Yearly eye health and vision examinations are an important part of preventive health care
Boy sitting while undergoing an eye test with phoropter in the clinic

Yearly eye health and vision examinations are an important part of
preventive health care. Many eye and vision problems have no obvious signs or symptoms. As a result, individuals are often unaware that problems exist. Early diagnosis and treatment of eye and vision problems are important for maintaining
good vision and eye health, and when possible, preventing vision loss.
A comprehensive eye and vision examination may include, but is not limited to, the following tests:  color vision, depth perception, blood pressure, visual fields, visual acuity, cover test, extraocular movements, pupils, refraction (determining your prescription), intraocular pressure (a glaucoma check), examination of the surface of your eye (cornea) all the way to the back inside of the eye (retina). Your pupils may be dilated to get a better view of the back of your eyes. Individual patient signs and symptoms, along with the professional judgment of the doctor, may significantly influence the testing done.

FAQ About Eye Exams:

How often should I schedule a comprehensive eye exam?

I recommend the first eye exam between 6-12 months. The second eye exam should be at 3 years old. The third exam should be at 5 years old and then I recommend every year thereafter.

How often should contact lens wearers get their eyes examined?

Contact lens prescriptions are valid for one year, therefore, I recommend getting contact lens wearers get their eyes examined yearly to ensure good comfort, vision, and fit for healthy eyes.

Am I able to wear contact lenses?

During a contact lens evaluation, multiple measurements are obtained to determine if one is a good contact lens candidate. If one is a good candidate based on these measurements, Dr. Miller recommends the best lenses for your needs.