Spectrum Eye Care of North Carolina offers comprehensive eye exams by residency trained optometrists. Our comprehensive exams include a thorough check of your eye health, updated prescriptions, and an explanation of the results and options that will work best for you.
We pride ourselves in offering cutting edge technology. It is not uncommon for us to be able to help patients that have had little success in the past ,whether it be with specialty contacts or technologically advanced lenses for glasses. If you would join us on the contact lens section of our website, we list and explain some of the contact lenses that we are certified to fit that are not an option at many Optometric practices. In addition, Ophthalmic lens options for glasses are explained in the optical shop portion of our website.
We are qualified to see patients of all ages. Through the years Dr. Wichnoski has found that many of his patients are unaware that their kids may have visual problems even though they were found to have "20/20" vision at a school screening or at their Pediatrician's office.
We kindly ask that you bring the following to your exam:
- All glasses that you use or have used, including sunglasses
- Current contact lens prescription (boxes will work)
- A list of your current medications
- All medical and vision insurance cards
If I'm seeing fine, why do I need an eye exam?
Glaucoma, cataracts, and age-related macular degeneration are just a few of the common eye diseases which affect older patients.
Even if your vision is fine, annual eye health exams can detect eye and systemic diseases in the early stages when it is easier to prevent vision loss. Help maintain quality of life with good eye care.
People with diabetes, high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis and taking certain medications are especially at risk for eye diseases and vision loss.
Everyone wants to protect the eyesight and overall health for themselves and their loved ones - that is why annual eye exams are important. Regular eye care and exams can protect and prevent many eye diseases, if detected early.
Today, a whole range of eye problems can be treated successfully without total vision loss.
Many vision problems can begin at an early age too, so it's important for children to receive proper eye care from the time they are infants.
When should my child have their eyes examined?
According to the American Optometric Association (AOA), infants should have their first comprehensive eye exam at 6 months of age. Children then should receive additional eye exams at 3 years of age, and just before they enter kindergarten or the first grade at about age 5 or 6.
For school-aged children, the AOA recommends an eye exam every two years if no vision correction is required. Children who need eyeglasses or contact lenses should be examined annually or according to their eye doctor’s recommendations. It's important for parents to make sure their children's eyes are healthy. Approximately 80 percent of all learning during a child's first 12 years comes through vision.
Good eye health and vision is important to your child's learning, and vision problems can affect their performance in school. Undetected or untreated vision problems can hinder a child's ability to perform to their full potential in school. In fact, many eye diseases can impair vision or lead to vision loss, which is why it is important for people of all ages to have their eyes checked regularly.
At least 10 to 15 percent - or 8 to 12 million - children are at risk for vision impairment. Prevention of these conditions can be easy and can help your student perform his or her best at academics and sports, so schedule your child's eye exam today! While you're at it, schedule your own exam too!