Eye & Vision Services
Eye exams, contact lens fittings, urgent eye care
- 1 hr1 hour
- Stadium Parkway
EYE & VISION EXAMINATION Annual eye exams are important because the eyes are the window to a patient's health and well-being. A comprehensive vision and eye health examination can detect a wide range of problems affecting vision function, such as blurred vision or eye discomfort, and eye health disorders. The most common eye and vision conditions can be found on the American Optometric Association website at https://www.aoa.org/patients-and-public/eye-and-vision-problems/glossary-of-eye-and-vision-conditions. It is recommended to have a personalized comprehensive eye exam by an optometrist every one to two years depending on age, health, ocular and family history, occupation, and use of certain medications and contact lenses. During an eye exam, the doctor will ask you questions about any symptoms or issues you are experiencing with your eyes or vision, and your overall health. The vision acuity test will help determine whether corrective glasses, contacts, or eye exercises are needed. The results of the vision acuity test are portrayed as a fraction, with 20/20 being the standard for normal distance and reading vision. A dilated pupil exam allows the doctor to thoroughly assess the health of the eyes for glaucoma, cataracts, macular degeneration, and the ocular effects of many general health disorders such as diabetes and high blood pressure, as well as effects of medications. Because life is a visual experience, it shouldn't be missed because of poor vision or ocular diseases. URGENT EYE CARE Symptoms of emergency eye problems can include (but are not limited to): loss of vision, pain, foreign objects in the eye, flashes of light, "floaters" (little black specks floating across your vision), or injury (chemical splashes, blunt force trauma, etc). If you experience these symptoms, or any other that concern you, please seek care from an eye doctor as soon as possible. You may contact our office and we will do our best to schedule you the same day. If you experience these when our office is closed or after hours, please call the office and follow the phone instructions. If you are calling about a true medical emergency, please call 911 immediately or go to the closest emergency room or urgent care center. For more information on how to protect your eyes at work visit the American Optometric Association website at https://www.aoa.org/patients-and-public/caring-for-your-vision/protecting-your-vision.
5500 Stadium Parkway, Melbourne, FL, USA