Dr. Bajwa and the Buena Vista Optometry team in Ventura, CA take even routine eye exams very seriously. During a yearly or bi-yearly examination, our patients receive a patient history review, a series of vision and eye tests, assessments of eye focusing and movement, and an eye health evaluation. Our optometrist will discuss any additional testing that may be required to diagnose an eye disease or condition.
Your Ventura Eye Exam
A comprehensive eye exam includes a number of tests and procedures to examine and evaluate the health of your eyes and the quality of your vision. These tests range from simple ones, like having you read an eye chart, to complex tests, such as using a high-powered lens to examine the health of the tissues inside of your eyes.
Eye care experts recommend you have a complete eye exam every year to assess your risk for potentially damaging eye conditions, as well as to keep on top of any changes in vision you may be experiencing.
Eye Exams for Kids in Ventura, CA
Some experts estimate that approximately 5% to 10% of pre-schoolers and 25% of school-aged children have vision problems. According to the American Optometric Association (AOA), all children should have their eyes examined at 6 months of age, at age 3 and again at the start of school. Children without vision problems or risk factors for eye or vision problems should then continue to have their eyes examined at every year throughout school.
Children with existing vision problems or risk factors should have their eyes examined more frequently. Common risk factors for vision problems include:
- premature birth
- developmental delays
- turned or crossed eyes
- family history of eye disease
- history of eye injury
- other physical illness or disease
The AOA recommends that children who wear eyeglasses or contact lenses should have their eyes examined at least every 12 months or according to their eye doctor’s instructions. Read more about Pediatric Eye Exams.
Eye Exam Near Me
The AOA also recommends an annual eye exam for any adult who wears eyeglasses or contacts. If you don’t normally need vision correction, you still need an eye exam every year. Doctors often recommend more frequent examinations for adults with diabetes, high blood pressure and other disorders, because many diseases can have an impact on vision and eye health.
If you are over 40, it’s a good idea to have your eyes examined every one to two years to check for common age-related eye problems such as presbyopia, cataracts and macular degeneration. Read more about Vision After 40.
Because the risk of eye disease continues to increase with advancing age, everyone over the age of 60 should be examined annually. Read more about Vision After 60.
Common Eye Care Questions
Where can I get an eye exam Near Me?
Conveniently located in California’s Ventura County, Buena Vista Optometry can be found on the heart of the Ventura, CA community. Located right off of the Ventura Freeway we provide convenient exams that don’t take a lot of time.
Situated near a number of popular restaurants, you can grab something to eat before or after your eye exam. Then head on down to the Marina or San Buenaventura State Beach, a ten minute drive from our Vision Center.
How can I Book an Eye Exam in Ventura, CA?
Our staff works hard to make sure booking an eye exam is easy and quick. We have options for booking by phone with our receptionist, online using this form or by sending us an email using the contact form to discuss your specific eye care needs.
What are some Routine eye exam tests and procedures done in Ventura?
A comprehensive eye exam will often include the following:
- screening to check your prescription
- evaluation of how your eyes work as a team and on their own
- dialation to check for eye diseases
- visual field test
- checking for blurry vision, blind spots, floaters and other conditions
- recommendations for eyewear (eyeglasses vs contact lenses or other options that fit your lifestyle)
- discussion of vision improvement options such as LASIK or Orthok lenses
- options for your lifestyle such as computer glasses, protective eyewear and sunglasses
- and much more!