Eye And Vision Exams

Most people don't realize that their eyes are an intricate set of organs in the body. Our Saint Charles optometrists at Bogey Hills Vision Center offers an evaluation of the health of your eyes, including a vision exam to determine if you need corrective lenses.

What You Should Expect During an Eye Exam

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A comprehensive eye exam doesn't have to be scary. To begin, our optometrists will gather some necessary background information about your health history that could affect your current eye health. Our eye doctors then will start with a few vision exam procedures to determine the clarity of your eyesight. Here is a quick overview of tests you're probably familiar with:

  • A visual acuity test is reading letters from the Snellen eye chart to see if you may require corrective lenses

  • Retinoscopy allows your optometrist to identify the correct prescription for eyeglasses or contacts

  • Eye functioning and eye movement tests

Eye Exams That Check the Health of Eyes

Our optometrists don't only check the clarity of your vision. We also examine the health of your eye. We will run several tests to identify any source of possible issues that could lead to vision loss, especially as you age. Here are a few tests and instruments we may use to check the health of your eyes:

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  • Slit Lamp Testing- This test allows our doctors to examine the eye's structure in exquisite detail, looking for eye problems such as cataracts or macular degeneration. Using a high-intensity light will enable us to evaluate your eyes, but don't worry, it doesn't hurt a bit.

  • Glaucoma Testing- Our optometrists will use an instrument that blows a puff of air into your eyes to measure the pressure. Glaucoma is irreversible, but it can be managed with proper treatment.

  • Pupil Dilation- If our eye doctors want further testing, we might dilate your eyes. Your eyes may be sensitive to light for a few hours after the dilation.

Why You Need A Regular Eye Exam

Many of the eye problems that people have will go unnoticed for months or even years at a time. For example, in the beginning, stages of macular degeneration and glaucoma, they often show unnoticeable symptoms. A regular visit to an eye doctor can help identify vision problems and treat them before it's too late.

Frequently Asked Questions About Eye & Vision Exams

Get the answers to some of the most common questions about eye exams from our team at Bogey Hills Vision Center! Get in touch with our team today if you have any further questions.

Q: How Often Do I Need an Eye Exam?

A: In general, it is recommended that you have an eye exam every year. However, if you have a family history of vision problems or other risk factors, you may need to have an eye exam more often.

Q: What Eye Care Services Are Available For Uninsured Patients?

A: At Bogey Hills Vision Center, all of our eye care services are available to uninsured patients. We offer everything from comprehensive eye exams to vision therapy and contact lens fittings.

Q: How Can I Prepare for My Eye Exam?

A: There are a few things you can do to prepare for your eye exam: Make a list of any medications you are taking, as well as any vitamins or supplements. Bring your most recent glasses or contact lenses prescription, if you have one. Write a list of any vision problems you have been experiencing. Think of any questions you want to ask your doctor.

Q: What Happens During an Eye Exam?

A: During an eye exam, your doctor will check your vision and evaluate the health of your eyes. He or she will also look for signs of disease or other problems.

Q: How Much Does an Eye Exam Cost Without Insurance?

A: The cost of an eye exam without insurance can vary depending on the type of exam and the doctor you see. However, at Bogey Hills Vision Center, we offer affordable eye exams with no insurance: Choose either a standard appointment, where you pay as normal, or a purchasable voucher, which can be transferred to anyone and redeemed at any time for exams, glasses, contacts, and/or eye care.

Q: Can I Get an Eye Exam Without Insurance?

A: Yes, you can get an eye exam without insurance. At Bogey Hills Vision Center, we offer affordable eye care and private pay options for patients who are uninsured.

Q: I Have Insurance, But My Plan Doesn’t Cover Eye Exams. What Can I Do?

A: If your insurance plan does not cover eye exams, you are eligible for the same private pay options we offer our uninsured patients.

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