Comprehensive Eye Exams in Colorado Springs, CO

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Comprehensive Eye Exams

The most common eye exam we perform is the Comprehensive Eye Exam.

In a Comprehensive Eye exam the doctor examines both the vision and the eye health of a patient. We recommend most patients have a Comprehensive Eye Exam once a year to check their vision and eye health.

Adults in good health with good vision can often go two years between eye exams. Some patients with medical conditions affecting the eyes need eye exams every six months.
 
 
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Vision

During a comprehensive eye exam, we perform a thorough check of the patient's vision. Since vision often changes gradually, sometimes patients don’t notice that their vision has been getting worse. An updated prescription can reduce eye strain and help patients use their eyes more easily and with more comfort. In addition to prescribing single vision glasses, our doctors are experts on bifocal and progressive lenses and contact lenses.

Dr. Roark and Dr. Parker are experts in prescribing vision correction and are focused on providing the best possible eye care to their patients. Our clinic offers top tier frames, eyeglass lenses and contact lenses as well as a whole range of options to fit every budget.
 
Our optometrists and staff listen to our patients about their eyesight and the tasks they want to achieve with their glasses and recommend the vision solutions that will achieve the best fit for the patient's budget and needs.
 
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Health

Even if a person is seeing clearly, it is important to have a regular eye exam with an optometrist. There are eye diseases and conditions that a patient may not notice on their own until their vision is permanently affected. A patient’s retina can be damaged without the patient noticing any symptoms in their vision. Early intervention is key in preventing vision loss from retinopathy, macular degeneration, and glaucoma. In a comprehensive exam, our eye doctors perform a thorough ocular health check. If additional testing is necessary, we have visual field and glaucoma diagnosis testing equipment available. Our doctors work closely with local ophthalmologists to help patients receive the best and most appropriate care possible and provide referrals to patients who need ocular surgeries.
 

Diabetic Eye Exams

 
It is especially important for patients with diabetes to have regular eye exams. The back of the eye, the retina, relies on a complex network of blood vessels. Patients with diabetes are much more susceptible to retinal damage, or retinopathy. Our Colorado Springs doctors and staff are very experienced with providing care to diabetic patients and performing diabetic eye exams. We are happy to provide letters to your primary care physicians to update them on your diabetic eye health.

If you do have diabetes please be prepared to be dilated at your appointment. If you have circumstances preventing you from being dilated on the day of your appointment we are able to conduct the dilation portion of your exam on a different day, but dilation is an essential part of a diabetic eye exam.

Click here for more information on how diabetes can affect the eye.
 

Pediatric Eye Exams

It is especially important for children and adolescents to have regular eye exams. As a child grows, changes in the shape of their eye can cause changes in their vision more quickly than in adults. Young children may be unable to recognize or communicate that they are seeing poorly. A large part of the testing and teaching in today's schools is presented to students visually, so correcting a child's vision is very important. Because children's eyes a very flexible, a child who is seeing poorly may still be able to overfocus and see clearly, but will be straining and tiring their eyes. A child with eye strain and discomfort will not be able to read or stay focused for as long as they would if they had appropriate prescription eyewear correcting their vision. A student who is having to focus on seeing can't focus as well on learning.
 
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Uncorrected vision issues can cause a child who would normally be a good student to seem like a bad student.

We recommend a yearly eye exam for children aged three years old and older. If you have concerns about your child's eyes or a family history of very poor eyesight, we can see children younger than three years old. Give our office a call if you don't know whether or not an eye exam is a good idea for your young child.