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Scheduling a yearly eye exam with your eye doctor is crucial to the overall health of your vision. Dr. Schottenstein is a top New York City ophthalmologist with over 30 years of experience treating a variety of conditions,
including cataracts and glaucoma.

As an ophthalmologist, he is able to provide truly comprehensive care, not only diagnosing conditions but also providing surgical and medical treatments for patients as well. We understand you may have some questions about your first exam, so we encourage you to read more about the exam below.

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Eye exams are very important to maintain the overall health of your eyes. They are designed to determine how well your eye is functioning. Dr. Schottenstein is specially trained to check for, recognize and treat eye conditions and diseases. As we age, our eyes age with us. We recommend you have a yearly eye exam by Dr. Schottenstein to check your eyesight.

This will help you maintain optimal vision throughout life by having early detection, prevention and treatment of any diseases or abnormalities of the eyes.

Believe it or not, eye exams are recommended for newborns before they are even released from the hospital to catch any potential eye conditions the newborn may have. That is how important eye exams are. From this infancy stage, regular eye exams are recommended throughout life.

Having one eye exam a year will help you maintain the health of your eyes. Even if no condition is detected year after year, things can change, and it’s good to have a history of exams to reference.

When you come in for your eye exam, which we recommend having yearly,there are a number of tests that Dr. Schottenstein will conduct to assess your vision to maintain it at its best. These tests include:

  • Visual Acuity Test
  • Refraction Assessment
  • Slit-Lamp Examination
  • Intraocular Pressure
  • Dilated Fundus Exam

Read more about what each test entails and what conditions each one can help detect.

As technology becomes increasingly more important in our lives, we find ourselves staring at a computer monitor for longer periods during the day, putting a lot of tension on our eyes. The resulting discomforts are sometimes referred to as computer vision syndrome (CVS). Though CVS hasn’t proven to cause permanent damage to the eyes, it can lead to eye irritation, blurred vision, headaches, and neck aches that can affect your performance at work or school, and how you feel in general.

Take the first step to schedule your eye exam, and give us a call today. Or, fill out this form to schedule your comprehensive eye exam online! If you wear contact lenses, be sure to inform Dr. Schottenstein’s office when scheduling your appointment, as additional time will be needed to measure the surface of your eyes and fit your contact lenses.