At Val Vista Vision, we offer the best in patient care and technology. For more than 21 years, we have been delivering superior patient services. We are passionate about education and regularly attend seminars and training to learn the latest in eye test exam technology. From our SMART Mirror and Essilor’s Visioffice® to Sports Vision Training, we are dedicated to providing the best care to our valued patients.
How often should I have a complete eye exam?
We recommend a complete eye exam every one to three years, depending on your age, risk factors, and overall health.
The American Optometric Association (AOA) recommendations:
- Children should have their eyes examined at six months, three years old, and when they start school.
- If there are no vision problems, children and adults should have their eyes examined every two years up to the age of 40, then annually.
- For children or adults who wear eyeglasses or contacts, an annual eye exam is recommended.
Eye exams are recommended more frequently for those with certain health conditions, including, but not limited to, diabetes and high blood pressure.
What types of exams do we do?
We offer everything from wellness and diagnostic exams to post-op and evaluation exams. Below is a list of some of the exams we perform. Please call our office if you have any questions.
- Wellness Exams
- Diagnostic Exams
- Contact Lens Evaluations
- Retinal Evaluations
- Glaucoma Evaluations
- Cataract Evaluations
- Diabetic Evaluations
- LASIK Post-Op
- Cataract Post-Op
What is a cover test?
Subtle misalignments that interfere with your eyes working properly can be detected during the cover eye test. You will be asked to focus on a small object and cover your eyes one at a time as you stare at the target. While you are doing this, the doctor is observing how each eye moves when uncovered to pick up the fixed object. The eye test is repeated with a closer object.
Why do we dilate your eyes?
A comprehensive eye exam may include using drops to dilate your eyes. The medicated drops make the pupil larger so the doctor is better able to see the structure of the eye. The process takes 20 minutes. You will be sensitive to light and will need sunglasses for up to a few hours after the exam.