Eye Exams Specialist

Long Island Ophthalmic Concepts

Ophthalmologists, Eye Surgeons, and Optometrists located in Bellmore, Great Neck, Huntington and Little Neck, New York

Routine eye exams allow your eye doctor to find vision problems or eye diseases before they become serious. At Long Island Ophthalmic Concepts, with offices in Bellmore, Great Neck, Huntington, and Little Neck, New York, the skilled eye care team offers comprehensive eye exams, including diabetic eye exams. Call the office today to schedule an eye exam or book one online.

Eye Exams Q & A

What are eye exams?

Eye exams at Long Island Ophthalmic Concepts are comprehensive eye evaluations, including diagnosing and treating eye diseases if they’re found. The team offers diabetic eye exams and pediatric eye exams. They also do advanced eye surgeries and laser treatments.

What are the benefits of eye exams?

Regular eye exams are linked to better school performance in kids. These exams help your eye doctor detect common vision and eye-health problems, like:

  • Nearsightedness
  • Farsightedness
  • Astigmatism
  • Glaucoma
  • Cataracts
  • Macular degeneration
  • Diabetic eye problems
  • Dry eye
  • Red eye

Eye exams can allow your eye doctor to identify health problems, like high cholesterol, high blood pressure, diabetes, even cancer.

What should I expect during an eye exam?

During an eye exam, your eye doctor often completes the following:

Medical history review

Your physician reviews your personal and family histories of disease and asks questions about symptoms you may have.

Vision testing

Your eye specialist completes various vision tests, including visual acuity tests, where you identify numbers and letters on a chart from a distance. During refraction testing, your eye doctor determines the lens prescription that will allow you to see clearly. They also check your peripheral (side) and color vision.

Eye exam

During a dilated eye exam, your eye doctor places drops in your eyes to dilate your pupils. They use specialized instruments to get an in-depth view of your eye’s structures and assess pressure within the eyes. Your eye doctor could recommend imaging procedures as needed.

Treatment

If you have vision problems or an eye disease, your specialist will recommend one or more of the following treatments:

  • Eyeglasses
  • Contact lenses
  • Eye drops
  • Oral medications
  • Laser vision correction
  • Other laser treatments
  • Eye surgeries
  • Nutrition supplements

Early detection and treatment of vision or eye-health problems can prevent serious complications, including blindness.

How often should I schedule an eye exam?

Schedule an eye exam every year, more often if your eye doctor recommends it because of an eye disease. If you suffer from blurry vision, eye pain, or other new or unusual symptoms, see the Long Island Ophthalmic Concepts team for an evaluation.

To schedule your next eye exam, call Long Island Ophthalmic Concepts today or book an appointment online.