Eye exams ensure clear vision, healthy eyes, and early detection of health issues throughout the body—not just the eyes. 

We're going to break down every aspect of eye exams: what they are, when to get them, and what makes Lensworks’ exams special. 

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Eye care is more than a one-size-fits-all solution. It’s about you. Everyone is different. That’s why Lensworks provides a variety of eye exam options, including:

  • Routine Eye Exams
  • Comprehensive Eye Exams
  • Contact Lens Eye Exams

Routine eye exams are quick and straightforward. They’re a great way to determine near-sightedness or farsightedness, in addition to other eye-related problems like astigmatism. In addition to testing vision, comprehensive eye exams can help identify ocular diseases and other conditions.

Comprehensive eye exams are a more thorough series of tests performed by an optometrist or ophthalmologist. In addition to getting you a prescription, comprehensive eye exams identify ocular disease and other conditions.

Contact lens exams will give you a general vision prescription and consultation and measurement to determine your contact lens fit.


How Often Should I Get An Eye Exam?

Many factors determine how often you should have an eye exam. If you wear glasses or contact lenses, you should see an eye doctor for a comprehensive eye exam once a year

If you don’t wear glasses, doctors suggest getting examined based on your age first. The American Optometric Association (AOA) makes the following recommendations:

Children should get a comprehensive eye exam at between 6 to 12 months of age, once between 3 to 5 years of age, once before 1st grade, and then annually until they are 18. 

Adults 18 through 64 should get a comprehensive eye exam once every 2 to 3 years. And for adults 65 and older, they recommend seeing the optometrist once a year. 

For patients who don’t currently wear glasses but are at risk for eye issues, the AOA suggests yearly comprehensive eye exams. Eye health risk factors include:

  • Diabetes
  • High blood pressure (hypertension)
  • Family history of eye disease

What is a Comprehensive Eye Exam?

There’s a reason we recommend comprehensive eye exams every few years. They give you a well-rounded sense of your eye health and prevent ocular conditions or diseases before they become a problem.

There are a few factors that determine if you should contact Lensworks about a comprehensive eye exam. Contact us today to set up an appointment if you experience:

  • Frequent changes in glasses prescription
  • Seeing halos around lights or a white spot on the pupil
  • Poor night vision
  • Changes in how you see color
  • Difficulty reading up close
  • Poor peripheral vision

Here’s What’s Included in a Comprehensive Eye Exam at Lensworks

When you come in for an eye exam, we’ll first take measurements of your eye. Then we’ll evaluate the retina, lens, and posterior section of the eye and measure eye pressure. 

Next, we perform visual acuity and visual field tests to get a complete picture of your vision. And finally, we will check how well your eyes work together with a cover test and binocular vision assessment. 

We also screen for certain vision problems during this exam. Conditions we look for include:

  • Myopia
  • Dry eye
  • Astigmatism
  • Glaucoma
  • Diabetes
  • Digital eye strain

Contact Lensworks for an Eye Exam Today

If you need a comprehensive, routine, or contact lens eye exam in Grand Prairie, give us a call at (469) 349-1349 or schedule an appointment online. We also offer walk-in eye exams.