At Family Eye Care, Dr. Patti A. Richard and her team provide quality eye health and vision care for the for the entire family. They deliver personalized eye health and vision care in a friendly and relaxed environment, and delight in educating patients on eye health and vision. 

Our experienced doctors will work with you to fully assess your vision and develop a plan of treatment or care that is well-suited to your unique eye health needs. We have invested in the latest in eye health diagnostic technology to spot any issues, often before you notice any symptoms. 

While tests will vary based on your eyes and your medical history, most comprehensive eye exams include the following:

  • Assessment of visual acuity (the sharpness of your vision) and determining your correct eyeglass prescription.
  • Eye pressure measurement, to help screen for glaucoma. 
  • Visual fields test to determine if you have blind spots or peripheral vision issues.
  • Cover test, which identifies crossed eyes or binocular vision problems.
  • Slit lamp exam to detect diseases and conditions affecting the front of the eye.
  • Dilated eye exam, to monitor the health of the retina and optic nerve.

Th comprehensive eye exam at Family Eye Care in North Andover may take up to an hour. All the tests administered are painless, and your doctor or technician will explain each test to minimize any discomfort you may feel during your exam. 

What Are the Benefits of a Comprehensive Eye Exam?

There are many benefits to seeing an optometrist for a comprehensive eye exam. 

Get a Full Understanding of Your Eye Health and Vision

During your eye exam at Family Eye Care, your doctor will provide you with immediate feedback about the health of your eyes. Your doctor will test for nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism, focusing problems, other vision issues, and eye diseases. 

Based on their findings, they will provide you with a prescription for eyeglasses or contact lenses if needed and helpful information you need to know about your vision and eye health.

Prevent Damage from Eye Diseases

Perhaps the greatest benefit of routine eye exams is their ability to prevent degenerative eye diseases. Healthy vision requires regular maintenance and care. Neglecting to get your eyes checked by a qualified optometrist can lead to the development of eye issues that can progress over time and have significant long-term effects, including blindness. 

Certain diseases like glaucoma, macular degeneration, and diabetic retinopathy have no symptoms in the early stages—they can develop slowly and without pain. If left undiagnosed, these diseases often have irreversible consequences. Seeing an eye doctor on a regular basis can protect your vision through early diagnosis and treatment.

Comprehensive Eye Exam at Family Eye Care

Our doctors and team of eye care professionals are here to help you achieve clear vision and your highest quality life. Make your healthy eyes and vision a priority and contact our office to schedule your next eye exam.