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Routine eye exams are key to maintaining eye health and mitigating vision health concerns. Regular screenings also catch eye diseases in their early stages.
Recognizing eye diseases early on can prevent vision damage from occurring and help your eye doctor to create an effective treatment plan for you.
Unfortunately, there are many eye problems that can develop without any symptoms. In most cases, symptoms won't show up until they’re in advanced stages. The sooner an eye doctor can check your eyes, the more treatment options you’ll have available.
Here's what you need about your next eye care visit, along with recommendations to keep your vision healthy.
We have two types of eye doctors you can visit at Eye Doctors of Chester County and Levin Luminais Chronister Eye Associates:
Because we have both types of doctors at our practices, our doctors can take care of all your eye needs in one place. We work to prevent, detect and treat eye issues. We specialize in cataract treatment options.
Childhood Eye Screenings
It’s never too early to start taking care of your child’s eyes. Young eyes grow and change rapidly until the end of adolescence.
Newborns should be screened by an ophthalmologist soon after birth. They should have a second screening between six months and their first birthday. Further assessments should happen at three years of age and when they start school.
A child should have vision screenings or comprehensive eye exams if a problem is suspected. If needed, our doctor of optometry in Berwyn or Thorndale can also help fit your child with glasses.
Adult Routine and Comprehensive Eye Exams
Every adult should get a comprehensive eye exam at 40 years old to detect early signs of disease. Starting at the age of 20, adults should also come in every two to four years for an eye exam.
You should come in sooner if you suspect any vision issues.
If you have refractive errors, Levin Luminais Chronister Eye Associates can fit you with glasses, contact lenses or discuss refractive surgery. For any detected eye diseases, we’ll also recommend a range of treatment options suitable for you.
Senior and Vision Exams
Seniors should have their eyes checked either every year, or every other year. This number may change depending on what your eye doctor recommends for you. Vision exams are an important way to detect conditions like cataracts, glaucoma, and diabetic retinopathy.
If cataracts are already bothering you, contact us to discuss your choices. We specialize in providing treatment options for those suffering from cataracts.
You will be asked to provide a complete medical history including all medications you take. The clinical staff will also perform a visual acuity test to see if you have 20/20 vision. If necessary, the doctors prescribe corrective lenses.
We’ll also check your eye pressure, eye movement, side vision and pupils. To see the back of your retina, we may use dilating eye drops.
Based on your results and vision concerns, we may perform more specialized tests.
Our routine eye exam in Thorndale or Berwyn doesn't usually take more than 30 minutes. It's a quick checkup to see if you need glasses or a new prescription.
An optician, optometrist, or ophthalmologist can do routine eye exams.
A comprehensive eye exam takes anywhere from 30 minutes to an hour. Our doctors will perform several tests to detect diseases and vision problems.
You should do this exam every two years or as recommended.
A variety of diseases and problems can be detected by an eye exam at our offices. This doesn't only relate to the eyes! Some of the most common issues our doctors can see by checking your eyes include:
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Wondering where to go for routine eye care services? Searching for your next eye doctor?
Levin Luminais Chronister Eye Associates and Eye Doctors of Chester County have been providing the best in eye care since 1977! Schedule an appointment with us in Thorndale or Berwyn, PA today!
THE GREENVIEW PAVILION
3000 CG ZINN ROAD
THORNDALE, PA 19372
P : 610-384-9100
F : 610-384-3937
EYE DOCTORS OF CHESTER COUNTY
1175 Lancaster Avenue
BERWYN, PA 19312
P : 610-384-9100
F : 610-384-3937