Adult & Senior Eye Exams in Spanish Fort

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Keeping the Focus on Your Eyes

Your eyes are precious. They allow you to interact with the world around you, including all of your favorite people, places, and things. Taking good care of your eyes can help you protect and preserve your vision well into old age.

Visiting your optometrist for regular eye exams can ensure you get the care you need to keep your eyes healthy and comfortable. Having one of our highly-experienced doctors examine your eyes regularly allows us to monitor for early signs of eye disease, which may not always show symptoms outwardly.

When Should I See the Eye Doctor?

Although we’d love it if you visited us once a week, you’ll likely only need to come in for an eye exam once or twice a year. However, it’s vital to your eyes that you regularly see our optometrists to monitor your health and vision properly.

According to the American Optometrists Association:

  • Asymptomatic or low-risk patients 18 through 64 should have an eye exam at least every 2 years.
  • At-risk patients 18 through 64 should have an eye exam at least annually or as recommended.
  • Asymptomatic or low-risk patients 65 and older should have an eye exam annually.
  • At-risk patients 65 and older should have an eye exam at least annually or as recommended.

Being “at-risk” means that you have a personal or family history of ocular disease, belong to certain racial or ethnic groups (as eye health risks are higher in these groups than others), take certain medications, or have a variety of other health concerns or conditions. When you visit us, we’ll tell you everything you need to know about your eye health and recommend an appropriate schedule for eye exams.

What Does an Eye Exam Involve?

When you visit us at Perspective Eye Center, you can expect a warm, friendly environment with staff that work hard to make you feel comfortable and provide solutions. Your eye exam will likely be brief, efficient, and informative unless you have specific concerns you’d like to discuss.

Patient History

If you’re visiting us for the first time or haven’t seen us in a while, we’ll first discuss your personal and family ocular health history. This conversation is also your opportunity to mention any symptoms you’re experiencing or concerns you’d like addressed.

We’ll also ask about your symptoms, any medications you’re currently taking, and any work-related or environmental conditions you may experience that could affect your vision.

Once we’ve discussed your current situation and any concerns you may have, we’ll measure your visual acuity to determine the sharpness of your vision. This will likely involve asking you to read letters off a Snellen chart at both near and far distances.

We’ll perform a few diagnostic tests to evaluate your depth perception, color vision, eye muscle movements, peripheral vision, and how your pupils respond to light. We’ll also assess your eyes’ overall health to determine if we need to perform any further tests.

If you’re having trouble seeing objects clearly at any distance, you likely have a refractive error. To remedy this and give you clear vision, we’ll use refraction to determine the lens power needed to compensate for the error. We’ll use a phoropter to do so, which places a series of lenses in front of your eyes and allows us to measure how they focus light into your eye using a retinoscope. We’ll then refine the exact lens power based on your input on what gives you the absolute best vision.

Based on your unique situation and your eyes’ overall health, we may need to perform additional tests. Some of these tests could include:

 

If you have any questions about our examination process or if you would like your eyes examined, please don’t hesitate to reach out to our team today.

Our Location

Where Can You Find Us?

We’re in the Eastern Shore Plaza beside Stix Restaurant and in front of Best Buy.

Where to Park?

The Eastern Shore Plaza has ample free parking throughout.

Our Address

10184 Eastern Shore Blvd
Spanish Fort, AL 36527

Contact Information

Hours of Operation

Monday
9 AM6 PM
Tuesday
9 AM6 PM
Wednesday
9 AM6 PM
Thursday
9 AM6 PM
Friday
9 AM6 PM
Saturday
Closed
Sunday
Closed

Please note we are closed 12-1PM for lunch

Our Services

Did you know that your athletic performance heavily relies on your eyes? We offer specific training for athletes to help strengthen your hand-eye coordination, focus, and other visual skills.

Sports Vision Training

Your child’s vision plays a significant role in their development. Some eye exams can feel intimidating, but our children’s eye exams help your child learn a little more about their eyes in an environment where they can feel comfortable.

Children’s Eye Exams

Examinations from an eye care professional are crucial for pinpointing early signs of eye disease, which may not always show symptoms. Our highly trained staff know precisely what to look for to help preserve your eye health.

Eye Disease Diagnosis & Management

Your eyesight and ocular health will change significantly with age and increase your risk of developing certain diseases and conditions. But, having an eye exam is the first step to maintaining your eye health and vision.

Adult & Senior Eye Exams

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