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Comprehensive Eye Exams

Eye Exams For the Whole Family

Eye Exam for patients of all ages

Routine eye exams are important, regardless of your age or physical health. During a complete eye exam, your eye doctor will not only determine your prescription for eyeglasses or contact lenses, but will also check your eyes for eye diseases, assess how your eyes work together as a team and evaluate your eyes as an indicator of your overall health.

Need an Eye Exam to Update Your Prescription?

A comprehensive eye exam includes a number of tests and procedures to examine and evaluate the health of your eyes and the quality of your vision. These tests range from simple ones, like having you read an eye chart, to complex tests, such as using digital retinal imaging technology to evaluate retinal health.

Eye care experts recommend you have a complete eye exam every year to assess your risk for potentially damaging eye conditions, as well as to keep on top of any changes in vision you may be experiencing.

Eye Care for Everyone

How Often Do You Need to See the Optometrist, Based on Age?

The AOA recommends an annual eye exam for any patient who wears eyeglasses or contacts. If you don’t normally need vision correction, you still need an eye exam every year. Doctors often recommend more frequent eye examinations for people with diabetes, high blood pressure and other disorders because many diseases can have an impact on vision and eye health.

Since the risk of eye disease continues to increase with advancing age, everyone over the age of 60 should be examined annually.

If you are over 40, it’s a good idea to have your eyes examined every year to check for common age-related eye problems such as presbyopia, cataracts and macular degeneration.

Eye Exams for Children

Some experts estimate that approximately 5% to 10% of pre-schoolers and 25% of school-aged children have vision problems. According to the American Optometric Association (AOA), all children should have their eyes examined at 6 months of age, at age 3 and again at the start of school. Children without vision problems or risk factors for eye or vision problems should then continue to have their eyes examined every year throughout school.

Children with existing vision problems or risk factors should have their eyes examined more frequently. Common risk factors for vision problems include:

  • premature birth
  • developmental delays
  • turned or crossed eyes
  • family history of eye disease
  • history of eye injury
  • other physical illness or disease

The AOA recommends that children who wear eyeglasses or contact lenses should have their eyes examined at least every 12 months or according to their optometrist’s instructions. Read more about Pediatric Eye Exams.

Schedule an Appointment with an Eye Doctor

Contact our eye care clinic to schedule an eye exam today.

Under the advisement of the CDC, we are rescheduling our routine eye care appointments and offering Telehealth for emergent issues that may not need to be seen face-to-face. We will be scheduling Telehealth emergency appointments for video consultations with our doctors for patients in need of non-routine eye care. Please call 847-254-9665 to set up a video consultation. We will try to see your eye care emergencies if we can. If we can't help with your eye emergency, you should go to your local emergency room.

We are prepared to navigate these unique and challenging circumstances with the health and safety of our patients and employees as our focus. And because of that commitment, we have made the difficult decision to temporarily close effective March 23, 2020. We will continuously evaluate when to re-open based on recommendations from local, state, and federal health officials. We love this community. We love connecting with each of you and serving you. We love our team. Right now, our commitment is putting everyone's health first, but we look forward to opening our doors again as soon as possible. We appreciate your patience with us as we try to do what’s best, healthy and safe for our patients, employees, and community.

Thank you for being a valued Bensenville Eye Care patient.