Comprehensive Eye Care

When Should You Have an Eye Exam?
The American Academy of Ophthalmology recommends that you get a baseline eye examination at age 40, the time when early signs of disease or changes in vision may occur. Much like a screening for diabetes or certain cancers, a baseline eye exam at 40 is a reminder to adults as they age to be aware of their eye health. A baseline screening can help identify signs of eye disease at an early stage when many treatments can have the greatest impact on preserving vision.

Some people shouldn't wait until they are 40 to have a comprehensive eye exam. If you have an eye disease or if you have a risk factor for developing one, such as diabetes, high blood pressure or a family history of eye disease, you should see an ophthalmologist (Eye M.D.) even if you are younger than 40.

Upon examining your eyes, your Eye M.D. can tell you how often you should undergo an eye exam.  As you age, it's especially important that you have your eyes checked regularly because your risk for eye disease increases. If you are 65 or older, make sure you have your eyes checked every year or two for signs of age-related eye diseases such as cataracts, age-related macular degeneration and glaucoma.

Source: American Academy of Ophthalmology, www.geteyesmart.com

Preparing for Your Visit
Please bring the following Items to your appointment:

  • Bring photo ID

  • Primary Care Referral

  • Referring physician’s name, address, phone, fax

  • Health Insurance card & copayment

  • List of current medications

  • List of questions and concerns

  • Patients under 18 years old must be accompanied by a parent or guardian

  • Complete patient forms (found here)

  • Registration

  • Financial Policy Statement

  • Notice of Privacy Practices

  • Medical Records release

  • Authorization to release medical records

  • Request to amend records

  • Medical History

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