If your eyes are blurry or you have a tough time with eye conditions, you should make an appointment at your nearest eye care center. A comprehensive eye exam is the only way to be sure your eyes are healthy. Schedule an appointment for your family at our state-of-the-art eye exam center in Wellington, FL. Our board-certified optometrists offer high-quality eye care for adults and children across the Palm Beach County area and surrounding neighborhoods. We help your family maintain optimal eye health.
A Comprehensive Eye Exam and Trendy Eyewear for Children
Studies show that children with uncorrected vision problems and eye health conditions face academic, athletic, and social challenges. The American Optometric Association (AOA) encourages parents to schedule annual eye exams for children just like regular health physicals. They recommend the first complete eye exam at 6 months, the next at 3 years and another exam before kindergarten or first grade. The AOA also recommends that kids aged 6 to 18 years should have an eye exam every 2 years, or more frequently if recommended by an eye care professional. Vision screenings performed by the pediatrician, while able to detect some vision problems, do not provide the thorough examination recommended by the AOA that will detect far-sightedness, eye muscle problems, and eye health problems. A complete dilated eye examination is necessary to rule out these conditions, and failing to detect them can have a significant impact on your child’s ability to maintain visual and mental focus in the classroom.
Our optometrists use advanced equipment to detect, monitor and treat eye health problems as well as to correct vision. A child-friendly atmosphere puts your children at ease during eye exams. Eye examination techniques utilized to examine adults are not the same as those utilized for children. Our doctors rely more heavily on objective testing to determine the need for eyeglasses and to monitor eye health. Knowing this puts many parents at ease that might have worried how their child would be able to accurately communicate the difference between the typical lens options offered to parents during routine eye examinations. Have no fear, there is a science to it and our doctors are easily able to differentiate a legitimate need for visual correction from the very contagious “my best friend got glasses and I want them too syndrome.”
We also have a wide range of durable, trendy children’s eyewear for vision correction and sun protection. Parents love our Perfect Protection Plan, which provides a replacement pair of glasses for a small fee under the manufacturer’s warranty if they break due to defect or the lenses become scratched.
A Dilated Eye Exam for Adults
At our eye exam center, a complete eye examination includes dilation of the pupils. To fully examine the internal health of the eyes, the doctor instills dilation drops in the eyes to ensure that the pupils are large enough to provide an adequate view. After waiting approximately 15 minutes, each eye is then examined using a special magnifying lens held in front of the eye, which provides a clear view of the important structures in the eye, including the blood vessels in the retina, the macula, and the optic nerve. Our office requires dilation for all new patients. The need for dilation thereafter is determined by any systemic or eye health conditions that patients may have.
Diabetics should also have comprehensive dilated eye examinations annually, or more frequently as directed by their eye doctors, depending on their blood sugar control and the health of their eyes. The American Academy of Ophthalmology recommends that Type 1 diabetics have their first eye exam within 5 years of diagnosis and Type 2 diabetics at the time of diagnosis. Diabetic patients who become pregnant should have an exam early in the first trimester.
Regular checkups help detect and treat eye problems in their early stages when treatment is most effective. Schedule an appointment today at your local eye exam center in Palm Beach County. Our eye care professionals have years of experience treating eye conditions in patients of all ages.
Eye Exam Center Serving Families Across Palm Beach County, FL
At SeaView Eyecare, we offer personalized eye services for your entire family. If you have had trouble wearing contact lenses in the past or were told they are not suitable for you, we are happy to reevaluate the health of your eyes and to take advantage of the ever-expanding number of contact lens products that are new to the market each year. Our doctors are experienced in specialty and multifocal contact lenses, both hard and soft and a combination of the two (yes, they do make hybrid contact lenses and they provide terrific vision and comfort)!
We can also tailor your exam and prescription (eye glasses or contact lenses) to meet the needs of a special hobby or interest, or to ensure protection from certain types of light.
If you or your child has eye pain, blurry eyes or an eye infection like pink eye, we are available to help. We provide emergency eye care after-hours for existing patients.
We are credentialed with most major insurance carriers, and our team is trained to assist you in understanding and utilizing your insurance benefits to help your family maintain healthy eyes.
Call SeaView Eyecare at 561-790-7290 or contact us online to schedule an eye care appointment at our eye exam center in Palm Beach County, FL.