Comprehensive Eye Exams

A comprehensive eye exam includes more than just determining your need for glasses or contact lenses. At Wells Branch Vision Care, our doctors look at every aspect of the visual system to determine your visual capability, efficiency, and ocular health.

Why do you need eye exams?

Periodic eye exams are an important part of preventive health care. Many eye and vision problems have no obvious signs or symptoms. As a result, individuals are often unaware that problems exist. Early diagnosis and treatment of eye and vision problems are important for maintaining good vision and eye health, and when possible, preventing vision loss.

How often should you have an eye exam?

Eye exam frequency is dependent upon a few factors, such as age and existing eye health or conditions, such as poor vision or glaucoma. The American Optometric Association recommends the following:

Children: 6 months -> 3 years -> Start of School -> Every two years thereafter
Adults with eyeglasses or contact lenses: Annually
Adults without vision correction: Every two years
Seniors over the age of 60: Annually

Did you know?

Did you know that each of your eyes has a blind spot? Humans rarely notice the blind spot as the brain fills in the missing gap in vision.

“Dr. Hamilton is a true professional. This was the best visit I have ever had at a DR office. He is very energetic, polite and personable, and above all his work is second to none. The office was very clean and the staff is also very well trained and professional. He is the type that you can go to for years to come.”

– Fred

About Dr. Hamilton

Dr. Derek Hamilton graduated from Michigan College of Optometry. He has volunteered his optometric services in the South American country of Guyana. A leader in his profession, Dr. Hamilton is a member of the American Optometric Association’s Continuing Education Committee.

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