Eye Exams

Eye Care & Optometrist in the Grand Rapids, MI Area

Eye Exams

Eye Exams services offered in the Grand Rapids, MI area

If you’re due for an eye exam, see the experts at W. Optical, with three locations in the area of Grand Rapids, Michigan. The skilled eye doctors provide comprehensive eye exams to detect or rule out vision problems or eye diseases and treat them to improve your quality of life. Call the office to schedule an appointment or use the online booking feature today.

What are eye exams?

Eye exams at W. Optical consist of vision testing and comprehensive eye examinations that include retinal pictures at no additional charge. The exams evaluate how well you can see and the overall health of your eyes. W. Optical offers flexible scheduling and always uses the most state-of-the-art equipment.

Why are eye exams useful?

Eye exams evaluate the structure and function of your eyes, including their interior, exterior, and refraction ability. The exams allow your eye care specialist to screen for cataracts, glaucoma, macular degeneration, other eye diseases, and vision impairment. 

What should I expect during eye exams?

You can expect the following steps during comprehensive eye exams at W. Optical:

Medical history review/vital signs check

Your W. Optical specialist reviews your medical and eye health history during a medical history review. They ask a series of questions about your symptoms, personal and family history of diseases, lifestyle habits, and medication regimen. 

Vision testing

During a vision test, you read letters and numbers from an eye chart to determine how well you’re able to see from a distance. With refraction testing, you look through different lenses to help your doctor further evaluate your vision and determine if you need contact lenses or glasses. 

Dilated eye exam

You might receive eye drops to widen your pupils, providing your eye doctor with a more in-depth view of your entire eye. They use a special light, magnifying glass, and diagnostic tests to detect or rule out signs of eye diseases. 

Eye imaging

During retinal imaging, your eye doctor takes painless pictures of the interior of your eyes to further evaluate eye health and determine if you need treatment for an eye disease.

What happens after eye exams?

After eye exams at W. Optical, your eye doctor reviews the results with you and lets you know if you need contact lenses and eyeglasses to improve your vision. The doctors will also review the health of your eyes and will refer you for comanagement as you might require further diagnostic testing or treatment for an eye disease, such as cataracts, glaucoma, or diabetic eye disease. 

If so, your eye care specialist may suggest watchful waiting, medications, eye drops, dietary supplements, or medical procedures.

How often should I schedule eye exams?

Your eye doctor lets you know when to schedule eye exams based on the health of your eyes, your age, and your risk factors. You might benefit from an exam every year or every few years. 

Call the W. Optical office if you develop eye pain or new or worsening vision changes.

To schedule eye exams at W. Optical, call the office or use the online booking tool today.