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Eye Exam Specialist

Chicago Glaucoma Consultants - CGC Eye Center

Board Certified Ophthalmologist & Surgeon located in Glenview, IL & Chicago, IL

Like your annual physical exam, an eye exam evaluates the health and function of your eye to find and address issues and eye diseases early so you can get timely care that prevents health complications or permanent vision loss. At Chicago Glaucoma Consultants - CGC Eye Center in Glenview and Chicago, Illinois, the skilled ophthalmologists offer comprehensive eye exams utilizing evidence-based, cutting-edge tools and techniques to assess eye health and vision. To schedule your eye examination, call the office or click the online booking button today.

Eye Exam Q & A

What is an eye exam?

An eye exam refers to the comprehensive evaluation of your eyes to assess health and vision, as well as screen for eye diseases. The team at Chicago Glaucoma Consultants - CGC Eye Center uses various instruments and tests to evaluate eye structure and function, as well as assess vision. 

When should I schedule an eye exam?

Like your annual wellness exam, your eye exam should be a routine part of your overall health and wellness plan. However, knowing when you need an eye exam may depend on your age, vision needs, and medical history.

Children and teens should undergo regular vision screenings by their pediatrician or family doctor. Your teen or child may benefit from an eye exam if they’re experiencing vision changes or have an eye condition, such as strabismus.

Healthy adults without any corrective eyewear should schedule an eye exam:

  • Every 10 years between the ages of 20 and 40
  • Every 2-4 years between the ages of 40 and 54
  • Every 1-3 years between the ages of 55 and 65
  • Every 1-2 years age 65 and up

If you have corrective eyewear, you should undergo an eye exam more regularly to assess for vision changes. You may also require more frequent eye exams if you have a history of diabetes, hypertension, or a family history of eye disease. 

Your doctor at Chicago Glaucoma Consultants - CGC Eye Center can determine the frequency of your exams to ensure you get the best possible vision and eye care. You should also schedule an eye exam if you’re experiencing any changes in vision or eye health. 

What can I expect during an eye exam?

Chicago Glaucoma Consultants - CGC Eye Center performs comprehensive evaluations when you come in for an eye exam. During your exam, the team:

  • Reviews medical history
  • Tests visual acuity
  • Checks pupils
  • Tests side vision
  • Measures eye pressure
  • Checks eye movement
  • Evaluates eye structures

Depending on your age and risk factors, the team may perform additional diagnostic tests to screen for common eye diseases, such as cataracts, age-related macular degeneration, and glaucoma.

Chicago Glaucoma Consultants - CGC Eye Center also provides you with a prescription for corrective eyewear, if needed, and offers additional recommendations to maintain or improve your eye health.

The team at Chicago Glaucoma Consultants - CGC Eye Center also provides eye exams to diagnose and treat eye conditions, such as dry eye or diabetic retinopathy.

To schedule your eye examination, call Chicago Glaucoma Consultants - CGC Eye Center or book an appointment online today.