-related macular degeneration before they damage your vision.
Book Your Appointment Today
Even if you think you have perfect vision, it’s still essential to have regular eye exams. Eye diseases can begin with little to no symptoms, so a comprehensive exam remains the best way to assess any early signs of sight-threatening conditions.
Preserve your sight for years to come by booking a comprehensive eye exam today.Request Appointment
Visit Our Location
We’re conveniently located across from My Dad’s Pizza and Knoll Avenue. Free parking is available in the lot steps from our front door. We look forward to seeing you at your next eye exam!
- 4600 Buffalo Rd.
- Erie, PA 16510
Hours of Operation
- Monday: 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM
- Tuesday: 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM
- Wednesday: 8:00 AM – 1:00 PM
- Thursday: 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM
- Friday: 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM
- Saturday: Closed
- Sunday: Closed
Closed for lunch from 12:30-1:30