Wolchok Eye Associates, PA
Ophthalmologists located in Jacksonville, FL
During eye exams at Wolchok Eye Associates, PA, dedicated ophthalmologist Stephen Wolchok, MD, assesses every aspect of your eye health and eyesight using the world’s most advanced technology. Whether you’re in good health or have a chronic illness like diabetes that affects your eyes, Dr. Wolchok customizes the eye exam for your situation. Call the Jacksonville, Florida, office, or use the easy online appointment scheduler to arrange your exam now.
Eye Exam Q & A
When should I have my first comprehensive eye exam?
When you reach age 40, it’s important to schedule your baseline eye exam at Wolchok Eye Associates, PA, as soon as possible. Many eye problems like macular degeneration, diabetic eye disease, and glaucoma first emerge around that time, and a comprehensive eye exam allows the team to diagnose and potentially prevent serious issues.
If you need vision correction, have past eye health problems, have a family history of eye disease, or suffer from a systemic disease like diabetes or hypertension, don’t wait until age 40 to see an eye doctor. These risk factors can accelerate the development of eye disease, so it’s important to take a preventive approach now.
What does an eye exam include?
Wolchok Eye Associates, PA, offers comprehensive eye exams that include:
- Personal medical history
- Family medical history
- Current medication review
- Visual acuity test with an eye chart
- Phoroptor test to determine a glasses prescription
- Pupil response test
- Peripheral vision test
- Ocular motility test of eye movement, muscles, and alignment
- Intraocular eye pressure check for glaucoma
- Slit-lamp microscope exam of the front of the eye to look for cataracts, corneal damage, and other issues
- Retina and optic nerve exam of the back of the eye to look for eye diseases like macular degeneration and diabetic eye disease
The team may also do other tests, like checking eye measurements for contact lenses, depending on your specific history and current needs.
How often should I have eye exams?
Because everyone’s different, Wolchok Eye Associates, PA, gives you personalized eye exam recommendations. The team reviews your medical and eye-specific history and conducts your first exam to determine the ideal future frequency.
If you’re healthy and don’t need any type of vision correction, you may assume that it’s okay to skip eye exams. But, it’s a serious mistake, and could even have serious consequences like vision loss since eye diseases like glaucoma can be symptomless.
You need more frequent eye exams if you have a disease like diabetes. The team specializes in diabetic eye exams and checks for nerve and blood vessel damage related to high glucose. They can recognize damaging changes in your eyes before you see or feel them.
Book your eye exam with Jacksonville’s leading ophthalmologist by calling Wolchok Eye Associates, PA, or clicking the online scheduler now.