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.
- 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.
- 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.