Routine Eye Exams


It is very important that people of all ages regularly have eye exams, just as regular visits to the dentist or general practitioner. The following table shows the recommended intervals of eye exams:

Age (years) Frequency of exams
65 and older  every 1-2 years
55-64  every 1-3 years
40-54  every 2-4 years
Under 40   every 5-10 years 

We put a lot of emphasis on helping people access our ophthalmologists. Our secretaries call and send text messages to remind people of appointments, and let them know of emergency situations that may have arisen over night; we try to avoid waiting lists in surgery and exams.

Like other ophthalmologists, our doctors work under agreement with the State Social Insurance Agency, and our price list is the same as other ophthalmologists. A few methods of examination and treatments are not paid by TR and need to be paid by patients. The procedures and treatments are as follows:
1. Retinal Imaging (OCT)
2. Corneal surface imaging (OPD, Sirrius Mapper)
3. Corneal thickness scan (Confocal scanning)
4. Insertion of a silicone stopper in a tear duct
5. Insertion of collagen stopper in a tear duct

These studies and treatments are usually not available at in an out-patient setting and the social insurance has not yet given the authority to pay for them.

What studies are usually performed?

We measure your eyesight, measure eye pressure, look closely at your eyes, including dilation. Once the pupils are dilated we can look at the retina, the optic nerve and the veins inside the eye. In some cases, we do further research, such as testing for glaucoma (visual field exam or scan of the optic nerve), take photographs of the back of the eye or any of the studies mentioned above.

We offer only the best possible services, exams and treatment that can be provided in ophthalmology. It is our priority to maintain the health of your eyes.

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