Eye Exams

Family EyeCare Center, P.C.

Optometrist & Contact Lens Specialist located in Pella, IA

Eye exams at Family EyeCare Center, PC, in Pella, Iowa, have gone high-tech. Dr. Jones and the team perform digital eye exams using the latest state-of-the-art equipment to give you and all the members of your family the most accurate and comfortable experience possible. The office is conveniently located just across from the Vermeer Windmill. Book your by phone today.

Eye Exams Q & A

How often should I have eye exams?

Most school-age children need a comprehensive eye exam once a year. Adults need a comprehensive eye exam at least every 1-2 years, based on eye health, vision needs, and eye disease risk factors. Dr. Jones will recommend an eye exam schedule for you.

Regular eye exams allow you to maintain both eye health and vision at peak levels until your next exam. Annual eye exams are also very important in the early diagnosis and treatment of eye disease.

What happens during an eye exam?

First, Dr. Jones and the team review your medical history and your most recent eye exam records so he can quickly identify any significant changes.

During your comprehensive eye exam, Dr. Jones uses the latest digital technology to get a 3D measurement of your eyes. This highly detailed representation replaces older tests that weren't nearly as accurate as the digital mapping is.

The digital system also measures your refractive error. With digital eye exams, you don't have to compare a long series of lenses anymore. The digitized refractor evaluates the way your eye focuses light to determine the best correction.

Other aspects of the eye exam include:

  • Eye pressure check
  • Eye coordination
  • Depth perception
  • Color vision check
  • Eye muscle movement
  • Peripheral vision
  • Pupil dilation

Some of these tests are also done with the digital system. For example, instead of testing eye pressure (a common glaucoma test) with a puff of air in your eye, the digital system performs noncontact tonometry to get your eye pressure.

Do I need eye dilation for my comprehensive eye exam?

Yes, comprehensive eye exams include eye dilation. It's the best way for Dr. Jones and the team to get a clear view of the back part of your eye, including the optic nerve and retina. By having dilated eye exams, you have the highest chance of receiving an early diagnosis and immediate treatment if you have a serious eye disease. A dilated eye exam could save your eyes, so it's worth doing as recommended.

Most patients are able to resume normal activity after a dilated eye exam, and in fact are able to drive home while wearing eye protection. Dr. Jones and the team will advise you whether it's safe for you to drive after your dilated eye exam.

Schedule your eye exam with Dr. Jones at Family EyeCare Center by phone today.