Eye Exams

Santa Rosa Optometry

Michael C. Shulkin, OD

Optometrist located in Santa Rosa, CA

Michael C. Shulkin, OD, and the skilled providers at Santa Rosa Optometry perform comprehensive eye exams using state-of-the-art diagnostic technology. Your provider doesn’t just check your visual acuity, they also look for signs of glaucoma and other eye conditions that don’t typically have symptoms you can detect on your own. For accurate vision correction and optimal eye health, schedule an eye exam today by calling the office in Santa Rosa, California, or you can make an appointment online.


Eye Exams

How often do I need an eye exam?

According to the American Optometric Association, adults should have an eye exam at least every two years. If you wear corrective lenses or are 65 or older, you should have an eye exam annually.

You should also have an eye exam every year if you have an increased risk for ocular disease. Factors that can increase your risk include:

  • Family history of eye conditions
  • Injuries to your eyes
  • Diabetes
  • Occupations that require protective eyewear

If you notice any changes to your vision, light sensitivity, or eye pain, don’t wait until your routine eye exam. Schedule an appointment at Santa Rosa Optometry right away to rule out a severe eye condition.

What is involved in an eye exam?

A comprehensive eye exam at Santa Rosa Optometry takes 45-90 minutes, depending on your individual needs. You’ll complete a medical history survey and your expert provider will use advanced diagnostic equipment, as well as eye charts and other techniques, to test for nearsightedness, farsightedness, and peripheral vision. They’ll also perform tests to assess the following:

  • Internal eye pressure
  • Eye surface health
  • Eye pupil dilation response
  • Eye muscle function
  • Retina and optic nerve health

When your exam is complete, your friendly Santa Rosa Optometry provider will discuss the results with you, and address your questions and concerns. They’ll also review all your options for correcting your vision or treating an eye condition if needed.

What conditions can be detected in an eye exam?

Many eye conditions have no symptoms that you could notice on your own, but an eye exam with a qualified and experienced Santa Rosa Optometry provider offers the opportunity for early detection. Some of the conditions that can be detected during your eye exam include:

  • Glaucoma
  • Cataracts
  • Dry eye disease
  • Diabetes
  • Cornea damage
  • Macular degeneration

Early detection gives you the chance to treat eye conditions in the most initial stages when treatment has the best chance of successful outcomes. If you’re diagnosed with an eye condition, you can count on Santa Rosa Optometry to provide excellent treatment and ongoing care.

An eye exam is the best way to keep your eyes healthy and ensure you can see with clarity and focus. To schedule an eye exam, call Santa Rosa Optometry today, or make an appointment online.