Comprehensive Eye Exams
We Offer Lenscrafters Digital Eye Exams in Our La Jolla Office
Do you wait until you notice a problem before visiting your eye doctor for an eye exam? Or do you schedule routine check-ups? Many people are not aware of how important it is to have regular eye exams. In fact, it is the most dependable way to preserve your long-lasting eye health and quality vision. Don’t make the mistake of waiting until you have a complaint about your vision before reserving your comprehensive eye exam. Book an appointment today with Dr. Elliot Shapiro, your expert optometrist in San Diego’s La Jolla community.
Importance of Eye Exams
Clear and healthy vision plays a primary role in every part of your life, which is why preventive eye care is so critical. What you may not know is that many common eye diseases and vision conditions do not cause symptoms at the beginning. It is only when these disorders, such as glaucoma, cataracts, and macular degeneration, progress to a later stage that problems appear. Unfortunately, that is also when vision damage has already occurred and treatment has a less positive prognosis. In contrast, when eye disease is caught early by an eye exam, your eye doctor can treat it immediately – before there is any irreversible vision loss.
Along with inspecting for eye disease, Dr. Shapiro will also check your vision during an eye exam in our La Jolla office. Vision does not generally stay the same throughout all stages of life. We will verify that your current vision prescription is accurate to ensure that you receive the most appropriate vision correction, including eyeglasses, bifocal/multifocal, and contact lenses.
What to Expect During Your Eye Exam
We treat every patient who enters our La Jolla, San Diego, eye care center as a unique individual. That means you will benefit from the specific tests and procedures you need, depending upon your age, health condition, visual symptoms, and the judgement of our eye doctor.
In general, a complete eye exam begins with taking your case history and asking questions about your lifestyle requirements. We will then assess visual acuity, binocularity, color vision, peripheral vision and ocular health. Your eye doctor may also use tonometry (puff test or blue light) to measure intraocular pressure, which is a screening procedure for glaucoma. Depending upon the results of all of these tests, we may perform additional procedures using the latest technology, such as digital retinal imaging and OCT scans.
What to Expect During a Pediatric Eye Exam
Children are not simply little adults. That means they have different visual needs and risks than adults. As they grow, they may develop vision problems that could compromise learning and development. Only a comprehensive pediatric eye exam can detect these conditions. That’s why the American Optometric Association advises kids should have their eyes examined at six months old, at three years old (unless diagnosed with a vision condition that requires an earlier examination), and again before starting elementary school (age 5-6). If no vision correction or therapy is needed, follow-up eye exams should be scheduled every one to two years. Our eye doctor is highly qualified and experienced at performing specialized eye exams for kids in the San Diego area.
During your child’s eye exam in our La Jolla office, we will evaluate the following functional vision skills:
- Visual acuity
- Eye teaming/Binocularity
- Focusing ability/Accommodation
- Hand-eye coordination
- Visual perception skills
Ocular health is the foundation for clear vision, and our optometrist will also examine the inner eye tissues, as well the tissues around the eye for any abnormalities. If necessary, we may use dilating eye drops to obtain a sharper view.
We Offer Clarifye: LensCrafters Digital Eye Exams
Our La Jolla, San Diego, office is equipped with advanced Clarifye digital eye exam technology, so you are assured ultimate precision. Clarifye does away with the tedious, old-fashioned process of checking eyesight by questioning, “Which is clearer? A or B?” These state-of-the-art LensCrafters digital eye exams will determine your and your child’s vision prescription with a new level of detail and accuracy. Also, Clarifye helps to evaluate eye health thoroughly, identifying conditions such as macular degeneration, cataracts, and diabetic retinopathy.
Clarifye is a total game-changer when it comes to your eye care experience. Not only is it a precise diagnostic tool that gives more information than the conventional eye exam, but LensCrafters digital eye exams also improves efficiency and patient comfort, especially for fidgety kids (and adults…) who lack the patience to sit through a conventional eye exam!
Eye Exam Near Me
Look no further – Dr. Elliot Shapiro, Family Optometry, Inc., is your leading source for family-friendly eye exams in La Jolla, in San Diego. Our office is located conveniently to serve many neighborhoods; we are situated near the juncture of La Jolla Village Drive and Genesee Avenue, in the middle of a lively commercial center. With plenty of places to shop and dine next door, we make it easy and convenient to fit an eye exam into your busy day.
After Your Eye Exam
An open relationship between eye doctor and patient is the lasting basis of first-rate eye care. Our optometrist will meet with you to discuss your test results and to determine the most suitable treatment plan or vision correction, if needed.
Contact us to reserve your eye exam in La Jolla, San Diego, today.
Why get your eye exam at Lenscrafters?
Our team at LensCrafters in La Jolla is dedicated to helping you obtain the clearest, healthiest vision possible. Using top-notch skill and the latest technology, such as the Clarifye LensCrafters digital eye exam, we focus on total patient satisfaction – as opposed to other optical centers, where selling eyeglasses and making a sale is the priority. You can trust your LensCrafters eye exam to provide supreme precision, efficient service, and compassionate, expert treatment.
Where can I get an eye exam in central San Diego?
The answer is as clear as 20/20 vision! Schedule your eye exam at the La Jolla Village Drive office of Dr. Elliot Shapiro, Family Optometry, Inc., located conveniently inside LensCrafters. We equip our office with advanced technology, such as the Clarifye digital eye exam, to inspect your vision and ocular health thoroughly. Dr. Shapiro has been serving the central San Diego area with superior eye care for over 20 years.
Why do I need an eye exam?
Just as your body ages and changes over time, so do your eyes. A comprehensive eye exam is the only reliable way to identify the onset of ocular disease, as well as diagnose vision conditions that require treatment. Untreated eye problems can compromise your quality of life and lead to vision loss or complications.
Why should my child have yearly eye exams?
Children are at risk for a number of pediatric vision conditions. When undiagnosed or untreated, these disorders can affect kids’ ability to learn in the classroom, perform well on the sports field, and socialize with confidence. Annual pediatric eye exams help children make the most of their potential.