Eye Health Care at Tri-County Eye

Screening or routine eye health examinations serve to uncover previously undetected vision disorders that can potentially threaten one’s vision. Adults over age 65 and children under age 20 should have routine eye health examinations regularly. All other patients with normal vision may be examined every other year. As part of a routine eye health exam, our doctors examine your eyes to assess your vision, determine the need for glasses (refraction) as well the general health of your eye. If a medical eye condition is known, or discovered during this routine eye health exam, a separate appointment for a medical exam must then be made to address these issues.

ATTENTION CONTACT LENS WEARERS: A contact lenses evaluation appointment is separate from a routine eye health examination appointment. This ensures the proper fit, dispensing and lens care for our contact lens patients.

A comprehensive eye health exam consists of:
  • Visual acuity is checked using the eye chart to evaluate vision
  • Refraction is performed to determine the best eye glass prescription, if needed
  • Review of the patients personal health record
  • Review of the patients family health history / eye health history
  • Other testing may include color blindness, eye muscle  movement, pupil reaction to light, peripheral and side vision
  • Examination for presence of common vision related conditions (refractive errors) including myopia (nearsightedness), hyperopia (farsightedness), astigmatism, and reading glasses if needed
  • Near vision testing to determine need for bifocals or progressive lenses
  • Intraocular pressure testing and evaluation of optic nerve for signs of glaucomatous damage
  • Examination of the inside of the eye, often performed after dilating the pupil with medication eye drops
  • Examination for other eye problems, including cataracts, macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, dry eye
Making an ``Eye Health Exam`` appointment

All patients are unique with one exception, everyone needs regular eye health exams.  Patients with a poor family eye health history are at a greater risk and regular eye health appointments are essential to maintain good eye health.

Call us at 215-355-4428 to schedule a “Eye Health Examination” and “keep an eye on your vision”, life’s most precious sense!

  • Have your ID and insurance card on hand, click here for more information on insurance coverage.
  • Be clear and concise describing any eye issues and any medical conditions
  • If contacts lens wearers wish to renew their contact lens prescription, a “Contact Lens Evaluation” appointment MUST be made in addition to an “Eye Health Exam” appointment
  • Patients wearing rigid gas permeable contact lenses MUST remove their lenses 48 hours prior to an “Eye Health Examination” to receive an accurate refraction for eye glasses.
  • Factor approximately 1 to 1.5 hours for your “Eye Health Exam” when making appointment
  • New patients download “New Patient Packet” and save time at check in