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Eye Spy Optical cares about more than writing you an eyeglass prescription and helping you select a great pair of glasses. We work with you to understand your healthy history, visual needs, and solving any eye-related issues you may be having. Our optometrists are at Eye Spy on Wednesday and Saturday *or* Sunday. Appointments can be made online or over the phone at 773.477.2670.
Optometrists (OD’s) examine, diagnose, treat, and manage diseases, injuries, and disorders of the visual system, the eye, and associated structures as well as identify related systemic conditions affecting the eye. Eye Spy’s optometrists prescribe medications, and assess the need for low vision rehabilitation, vision therapy, and certain surgical procedures. Our optometrists take into account your current correction *and* your feedback in the exam room in order to determine an accurate eyeglass prescription that you will feel comfortable wearing. For this reason, if you have not seen our doctors previously, we ask that you bring in a pair of glasses with your current prescription. For some reason, if you do not adapt to your new prescription, we will recheck the results, and make adjustments and remake your lenses if necessary, at no charge.
Some places charge extra to dilate your eyes…but at Eye Spy, we think every eye exam should be a thorough eye exam, so the dilation is included in every eye exam. When the doctor dilates your eyes, it is like opening up a door and looking into a room. If the eye doctor does not dilate your eyes, it is like looking through a keyhole. You can imagine how difficult it is to see what is happening inside your eye without dilation! But rest assured, we can still perform an ocular health assessment, if you decline to have your peepers dilated. In addition, our eye doctor performs every eye test his/herself. At a majority of practices, technicians perform many of the tests with automated machines and the patient is with the doctor for 10 minutes. Our eye doctor spends 30 minutes with each patient. When the eye doctor is conducting all the tests, s/he is spending more time with you, getting to know you and your needs better, and detecting more changes.
A comprehensive eye exam at Eye Spy includes dilation of the eyes PLUS tests for the following:
- Macular Degeneration
- Hypertensive Retinopathy
- Color Blindness
- Thyroid Disease
In addition, our docs are great with kids! For children, we test the need for glasses, depth perception, color vision, strabismus (eye turns) and amblyopia. We can also assess the need for further evaluation for binocular vision problems or perceptual issues. While we do not treat these issues, we can refer your child to the appropriate resources, if needed.
Periodic eye exams are an important part of routine preventive health care. Many eye and vision conditions have no obvious symptoms. Therefore, individuals are often unaware that a problem exists. Early diagnosis and treatment are important for maintaining good vision and when possible preventing permanent vision loss. The need for and frequency of optometric examinations vary with age, race, medical history, family history, occupation and other factors. In addition, the presence of certain risk factors may require more frequent evaluations based on the doctor’s judgment. Usually, eye exams are recommended every one to two years. It’s just like going to your primary care physician for a physical…but a whole lot more fun!
In addition, we offer contact lens exams. If you had a contact lens exam at Eye Spy within the past year, and would like to re-order your contact lenses, feel free to give us a ring or e-mail your order. If you would like to place an order on-line, click the button below.