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Eye Exams

Family Eye CareThe best way to ensure a lifetime of good vision is through regular, comprehensive eye examinations. An examination by an EyeHealth Northwest ophthalmologist or optometrist is much more than a test to determine if you need glasses or contact lenses. A comprehensive eye examination also includes:

  • A test to measure your eye pressure
  • A retinal exam to view the back of your eye
  • A microscopic examination of the front of your eye

In addition to ensuring proper eyesight, regular eye examinations allow your eye doctor to detect and treat diseases at the earliest possible opportunity. Several eye diseases, such as glaucoma, show no symptoms in their early stages. A regular comprehensive eye examination can help detect diseases early, improving the likelihood of successful treatment.

How often should I have an eye examination?

Maintaining regular checkups is important. Although you will need to consult with your own eye care practitioner, here are some general guidelines recommended by the American Academy of Ophthalmology.

  • Age 40 and Under / Once Every 3 Years
  • Age 40-65 / Once  Every 2 Years
  • Age 65 and Over / Annually

In addition, if you are a diabetic, it is critical that you have a comprehensive eye examination every year. An eye condition known as diabetic retinopathy is one of the most common complications associated with diabetes and is the leading cause of blindness among working-age Americans. Some patients with certain ocular or systemic conditions may require more frequent examinations.




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At EyeHealth Northwest, our Opticians are committed to helping you get the best pair of glasses you have ever had. Opticians are Nationally Certified by the American Board of Opticianry and participate in ongoing continue education courses to deliver the best possible care with the most advanced technology and fashion. We can take stress out of the process, making it enjoyable for you and your family.

With more than 60 years of experience in Portland, we are now driving the Portland look by designing and curating original frame collections based on our optical expertise - Bridge City Spex. We understand the importance of individuality, functionality, and quality. The Bridge City Spex Collections can be found exclusively at our eleven EyeHealth Northwest optical shops.