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Eye Examinations in New Castle, PA

Eye exams are an important part of maintaining eye health. The ophthalmologists at Lawrence County Eye Associates offer comprehensive eye exams for patients of all ages in the New Castle, PA area. Call 724-658-5597 to schedule an eyee care appointment appointmen

Eye Exams: What to Expect

Regular eye exams allow your ophthalmologist to help you to correct or adapt your vision changes, and detect and treat any eye problems in their early stages of development. These exams ensure that your eyes are healthy and help you to inform you about any risks for eye disease.
During your first exam, you should expect questions about vision history, medications, and family medical history. These answers help your eye doctor to assess your risk for eye disease and vision problems, so be prepared to be specific.
Eye Chart — Eye Exams in New Castle, PA
If you wear corrective lenses, such as contacts or glasses, bring them to your appointment. The ophthalmologist will ensure your prescription is the best one for you. You should also be prepared to remove your contacts for certain exams. Tests that use orange dye to temporarily color your eye may permanently dye your lenses. You will want to remove the lens before these tests.

Who needs an eye exam?

Even if you think your eyes are healthy, you will still need an eye exam from time to time. Your age and health determine when an eye exam is appropriate:
Children Five Years & Younger
Depending on your child's willingness to cooperate, his or her first eye exam should be between the ages of three and five.
School-Age Children & Adolescents
Have your child's vision checked before entering the first grade and every other year thereafter. If your child does have vision problems or you have a family history of vision problems, have your child's vision re-checked every year. The practice physicians can recommend a checkup schedule for your child.
If you do not wear glasses or contacts, have no symptoms of eye trouble, don't have a family history of eye disease, and don't have a chronic disease that puts you at risk of eye disease, such as diabetes, have an eye exam at the following intervals:
  • Ages 20 and 29 - Once within This Age Range
  • Ages 30 and 39 - Twice within This Age Group
  • Ages 40 and 65 - Every Two to Four Years
  • After Age 65 - Annually
If you wear glasses or contacts, you will need to have your eyes checked yearly, and if you notice any problems with your vision, schedule an appointment as soon as possible. Blurred vision, for example, may suggest you need a prescription change. A sudden increase in the number of floaters—dark spots darting through your vision—could suggest vision-threatening changes to your retina.

People at High Risk of Vision Problems

If you have certain other health problems like diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, or acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS); previous eye injuries; are African American, placing you at an increased risk of glaucoma; or have a family history of eye disease, you may need more frequent eye examinations. If you are in one of these high-risk categories, follow your ophthalmologist's recommendations for frequency of eye exams.

Who will perform my eye exam?

Ophthalmologist - An Ophthalmologist is a medical doctor who provides full eye care, such as giving you a complete eye exam, prescribing corrective lenses, diagnosing and treating complex eye diseases, and performing surgery.
Ophthalmic Technologist - Various segments of your exam are assigned to an ophthalmic assistant or technologist. These clinical staff members are skilled in various testing and data gathering techniques. Our technologists have more than 30 years of combined experience in ophthalmic assisting.

Eye Exams May Detect Conditions Like:

  • Cataracts
  • Glaucoma
  • Dry Eye
  • Macular Degeneration