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What to Expect at Your Eye Exam

woman wearing glasses in front of eyechartTaking care of your vision is an important aspect of your preventative annual health plan. Just as you visit your family doctor or internist for an annual health check-up, you should also plan to visit your eye doctor for the same check-up for your eyes.

In addition to recognizing and treating vision problems, your eye doctor can also diagnose eye diseases and eye disorders. Many times, these conditions do not cause symptoms until they are progressed. In advanced stages, some conditions may be harder to treat and correct in order to preserve vision.

A comprehensive eye exam may alert the eye doctor to an early stage condition which can be crucial in developing a treatment plan that has the chance to reverse the progression of the disease.

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The Exam Process

An eye exam at America’s Best is designed to give you the most comprehensive care possible at an unbeatable price. The entire process may take 1.5 to 2 hours from check-in to check-out.

When you arrive at the store, you can check in at the reception desk. If you’re a new patient, you will have to fill out some paperwork including personal information, medical history, and insurance. If you are a returning customer but have experienced changes to any of these since your last visit, be sure to tell the receptionist.

We ask that you arrive a few minutes before your appointment (if you can) in order to fill out the necessary paper work. From there, there will be a short wait before you are taken into the pretest room where the optician will administer a series of short tests. You won’t receive any results or comments about the tests, they are given to your doctor directly. Learn more about the pretest experience.

woman having an eye examAfter your pretest, there will be another short wait, and then you will see the doctor. The process varies from this point, depending on whether you getting an exam for glasses or contact lenses. Learn more about the difference between the two exams. If you are getting contacts, you will likely need to schedule a follow-up exam. Learn more about follow-ups.

After your exam, you will be assisted by an associate to select your eyewear. The doctor or associate will help you select your eyeglasses/contacts, get fitted for progressives (if applicable), and pay for your eyewear and/or exam. If you order eyeglasses, you will be given an estimate on their arrival, usually between 1.5 to 2 weeks (7 to 10 business days).

If you have any other questions about what to expect during your eye exam, please don’t hesitate to contact the store and ask an associate. Find the store closest to you!

Ophthalmologist Referral

If an eye disease is suspected, your optometrist will likely refer you to an ophthalmologist who is better suited to treat and manage a more serious condition of the eye. Your optometrist and ophthalmologist will work together to ensure the best chance for your vision to be corrected while preserving the health of your eyes.

Start now making your eye health a priority by scheduling an eye exam online or calling us at 1-800-TWOPAIR.


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