Adult & Senior Eye Exams

Vital for Protecting Your Eye Health & Vision

Your eye exam is more than a vision screening to determine how well you can see. Eye exams are necessary for identifying eye problems before they affect your vision.

Many eye diseases can develop slowly and silently, and you may not notice a problem until it’s too late. Our tests help us identify eye conditions in their earliest stages.

Regular eye exams are essential for protecting your eye health and vision, and we can help. Our team can assess your eyes and recommend effective treatments to address any present issues. Book an appointment, and we can get a complete picture of your eye health.

What Happens During Your Eye Exam?

We begin your eye exam by discussing your medical history, including your work and personal lifestyle, previous eye conditions, family history, and other concerns. After answering your questions, we can begin your exam.

One part of your eye exam evaluates your visual acuity, which is how well you can see.

Dr. Fowler will determine your prescription using tests like the eye chart and phoropter. Another important part of your exam is the assessment of your overall eye health.

Assessing your eye health involves using several diagnostic tests to determine how well the eyes work together. Additionally, we examine the eye’s internal structures for signs of eye disease. This portion of the exam includes measuring your intraocular pressure (IOP) for your risk of glaucoma.

Dr. Fowler will review your results after completing the necessary tests for your exam and recommend treatments to address any issues with your vision or eye health. Glasses, contact lenses, medications, or more specialized treatments may be prescribed, depending on your results.

Eye Exam Frequency

The frequency of your eye exams depends on your eye health and age. According to the American Optometric Association, healthy adults aged 18–64 should have an eye exam at least every 2 years. Many eye diseases become more common with age, so adults over 65 should have an annual eye exam to help track visual changes.

We may want to see you more frequently if you have a high risk of eye disease or another health condition, such as diabetes. Dr. Fowler can recommend a consistent exam schedule for you to follow.

Contact us when it’s time for an eye exam, and we can help protect your vision.