Eye Exams in Seattle, WA

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Simple vision tests are routine to most people. Children are given these tests at school, and employees are often required to take them for work purposes. Acuity tests are also required when applying for a driver's license. Nevertheless, passing a vision assessment doesn't guarantee your eyes are free of any eye disease. A visual acuity test doesn't offer a complete look at your overall ocular health. For this reason, receiving a thorough eye exam regularly is extremely important.

At SPEX, comprehensive eye evaluations include multiple important testing methods that enable our optometrist, Dr. Scott Campbell, to examine your complete eye health. This is particularly important since many dangerous, vision-threatening issues, like macular degeneration, won't produce any early symptoms.

It is extremely important to visit an eye doctor if it has been longer than 24 months since your last comprehensive eye assessment or if you have had any problems with your eyes or acuity. Stay on top of your ocular health by scheduling biennial appointments at our Seattle, WA office.

Receiving complete eye exams on a consistent schedule is important for all adults and children. This applies even if you haven't had any indications of a problem. People who are over 18 and below 40 years of age need to get their eyes assessed every second year. Men and women who have reached their 40s or older should schedule eye health exams approximately every 2 – 4 years. In-depth eye assessments can also identify other major yet treatable medical issues, like injury to the retina, high blood pressure, and diabetes.

Parents should also remember that it's especially important to set up comprehensive eye exams for their school-age daughters and sons. Experts have told us that 25% of students have a vision concern. As stated by the American Optometric Association (AOA), infants should have their first ocular evaluations as they near six months old. They ought to be examined again right before going to school. Experts suggest that students have their eyes examined every second year, even if they appear to have wonderful vision. Regular eye checks are particularly important because of the recent major increase in nearsightedness (myopia). This increase is the result of students using computers, tablets, and phones at an unprecedented rate.

I’m based in Atlanta and SPEX graciously rescued me when my rigid gas permeable contact lenses went down a sink drain, while traveling. Anna was my point of contact at the office and she enthusiastically assisted me with obtaining an emergency set of soft lenses (with exact script from my optometrist). Saved me from having to purchase a 6 month supply and full eye exam, which speaks to the team’s goal to provide excellent patient care vs. profit-motivated service. THANK YOU! NOTE: They are enforcing social distancing/limiting the number of people in the store, taking temperatures, and are masking. Kudos for your efforts.

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Amazing! Beat eye exam I have ever had. The doctor is incredibly kind and knowledgeable. He listened to me and found a solution that works for my eyes. Very happy and pleased. 100% recommended!

C.C. Google

Dr. Campbell was warm, inviting and friendly. Dr. Campbell was also thorough in his eye exam and had demonstrated his knowledge from his years of practicing in medicine. His staff were also friendly and upfront with getting my insurance setup, upfront costs etc. I would highly recommend Dr. Campbell for your eye health needs. Thanks again to all.

I.F. Google

Great experience at Spex...friendly, professional service...recommend eye exam and/or eyeglass purchase without hesitation.

D.N. Google

The optometrist has (innovative) excellent communication skills. I felt really confident with his advice and prescription. The two staff members made for a comfortable, memorable experience and I will definitely return for my next eye exam.

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On the day of your exam, please bring your contact lenses and eyeglasses, along with an accurate list of any prescription and OTC medications you are using. The majority of eye assessments at SPEX take about 30 – 90 minutes. Your evaluation will begin with a routine visual acuity test to find out how sharp your vision is. If the eye chart test indicates that you need corrective lenses, the optometrist will usually follow it with refraction testing to measure what your refractive prescription should be. For refraction testing, we use a view-finder type device to let us know which images you see as clear or hazy.

After this, we will do a visual field test, sometimes called a Goldmann visual field exam, which tells us the extent of your peripheral vision and helps in finding certain other eye conditions. Next, we might look at how well your eyes work together with a cover test. As the name indicates, we cover your eyes separately and have you stare at a specific area, which allows us to see the way your eyes focus. We might also ask you to hold your head still and follow a small light using only your eyes. Next, we will usually perform a test that spots color vision limitations and aids in identifying other eye conditions. Lastly, we will do a slit lamp exam to obtain a magnified, full-aspect 3D view of the observable parts of your eyes, including the upper and lower lids, conjunctiva, cornea, iris, and lenses.

It is especially beneficial to widen the pupils with eye drops to completely assess the health of the retina, retinal blood vessels, optic nerve, and the macula, as well as to test for glaucoma. Your doctor may dilate your pupils for more tests, depending on your age and the primary reason for your exam.

 

People often neglect their ocular health until a vision problem occurs, but the health of the eyes goes beyond having clear vision. We invite you to schedule comprehensive eye exams for yourself and your family with our team in Seattle, WA. SPEX uses innovative technologies and techniques to thoroughly examine your eyes and catch any issues before they become a larger issue.

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Can an eye exam detect other health problems or diseases?

Eye exams can be used as a way to screen for health problems like high blood pressure and diabetes. The primary purpose of an eye exam, however, is to check the structure and function of your eyes. Also, if you contact SPEX concerning general eye discomfort or vision problems, we can help identify the reason for the pain or ailment.

How often should I get a comprehensive eye exam?

At SPEX, Dr. Campbell recommends that people between the ages of 18 - 40 get a comprehensive eye exam every 2 – 4 years. For those 40 and older, exams should be conducted every two years if you don’t wear contacts or glasses. If you do wear glasses or contacts or have an eye condition like glaucoma or cataracts, exams should be annual.

What does dilation mean?

Dilation involves placing drops in your eyes that cause your pupils to widen so that Dr. Campbell or a member of his team can get a better view of the back of your eye. We can check for diseases such as glaucoma at our Seattle, WA facility. Most comprehensive eye exams include dilation, but it depends on each individual patient and their symptoms.

*Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary from person to person. Images may contain models.