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Carolina Vision Care

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1804 W Arlington Blvd
Greenville, NC 27834
Phone: 252-752-4380
Fax: 252-757-0419

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The Importance of an Eye Exam in Greenville

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Your eyes are the window to the world, and it’s critical to maintain good ocular health. Children should have their first comprehensive eye exam between the ages of 3 and 5. School-age children and adolescents should have an eye exam every two years, unless there is a family history of vision problems or symptoms of vision problems. If healthy with no symptoms of vision problems, vision should be checked every five years for those in their 20s and 30s. Those adults between 40 and 65 should have a vision check every two to four years. After age 65, an eye exam is recommended every one to two years. For those who have a family history of eye disease or a chronic disease, such as diabetes, eye exams should take place more frequently.

An eye exam helps detect vision problems like myopia and farsightedness. With an eye exam, corrective eyeglasses or contact lenses can be prescribed. Many eye diseases and other conditions, such as diabetic retinopathy and macular degeneration, can be detected in their earliest stage with an exam. Symptoms of eye condition often occur gradually and are insidious. You might not notice vision changes right away. With an eye exam revealing an eye disease, the proper treatment plan can be put in place to inhibit its progression.

Carolina Vision Care: Your Greenville Optometrist for Eye Care

Dr. Thomas McIntosh of Carolina Vision Care is your go-to Greenville optometrist for eye care. He performs comprehensive eye exams to check how your eyes are functioning. Before an eye exam, he will ask about your family history and if you are experiencing any vision symptoms, such as blurry vision. The eye exam begins with a vision acuity test. Using a wall chart and reading eye chart, Dr. Thomas McIntosh measures how each eye is performing. Depending on the results, eye exercises, contacts or prescription corrective eye glasses may be recommended. Plus, the internal structures of the eye are evaluated for health, and eye pressure is measured through tonometry. Eye function testing is also done as part of an eye exam. Several tests are completed to test responsiveness to light, depth perception, peripheral vision and color vision. These test identify any conditions that may be inhibiting the eyes to work well.

At Carolina Vision Care, patients receive the latest in eye care. We also perform contact lens exams. Dr. Thomas McIntosh does a comprehensive eye exam of the cornea and conjunctiva to ensure that you’re a good candidate for contact lenses before we write a prescription. Whether you need eyeglasses or contact lenses, good eye care begins at Carolina Vision Care. Choose from our wide selection of designer frames that will complement your face and suit your personal style.

If it’s time for an eye exam, give us a call at Carolina Vision Care to schedule an appointment.

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New patients receive 15% OFF a complete pair of glasses at the first visit.

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My visit was Exceptional!!!  Your employee that took care of me was very helpful just a joy, she made my day .

Janet P.

Greenville, NC

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Carolina Vision Care
1804 W Arlington Blvd
Greenville, NC 27834
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Tuesday7:505:30
Wednesday7:505:30
Thursday7:505:30
Friday7:505:30
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