Eye Exam FAQs
Eye exams are a part of regular healthcare. You get a physical for your body and you need to get an eye exam for your eyes. The earlier that any issues are discovered the better chance you have of a positive outcome. At AssureVision in Arlington Heights, we have provided complete family optometry services since 1998. Contact us today to schedule your next eye exam. We have gathered a few questions that we run into regarding eye exams.
Why is it important to get routine eye exams?
Your eyes offer a unique view of your veins and arteries that no other part of the body provides without surgery. The signs of many diseases can be seen through an eye exam including stroke, diabetes, and multiple sclerosis. Additionally, the earlier an eye condition is detected and treated, the better the outcome.
Why do I need to give a health history?
Our eye care provider will read your health history and it will help us target areas that could be of concern. Your eyes and vision can be affected by certain health conditions such as diabetes or high blood pressure.
How long does a routine eye exam take?
For most people, a routine eye exam takes between 30 and 45 minutes. If you are going to choose eyeglasses or get fitted for contact lenses, you need to allow for more time.
What will happen during an eye exam?
During the eye exam, Dr. Lomazov will perform a variety of tests that will tell us how well you can see. If your vision is not perfect, refraction will define what type of correction is needed to provide 20/20 vision.
What does the eye chart measure?
The eye chart in our optometrist's office is called a Snellen chart. It checks for 20/20 vision which is considered normal vision. It is measured at a distance of 20 feet. It checks your clarity and sharpness as well as how far off of normal your vision is.
How often should I have an eye exam?
How often you need an eye exam depends on a couple of factors; your age, health, and any vision issues. If you are over 60, have any health issues, or wear contact lenses or glasses, a yearly exam is needed. If you have no known vision problems or vision issues, then every 3-5 years. Children need to have an eye exam between 6 and 12 months and then again before beginning school.
Is it necessary for the doctor to dilate my pupils during the exam?
For most routine eye exams, our doctor will not dilate your eyes. If there is a suspicion that you have a disease that might be affecting your retina like diabetes, then a dilated exam is the appropriate option. It is painless and allows our eye doctor to perform a thorough eye exam.
Contact Our Optometrist in Arlington Heights & Barrington, IL
If you are looking for an optometrist in Arlington Heights or Barrington, Dr. Lomazov at AssureVision is welcoming new patients. Call our office in Arlington Heights today at (847) 368-9999 or our Barrington office at (224) 407-2020.