Vision and Ortho-K Center
Curtis Frank, OD
Optometry & Specialty Contact Lens Practice located in Boston, MA & Newton Upper Falls, MA
One of the best ways to keep your eyes healthy at any age is with a comprehensive eye exam that not only evaluates your vision but your overall eye health, as well. At Vision and Ortho-K Center in Boston, and Newton Upper Falls Massachusetts, Curtis Frank, OD, a highly regarded optometrist with more than 30 years in his field, offers patients of all ages comprehensive eye exams, using the latest testing and diagnostic technology. To get a new vision prescription and to have your eyes screened for a variety of common conditions, call the office today, or book an appointment online.
Eye Exams Q & A
Why do I need regularly scheduled eye exams?
A comprehensive eye exam does so much more than check your vision. It’s your best defense against common eye conditions at any age. Eye exams allow your optometrist to get a clear picture of your overall eye health and to detect any areas of concern before they become more serious problems.
Early detection of problems means early treatment and often a more favorable outcome. An eye exam can prevent vision and eye problems down the road.
What can I expect during my comprehensive eye exam?
At Vision and Ortho-K Center, your eye exam includes testing for:
- Macular degeneration
The optometry team has the latest technology and automated testing equipment to deliver the most accurate, up-to-date results. They also test for the effects of health conditions on your eyes, including, diabetes, high blood pressure, and multiple sclerosis. If you take certain medications, the exam looks for side effects from those, as well.
The state-of-the-art technology also allows Dr. Frank and the team to accurately evaluate and prescribe new glasses, contact lenses, and assess your peripheral vision.
How often should I have an eye exam?
Your overall health, vision needs, and age are contributing factors to the frequency of your eye exams.
Children and adolescents
Typically, children younger than five years old have a vision evaluation as part of a pediatric doctor’s visit. If the pediatrician notices an area of concern, they may recommend a comprehensive eye exam. Otherwise, schedule your child’s first eye exam before they enter first grade. After that, it’s common to schedule an eye exam every one to two years.
It’s a good idea to schedule an eye exam for yourself every year or two, even if you don’t wear glasses or experience any vision problems. During your exam, Dr. Frank checks for signs of cataracts, glaucoma, and macular degeneration, among other conditions you may not realize you’re at risk of developing.
If you have diabetes or other underlying health issues, you may have an increased risk for certain eye conditions. In these cases, your optometrist may recommend scheduling an eye exam every year or more often.
What tests do you perform during my eye exam?
The team conducts a thorough eye exam to check:
- Eye muscle coordination
- Overall eye health
- Eye pressure
- Internal and external eye structures
- Neurological function of your eyes
- Color vision
- Retina health
- Vision acuity
Based on your individual needs, the team at Vision and Ortho-K Center may recommend further testing to keep your eyes in their best health.
For convenience, you can schedule a comprehensive eye exam along with a contact lens exam, if needed. Call the office, or book online today.