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Comprehensive Eye Exams

Eye Exams For the Whole Family

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

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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 a high-powered lens to examine the health of the tissues inside of your eyes.

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.

Pediatric Eye Care & Eye Exams in South Tulsa, OK

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 at 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 eye doctor's instructions. Read more about Pediatric Eye Exams.

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The AOA also recommends an annual eye exam for any adult 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 examinations for adults with diabetes, high blood pressure and other disorders, because many diseases can have an impact on vision and eye health.

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

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

Schedule an eye doctor's appointment near you, today.

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CORONAVIRUS INFORMATION

Harrel Eyecare continues to monitor the COVID-19 situation closely and receives updates from the CDC, the American Optometric Association, and the Oklahoma Association of Optometric Physicians. We will be making adjustments as needed on a daily and even hourly basis to provide the safest health care for our patients.

If you are experiencing a red eye, painful eye, sudden loss of vision, flashes of light, or floaters please call our office and let us know. We are continuing our business as usual at this time and can schedule a same day appointment when necessary. We wiill also be able to provide assistance over the phone, text, or email to triage your eye-related needs when you are unsure about coming in or are unable to.

We are open at our Harvard midtown location, and South Mingo locations, and closed at Downtown/Lewis, and South Memorial during this situation.

We kindly ask that if you are experiencing a fever, shortness of breath, are feeling ill or have any flu symptoms, or if you have come in contact with anyone exposed to COVID-19 you consider rescheduling your exam until you are certain you are not contagious. Please continue to do your part to prevent further spread by washing your hands regularly, covering coughs and sneezes, and practicing social distancing.