Adult & Senior Eye Exams in the Des Moines Metro Area

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So Much More than Reading Letters on a Chart

Your visual acuity is just one of the many reasons to have a comprehensive eye exam. While making sure your vision is clear and sharp is part of the exam, we will also assess your overall ocular health. The exam is like a physical—for your eyes!

Please call our office today to book your eye exam and protect your health.

What Happens During an Eye Exam?

A comprehensive eye exam usually begins with a discussion about your family health history and overall health, as well as your lifestyle and habits. The more detail you provide, the better we can determine your visual needs and understand what additional tests may be needed.

Once we’ve ensured your medical history is accurate and up to date, we will address any questions you may have before proceeding with your appointment. 

From here, we’ll conduct a series of tests. You will probably have to read those letters on an eye chart—known as a Snellen chart—so we can assess your need for corrective lenses or update your prescription if you already wear them.

Many eye diseases develop without symptoms, and eye exams are an excellent way to preserve your sight by diagnosing issues early. Glaucoma is particularly detrimental to vision, and testing your intraocular pressure is one way to detect it while it can still be managed.

Our offices are equipped with the latest testing technology—call us today to book your exam.

How Often Do I Need an Eye Exam?

While almost all Americans believe that eye health is important, nearly half of those aged 23–38 think they don’t need eye exams if their vision is clear.

The American Optometric Association recommends that adults aged 18–64 have comprehensive eye exams at least every 2 years. Adults over 65 should have annual eye exams

Those with underlying conditions or who fall into an at-risk category should have annual exams regardless of their age or at the frequency their optometrist recommends.

Who Is Considered At-Risk?

You’re considered a higher-risk patient if any of the following apply to you:

Assess Your Ocular Health Today!

A comprehensive eye exam can actually detect other medical issues like diabetes, high blood pressure, and brain tumors. Eye exams are a big part of your overall health, and having them regularly is important. Please book your appointment today!

Our Locations

Altoona

  • 1005 8th St SW, Suite A.
  • Altoona, IA 50009

Ankeny

  • 111 NW 9th St
  • Ankeny, IA 50023

Johnston

  • 5501 NW 86th St., Suite 500
  • Johnston, IA 50131

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