Eye Exam

Avon Vision Associates 860-677-6444  

New Hartford Eye Associates 860-379-7183

The doctors at Avon Vision Associates and New Hartford Eye Associates provide expert comprehensive vision and eye health evaluations. Using advanced diagnostic technology, your eye doctor will assess your visual system and determine the type of visual correction to best suit your needs. Visual correction methods can include eyeglasses, contact lenses, and refractive surgery.  

Getting regular comprehensive eye exams is a vital part of health care for children and adults. During the comprehensive eye exam, our expert doctors will fully assess your eye health and vision.  

While the tests administered during a comprehensive eye exam can vary based on your medical history, most comprehensive eye exams will include the following:  

  • Assessment of visual acuity (the sharpness of your vision) and determining your correct eyeglass prescription.    
  • Visual fields test to determine if you have blind spots or peripheral vision issues.    
  • Cover test, which identifies crossed eyes or binocular vision problems.    
  • Slit lamp exam to detect diseases and conditions affecting the front of the eye.  
  • Eye pressure measurement to help screen for glaucoma.  
  • Dilated eye exam to monitor the health of the retina and optic nerve.  

Benefits of a comprehensive eye exam 

There are many benefits when you see an expert optometrist regularly for eye health and vision care. Our doctors will help you maintain healthy vision, prevent damage from eye diseases, identify underlying health conditions of which you may not be aware, and improve your overall quality of life.  

Maintain healthy vision  

Even if you don’t currently wear eyeglasses or contact lenses, vision can change over time, and you may not be aware that your vision isn’t as clear and sharp as it used to be. During your eye exam, your doctor will provide you with immediate feedback about your vision. They will test for nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism, focusing problems, and other vision issues. Based on their findings, they will provide you with a prescription for eyeglasses or contact lenses if needed and helpful information you need to know about your vision and eye health.  

Prevent damage from eye diseases 

Certain diseases like glaucoma, macular degeneration, and diabetic retinopathy have no symptoms in the early stages—they can develop slowly and without pain. If left undiagnosed, these diseases often have irreversible consequences. Seeing an eye doctor on a regular basis can protect your vision through early diagnosis and treatment.    

Identify underlying health conditions  

Did you know that your eyes are a window into your overall health? That’s right – by looking at your eyes, your doctor may be able to catch signs of other underlying health conditions such as diabetes, hypertension, and even certain types of cancers.  

Get relief from digital eye strain  

Digital eye strain, also known as computer vision syndrome, is a condition that occurs because of the prolonged use of digital devices, such as computers, smartphones, and tablets. The symptoms of digital eye strain can include headaches, dry and irritated eyes, blurred vision, neck and shoulder pain, and fatigue.  

Getting an eye exam can help to diagnose and treat digital eye strain. Our eye doctors will check your visual acuity, eye muscle function, and overall eye health during the comprehensive eye exam.

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If the doctor suspects that you have digital eye strain, they may recommend specific types of eyeglasses or contact lenses, such as computer glasses. Computer glasses are designed to filter out the blue light emitted by digital screens, reducing glare and improving contrast.  

Additionally, the doctor may also advise on lifestyle changes, such as taking regular breaks and adjusting lighting and your distance from the screen, to prevent the symptoms of digital eye strain. An eye exam is important as it can help to identify any underlying eye conditions that may be contributing to the symptoms of digital eye strain, such as uncorrected refractive error or other conditions like dry eye disease.  

Improve your quality of life  

Getting regular eye exams can help improve your quality of life. If you’re having trouble seeing properly, it can make everyday activities such as reading and driving more difficult, and that can start to take a toll on your enjoyment of life. But with regular eye exams and glasses or contact lenses prescribed as needed, you’ll be able to see clearly and enjoy all the activities you love without any difficulties. 

The expert optometrists at Avon Vision Associates and New Hartford Eye Associates are here to help you achieve clear vision and live your highest quality life. Make your eye health and vision a priority and contact us today to schedule a comprehensive eye exam.