Getting professional eye care

At a complete eye exam, called a dilated eye exam, the eye doctor widens the pupil of the eye with eye drops to allow a closer look at the inside of the eye. This exam may not be part of an eye exam for a new pair of eyeglasses or contact lenses. Be sure to ask your eye doctor for a dilated eye exam.

How often should I have an eye exam? ► How often should I have an eye exam? ▼

Prevent Blindness America recommends that everyone receive a comprehensive eye exam through dilated pupils regularly as recommended by your eye doctor. Read More

Who's who in eye care? ► Who's who in eye care? ▼

There are several types of specialists for you to contact for help with questions and problems regarding your eyesight. The following definitions were provided by each corresponding professional organization. Read More

Getting ready for my eye doctor appointment ► Getting ready for my eye doctor appointment ▼

Have you ever left the doctor's office and thought of a dozen questions you meant to ask? We all do that! This checklist of questions can help you make the most of your next visit to the eye doctor. Read More

Getting refractive surgery ► Getting refractive surgery ▼

Anyone considering refractive surgery should become well-informed about the various surgical alternatives. Read More