The purpose of an eye exam is to identify any problems affecting your eyes. During the exam, Dr. Weitzman checks for problems with your vision that may require glasses or contacts. He also looks for diseases of the eye, as well as signs of general health problems.
Having eye exams on a regular basis ensures that Dr. Weitzman can catch problems with your eyes as early as possible. In some cases, he may be able to catch problems before they cause any symptoms.
A comprehensive eye exam is more than a screening of your vision. Although Dr. Weitzman checks your vision during this exam, he performs other important tests as well. Other tests performed may include:
Dr. Weitzman also may dilate your pupils to get a better look at your eye's internal structures.
Most patients should have an eye exam every two years. However, in some cases, more frequent or less frequent eye exams may be recommended. Dr. Weitzman can tell you how often you should schedule your exams.
If Dr. Weitzman finds a problem during your eye exam, he takes steps to fix it. For example, if your vision test shows that your vision isn’t perfect, he may recommend eyeglasses or contacts to allow you to see better. If he discovers signs of a disease affecting your eyes, he may recommend treatments or further testing, depending on the circumstances.
In many cases, eye exams are covered by vision insurance policies. However, if you don’t have vision insurance, you have to pay for your exam yourself. Even if you do have vision insurance, you may still owe a copay or coinsurance for your exam. For more information, contact our office to discuss your costs in detail before your appointment and check your insurance coverage to see if eye exams are in your plan.
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