Eye Exam

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Omega Optical is a leading provider of comprehensive eye exams for adults and children in and around the Philadelphia, PA, region, using state-of-the-art techniques to diagnose vision issues in their earliest stages so they can be corrected for better vision and improved eye health.

Eye Examination FAQs

Your eye exam will include an array of simple, noninvasive tests to measure how well your eyes function both singly and together, as well as assessments of your visual acuity (how clearly you see under different conditions) and the structures of your eyes. Special drops will be used to painlessly widen your pupils so the retina and optic nerve head can be clearly seen and evaluated, and the pressure inside your eye will be measured as well.

Generally speaking, if you don’t have any existing vision problems, you should have a dilated exam every one to three years, depending on whether you have any risk factors for eye diseases or disorders. If you wear contact lenses, you should be seen annually for an exam to ensure your corneas (and the rest of you eyes) are in good shape. Children also need regular eye exams to prevent problems in school or with social activities and to avoid developmental and learning delays. Ideally, children should be evaluated before their first birthday to identify any underlying diseases that could be present, then again at age three and again before entering first grade, followed by visits every one to three years. You should also have an exam any time you experience a vision- or eye-related problem.

Some of the most common risk factors include:

  • older age

  • family history of eye diseases or vision problems

  • smoking

  • contact lens wear

  • diabetes

  • some autoimmune diseases like Sjogren’s syndrome or Graves’ disease

  • chronic exposure to irritants

  • prior eye injury or prior eye surgery

During your office visit, be sure to discuss your personal and family medical history including any medications you take, to help identify risk factors and determine the need screening.