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Eye Exam

Eye Exam services offered in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, NY

Eye Exam services offered in the greater Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, NY area

Eye exams track vision and eye health changes and identify new problems. At Ophthalmology Associates of Bay Ridge, experienced medical doctors Elias Aliprandis, MD, Irene Rusu, MD, and Brian Herschorn, MD, lead the team of eye care specialists. As ophthalmologists, they have extensive training in all aspects of eye care and can skillfully evaluate your eyes and ensure you maintain good vision and eye health. Call the Bay Area office in Brooklyn, New York, or book an appointment online today.

Eye Exam Q & A

What happens during eye exams?

At Ophthalmology Associates of Bay Ridge, eye exams cover eye health and eyesight. Some of the different aspects of the exam typically include: 

  • Visual acuity
  • Checking your eyeglasses prescription and updating it if needed
  • Evaluating eye health in the front and back of your eyes, usually with eye dilation
  • Checking eye pressure
  • Diagnosing eye problems like cataracts, glaucoma, and macular degeneration
  • Checking pupil light response
  • Evaluating peripheral vision
  • Checking eye movement

A typical eye exam should take anywhere between 30 minutes to an hour. If the team discovers any eye problems during your exam, they have a full range of state-of-the-art diagnostic equipment on-site to determine the extent of your condition and help decide the ideal treatment path. 

Do I need a separate eye exam to get contact lenses? 

Contact lenses require different measurements from eyeglasses, so if you have contact lenses or would like to start wearing them, you need a separate eye exam. 

Fortunately, you can have that exam during your comprehensive eye exam. Be sure to bring your current contact lenses with you to the appointment. 

How often should I get an eye exam?

Eye exam intervals depend on several factors, such as age, eye health, and vision correction needs. The Ophthalmology Associates of Bay Ridge team recommends annual eye exams for people over 50. Younger people may also need annual eye exams, so ask the team for a customized schedule based on your specific needs. 

Where do I get my glasses or contacts after an eye exam?

Ophthalmology Associates of Bay Ridge has a full-service optical shop on-site. The friendly team can fill your prescription there and gladly help you choose the lenses that best fit your lifestyle and needs. 

Can I drive after a dilated eye exam?

Yes, you can drive home after a dilated eye exam. However, your reading vision could be affected for up to a few hours. Generally, by the end of the day, your eyes will feel normal again. 

Ready to book your eye exam? Call the Ophthalmology Associates of Bay Ridge office or click the online scheduling feature to book your exam now.