Eye Exams Specialist

Michael's Optical

Optometry & Optician located in Upper East Side, New York, NY

Whether you’re experiencing vision changes or dry eyes, you need an eye exam so you can get the treatment you need to improve vision or symptoms. At Michael's Optical in Lenox Hill, Manhattan, the optometry staff offers routine eye exams to assess your eye health, test your vision, and diagnose and treat eye conditions. To schedule your eye exam at the office in New York City, call or book online today.

Eye Exams Q & A

What are eye exams?

Eye exams are routine visits that assess your vision, as well as evaluate your eye health. The team at Michael's Optical values the importance of routine eye exams and urges you to make them a regular part of your health and wellness program. 

Your primary care physician may check your vision and evaluate your eyes during your annual wellness exam. However, your primary care physician doesn’t have the same equipment to fully evaluate the internal and external structures of your eyes to screen for eye conditions. 

When do I need an eye exam?

When you need an eye exam depends on a number of factors. The optometry staff at Michael's Optical recommends you schedule a routine eye exam every two years if you don’t have any vision issues or eye conditions, and every year if your wear prescription lenses or have an eye condition.

You should also schedule an eye exam with the experienced team at Michael's Optical whenever you’re experiencing changes in vision or eye health.

The team provides care for patients of all ages, from infants to seniors, and can evaluate, diagnose, and treat acute and chronic eye conditions, as well as provide any prescription eyewear you may need. 

What can I expect during an eye exam?

You can expect a comprehensive and punctual evaluation during your eye exam. To improve the timeliness of your exam, the team may try to answer your questions and concerns prior to your appointment, which not only saves you time, but also helps direct the focus of your eye exam. 

The specifics of your eye exam may depend on the reason for your appointment, your vision needs, and your eye health and medical history. 

After reviewing your medical and vision history, the team performs a number of tests to measure your vision and assess your eye health. Your eye exam testing may include:

  • Visual acuity
  • Test for color-blindness
  • Assessment of peripheral vision and depth perception
  • Ocular motility testing
  • Refraction testing
  • Slit lamp exam
  • Glaucoma testing
  • Pupil dilation
  • Visual field test

The team reviews what to expect during your eye exam prior to your evaluation so you can plan ahead. For example, if you need your eyes dilated, the team may recommend that you have someone help you home.

Eye exams are needed to assess vision and eye health. To schedule your eye exam with an experienced and honest team, call Michael's Optical or use the online booking tool.