Santa Rosa Eye Exam

Difference between an eye exam and a vision screening in Santa Rosa

Santa Rosa eye exam

Santa Rosa eye exam

If you have not had a comprehensive eye exam over the past year, you should see one of our top notch-optometrists at our eye care practice, Dr. Shipley & Associates. It is very important to have a yearly Santa Rosa eye exam to make sure that your eyes are remaining healthy; our expert optometrists are Dr. Les Shipley, Dr. Margot Shipley and Dr. Nicole Wood.

When a patient has a vision screening it means that their eyes are examined to make sure that they can see at certain distances and possibly for colorblindness. This vision screening is often performed at schools, or even at the motor vehicle department when you get a driver’s license. However, a vision screening does not check your eyes for the eye diseases and disorders which can affect it. At our vision practice you can have a complete Santa Rosa eye exam which will screen your eyes for a wide variety of diseases including: glaucoma; cataracts; macular degeneration; diabetic retinopathy; dry eyes; retinal tears; and other problems of the cornea, macula, and retina. During an eye exam your eyes will also be screened for any refractive errors which include astigmatism, nearsightedness, or farsightedness. When our optometrist determines that you have some kind of eye problem, either they can treat or manage the disorder, or they will refer you to an ophthalmologist for advanced eye care. Many eye diseases show no symptoms in the early stages so patients may not even know that their good vision is about to be seriously damaged. Glaucoma is one such disease that shows no symptoms when it first begins. However, if caught in the early stages during a comprehensive eye exam, our eye doctor can provide you with treatment so that you do not need to suffer any vision loss to this eye disorder. Our optometrists specialize in many different areas of care including laser and cataract co-management, glaucoma management and care, and management and treatment of many different eye diseases.

For an appointment to see our optometrist for a comprehensive Santa Rosa eye exam, contact us today.

1430 Guerneville Road Suite 3
Santa Rosa, CA 95403
(707) 525-9920