Maintaining your eye health is important part of preventive healthcare and routine eye exams is the best way to keep your eyes healthy and to maintain good vision. In some cases, not only vision problems are identified, but also some medical conditions are first discovered during a routine eye exam. Before your eye exam, the eye doctor or an office staff member will take your medical and vision history, including all medications both prescription and over the counter you are taking. During your exam, the doctor may perform a series of tests designed to evaluate your vision and check for eye diseases. In general, the earlier a potential problem is diagnosed, the better the prognosis for treatment. Conditions such as glaucoma, cataracts, diabetes and dry eyes are often discovered during routine exams.
For people between the ages of 18 and 40, a routine eye exam is recommended every 1- 2 years to detect problems such as glaucoma and refractive errors. Annual eye exams are recommended every year for people over age 40 when there is an increased chance of glaucoma, cataracts and other eye conditions. This is particularly important if you have risk factors or a family history of eye problems.
When you call to make an appointment for an eye exam, briefly and clearly describe any vision problem you are having. Before you go, list questions for the eye doctor. Be prepared to discuss any drugs you're taking and your (and your family's) eye health history. On the day of your exam, take your glasses and/or contact lenses, if you use them, and sunglasses for the trip home, since your pupils may be dilated.
Atwal Eye Care/Buffalo Eye Care Associates offers a wide variety of designer eyeglass frames and the latest technology in lenses.
Our licensed Opticians will help you select the frame and lenses that best suit your lifestyle. We participate with many Insurance companies, such as COMMUNITY BLUE, SPECTERA, VISION SERVICE PLAN (V.S.P.), NVA, EYE MED, UNIVERA, and INDEPENDENT HEALTH.
Atwal Eye Care/Buffalo Eye Care Associates also fits and dispenses contact lenses.