Eye Exams in New Era Visiting your family doctor for an annual checkup is critical to managing your health. Doing the same for your eyes is just as – if not more – important for maintaining healthy vision and ensuring a high quality of life. An eye exam involves a thorough, detailed examination of your eyes and visual health. During the exam, our Clifton optometrist will ask you about your medical history, family history of any diseases or health issues, medications you may be taking, or about any recent hospital visits. Keep in mind that these are all elements that can affect your vision in one way or another. Your vision can also be affected by other things, such as the climate, hormones, pregnancy, and your personal lifestyle. Although your eyes and prescription needs may change over time, looking great doesn’t have to!
Prescription Glasses with Major Style Whatever your prescription, we’ve got the designer frames you desire. Enjoy clear, sharp vision with this season’s hottest fashion trends. New Era Eyecare has a wide range of fresh looks to express your personality and individual style.
Change Your Look with Tinted Contacts If you need prescription lenses, but want the freedom of total vision without frames, talk to us about our selection of contact lenses. We carry a wide range of tinted contacts in gorgeous colors that bring out the beauty of your eyes. Choose a few different shades and mix and match your favorites!
Visiting Your Eye Care Professional Whether you or a loved ones are having their first eye exam, a repeat eye exam, or are seeing a new eye doctor for the first time, there are a number of routine questions you can expect. But your answers to these questions during eye exams are anything but routine for your eye doctor. That’s because there are any number of factors in your medical history that can contribute to current or potential vision problems. Understanding your lifestyle and any visual problems you’re experiencing helps point your eye exam in the right direction. There are also certain medical conditions, medications and circumstances that can put you or your family member at a higher risk for certain eye diseases. What to Ask Your Optometrist? We think it's essential for you to get the most out of your eye exams. That's why we've included a range of questions for you to ask prior or during your next appointment. Questions to ask before your eye exam
Do you accept my insurance plan’s vision coverage?
Is payment required at the time of service?
What will my eye exam entail?
How long should I expect to be there?
Will my pupils be dilated?
What should I bring with me?
Questions to ask during your eye exam
Given my age, eye condition and other risk factors, how often should I have my eyes examined?
At what age should I start to schedule my children for regular eye exams?
What lens designs and options are a good fit for me?
Can my glasses block UV rays?
Do all sunglasses protect my eyes from UV rays?
What are photochromic lenses and are they a good option for me?
Things To Remember It’s always a good idea to bring any of the following (if available) to your eye exam appointment:
Your insurance card/insurance information
A list of all medications, vitamins and other supplements you are taking
Prescription glasses you currently own
A copy of your latest eyeglass prescription
Information on frames you like or lenses you’ve researched
Don’t forget, if participating in a flexible spending account program, you may be able to use the account to pay for portions of your eye care not covered directly by your insurance plan. Ask our receptionist for details.
Eye Emergencies Should you ever experience an eye emergency, we are here to help. Our office provides emergency services for eye infections, eye injuries and other eye emergencies. State of the art equipment allows us to examine the front surface of the eye and also digitally scan inside the eye for infection or damage. We accommodate many eye emergencies such as:
Foreign materials stuck in the eyes
Sudden loss of vision in one or both eyes
Lost or broken contact lenses or eyeglasses
Flashes of light in the vision
“Floaters” in the vision
Red or painful eyes
Dislodged contact lenses
Uncomfortable, itchy, or irritated eyes
Contact New Era Eyecare for any eye emergency you or your loved one may have.
Precise Diagnosis for Vision Here at New Era Eyecare, our professional eye care team takes eye disease diagnosis and treatment very seriously. We use the most up-to-date technology to ensure the best eye care possible. After all, early and precise diagnosis means earlier treatment and better outcomes. Because maintaining good eye health is an ongoing partnership, we encourage you to ask questions and share your health information, which could be vital to monitoring, diagnosing and treating potential vision problems.
Cataract Surgery Over 50% of people aged 65 and older have a cataract in one or both eyes. As the cataract progresses, vision deteriorates, leading to a decreased quality of life. Cataract surgery can safely and effectively restore vision, enabling patients to see clearly once again.
Diabetic Eye Exam Diabetes and vision go hand in hand. If you have diabetes, you need to know that having this systemic disease puts you at greater risk for developing vision problems.
Glaucoma Surgery The goal of glaucoma treatment is to lower intraocular pressure by causing fluid to drain. If other forms of glaucoma treatment are deemed ineffective, glaucoma surgery offers an excellent alternative, as it can stall vision loss by preventing further damage to your optic nerve.
Macular Degeneration Macular degeneration, also known as age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is a leading cause of vision loss. While there is no cure, it can be managed. Read on to learn more about AMD.