Eye Exams

Rajat Shetty, OD -  - Optometrist

Astoria Park Eyecare

Rajat Shetty, OD

Optometrist & Contact Lens Specialist located in Astoria, NY

Eye exams are far more important than just making sure you can see clearly. At Astoria Park Eyecare in Ditmars, Astoria, Rajat Shetty, OD, provides comprehensive eye exams to ensure you don’t have any potentially serious eye diseases that may not have obvious symptoms such as eye cancer and glaucoma. Use the online scheduler or call the New York City practice to book an appointment for an eye exam today.

Eye Exams Q & A

How often should I get an eye exam?

If you’re a healthy adult with no vision problems, the recommended frequency of your eye exams are based on your age as follows:

  • Ages 20 to 30: every 2-5 years
  • Ages 40 to 54: once a year
  • Ages 55 to 64: once a year
  • Over age 65: once a year

You should schedule more frequent eye exams if you wear glasses or contact lenses, have a chronic disease such as diabetes, take medications with potential eye health side effects, or have a family history of eye disease.

What should I expect during an eye exam?

Eye exams at Astoria Park Eyecare are comprehensive evaluations designed for preventive, proactive healthcare. The exams focus on any vision or eye complaints you have in addition to assessing your overall health and wellness. You’ll answer questions about your medical history. 

Astoria Park Eyecare checks your eyesight to determine if glasses or contact lenses are necessary, and then your provider places a drop in each of your eyes to measure your eye pressure. 

Based on exam findings, your doctor will discuss your risk of eye disease and preventive measures you can take to preserve your eyesight. If Rajat Shetty, OD finds complex eye problems, diseases, or the need for surgery, you may be referred to an ophthalmologist.

Why do I need eye exams if I have no vision problems?

Most people think of eye exams as the key to getting eyeglasses or contact lenses to correct vision problems, but optometrists can also discover a variety of health conditions throughout the body, such as:

  • High blood pressure
  • Diabetes
  • High cholesterol
  • Cancer
  • Keratoconus

Diabetic eye disease is the leading cause of blindness among adults but has no visible symptoms in the early stages. A comprehensive eye exam can detect signs of the disease to determine an appropriate early treatment to help prevent vision loss.

Don’t wait for eye problems to start. Be proactive with your health with regular eye exams at Astoria Park Eyecare. Not only do eye exams determine whether you need eyeglasses or contact lenses, but they can detect other health problems and disorders as well. 

Call the practice today or use the online tool to schedule your appointment.