OC Optometry Group
Optometrists located in Newport Beach, CA
At OC Optometry Group in Newport Beach, CA, we are dedicated to providing exceptional eye care services to our patients. One of the key services we offer is eye exams, which are crucial for maintaining optimal vision health.
Regularly scheduled eye exams are the best way to keep your eyes healthy — and for that reason, it’s especially important to have a trusted team of eye care experts on your side. The staff at the OC Optometry Group in Newport Beach, California, takes the time to perform thorough eye exams, and if problems appear they find the best treatment to help. Emergencies are seen on the same day you call. Use the online booking tool or call the OC Optometry Group office to schedule an appointment now.
Eye Exams Q & A
When do adults need to have an eye exam?
Your eye exam schedule depends on your individual needs. In most cases, your OC Optometry Group doctor will recommend thorough eye exams at least once every two years if your eyes are healthy. If you suffer from eye disease or you've recently had eye trauma, your exam frequency may be higher.
What is the eye exam schedule for children?
The American Optometric Association recommends that your child's first eye exam should occur at around 6 months old. The next exam should happen at age 3, and again at around age 6 (prior to starting school.)
If your child enjoys good eye health, he or she will need to see the eye doctor just once every two years while in school. If your child needs vision correction or has any type of ongoing eye issues, he or she will need to see the eye doctor once a year.
What does an eye exam include?
Eye exams at the OC Optometry Group begin with a review of your medical history, including your eye health history. Your optometrist performs a range of tests that check your up-close vision, your distance vision, your eye movement, your focus, and other aspects of your eye health.
During the exam, your OC Optometry Group doctor will closely check your eye structure for abnormalities or early signs of ocular disease. In some comprehensive eye exams, you'll have your eye dilated so the eye doctor can get the best view of your inner eyes. The dilation may not be necessary if you're not having any eye issues.
Our experienced optometrists utilize advanced diagnostic techniques and state-of-the-art equipment to assess your visual acuity, evaluate the overall health of your eyes, and detect any potential issues or conditions.
Pre-Testing: Setting the Foundation
Before your eye exam, our team will conduct pre-testing procedures to gather important information about your eyes and vision. These tests help us establish a baseline for further evaluations and assist our optometrist in providing personalized care. Pre-testing includes:
- Visual Acuity Measurement: We will assess your visual acuity using an eye chart, which helps determine the sharpness and clarity of your vision at different distances.
- Tonometry: This test measures the intraocular pressure within your eyes, helping us screen for glaucoma, a potentially sight-threatening condition.
- Autorefraction: This automated test provides an objective assessment of your refractive error, assisting in determining the appropriate prescription for your glasses or contact lenses.
Refraction: Precise Prescription Determination
The refraction process involves determining your exact eyeglass or contact lens prescription. Our optometrist will use various techniques to measure the way light bends as it enters your eyes, helping them determine the precise level of nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism, or presbyopia you may have. This part of the eye exam allows us to provide you with accurate vision correction solutions.
Ocular Health Assessment: Protecting Your Eyes
The ocular health assessment is a critical component of our eye exams. Our optometrist will carefully evaluate the health of your eyes, looking for signs of any underlying conditions or diseases. This assessment involves:
- Slit-Lamp Examination: Using a specialized microscope, we examine the structures of your eyes, including the cornea, iris, lens, and retina. This helps us identify any abnormalities, such as cataracts, macular degeneration, or corneal disorders.
- Retinal Evaluation: Through the use of dilating eye drops, we can examine the back of your eye, including the retina and optic nerve. This allows us to detect early signs of conditions like diabetic retinopathy, retinal detachment, or glaucoma.
- Eye Pressure Evaluation: By performing tonometry as part of the ocular health assessment, we can identify elevated intraocular pressure, which may indicate glaucoma.
- Visual Field Testing: This test assesses your peripheral vision, ensuring that there are no blind spots or areas of vision loss.
Our Commitment to Your Vision
At OC Optometry Group, we prioritize your visual health and strive to provide eye exams that go beyond just determining your prescription. Our dedicated team will take the time to understand your unique needs, answer your questions, and ensure that you receive the personalized care you deserve.
What if I need eyeglasses or contacts?
If you're nearsighted, farsighted, have astigmatism, or need vision correction of any type, your OC Optometry Group doctor can issue a new prescription after your comprehensive eye exam. You can choose from a wide range of eyeglasses and contacts to get the options that best fit your lifestyle.
Need an eye doctor that has decades of expertise behind him or her? The OC Optometry Group is here for you. Book your eye exam online now, or call the office to arrange your appointment soon. Regular eye exams are vital for maintaining good vision and catching any potential issues early. Schedule an appointment with us today and take the first step towards optimal eye health. You can learn more about us by checking our business page, and make sure to get directions before heading our way.