FULL EYE EXAMINATIONS:
A full eye exam includes comprehensive vision testing to determine your current prescription for glasses, and a thorough eye health assessment including diagnostic tests for glaucoma, cataracts, and macular degeneration, as well as other eye diseases and disorders. It's generally recommended that adults between the ages of 20-64 have a regular eye examination once every 2 years, and that children and teenagers have an annual eye examination starting at age 3. It is also recommended that seniors age 65 and over should also have an annual eye examination. Dr. Stone also facilitates referrals for cataract surgery, macular degeneration assessment and treatment, laser refractive surgery, and other referral needs as necessary and appropriate.
Children's eye examinations:
Although children should have their first eye examination no later than age 3, they can be examined at any age and don't need to know letters, or even need to respond verbally during the exam. In fact, many children find their annual eye exams to be lots of fun!
We provide dilated retinal examinations with optional retinal photography to assess for retinal holes and tears, diabetic retinopathy, macular degeneration, as well as many other "silent" eye diseases that can cause vision damage.
Individuals with diabetes should have an annual eye examination which also includes a dilated assessment of the retina to detect any damage that can occur as a result of the disease, which can "silently" cause vision loss over time. A report is usually sent to the family doctor as well.