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Focused on You: Custom Eye Exams for Enhanced Vision and Health

At Benjamin Optical, we believe in the power of sight as the cornerstone of quality of life. That’s why we place maintaining and enhancing your vision at the heart of everything we do at our 5 locations across New York and New Jersey.

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Why Eye Exams at Benjamin Optical Are the Foundation of Eye Health

Vision is one of your most vital senses, and regular eye exams are key to keeping it in optimal condition.

They go beyond determining your prescription for eyeglasses or contact lenses; they are essential in the early detection and management of eye diseases, many of which can begin without noticeable symptoms. By identifying these conditions early, we can provide timely treatment to prevent or slow their progression, potentially saving your sight.

Additionally, the eyes are the windows to your body's health, offering clues to systemic conditions like diabetes and hypertension before other signs appear.

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What to Expect During Your Exam

When you visit a Benjamin Optical near you for a comprehensive eye exam, you can expect a friendly and professional experience from start to finish. Your exam will begin with a discussion about your medical history and any vision problems you may be experiencing, allowing us to tailor the exam to your specific needs.

Following the initial discussion, our expert optometrists will conduct a series of tests, such as:

  • Visual acuity assessments to measure the sharpness of your vision
  • Refraction tests to determine the correct prescription for glasses or contact lenses
  • Assessments of the front and back of your eyes using specialized equipment
  • Peripheral vision tests to assess side vision
  • Eye movement tests to see how well your eyes work together
  • Eye pressure tests, which are vital for detecting conditions like glaucoma

Eye Care Throughout Your Life Stages

Pediatric Eye Care: A Foundation for Learning

Children should have their first eye exam at six months of age, again at three years, and before starting school. This ensures that your child has the best possible vision to excel at learning and development.

With the increase in nearsightedness among children and teens, our Ortho-K and multifocal contact lenses are designed to slow the progression of myopia, offering an effective way to maintain better vision quality and potentially reduce the risk of associated eye conditions.

Achieving good vision in kids goes beyond just seeing clearly; it also involves having strong visual skills such as eye tracking, maintaining visual focus over time, and processing visual information. These are crucial for academic success, particularly in reading, writing, and sports activities.

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Eye Care for Adults: Maintaining Vision and Preventing Disease

For adults, especially those over 40, regular eye exams are important for adjusting prescriptions as vision changes occur with age. This includes detecting early signs of presbyopia, a common condition that causes reading small print to become difficult.

Routine eye care is also necessary for screening for early signs of macular degeneration, glaucoma, and cataracts.

Adults may experience changes in vision due to health conditions like diabetes or hypertension, necessitating a medical co-management approach that ensures that your overall health is considered.

Senior Eye Care: Preserving Quality of Life

With age, the risk of eye diseases increases. Seniors should have annual eye exams to monitor these conditions closely, including macular degeneration, glaucoma, and cataracts.

Regular exams can help prevent permanent vision loss and maintain independence and quality of life by identifying conditions early when they are most treatable.

For our senior patients who have experienced some form of vision impairment, we focus on managing these age-related eye conditions and providing solutions like low vision aids to help navigate the challenges of diminishing sight.

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