Comprehensive Eye Exams in Erie

Comprehensive Eye Exams in Erie

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Your Vision. Your Future.

Is your child having a hard time seeing the board in class?

Do you struggle to read fine-print in books and menus?

Regular comprehensive eye exams involve a series of tests that enable your Erie eye doctor to check your eye health and vision. This type of eye exam can only be performed by an eye doctor, and shouldn’t be confused with the vision screenings given in schools or other non-professional settings.

Having regular comprehensive eye exams is crucial when it comes to protecting your eyes from sight-threatening diseases, and ensuring that your optical prescription is up-to-date.

A comprehensive eye exam can also reveal signs of a general health condition like diabetes, hypertension or high cholesterol.

Contact our eye care clinic today to schedule your comprehensive eye exam today!

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Why Is It Important to Get Your Eyes Tested Regularly?

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Comprehensive eye exams are an important part of maintaining great vision and eye health for the entire family.

During your eye exam, your eye doctor will check for any refractive errors or visual skill deficiencies that may hinder development or learning, and diagnose, manage, and treat eye diseases and conditions, including glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy or macular degeneration that can cause severe vision loss in adults.

Many of these sight-robbing conditions show little to no symptoms until they’ve already caused learning difficulties, significant damage to the eye, and/or irreversible vision loss. Routine eye exams ensure early diagnosis and treatment of these and other conditions.


What to Expect From Your Eye Exam

  • Glasses/contact lens prescription updates

    We'll provide you with an updated prescription so that you can see clearly. Some people require a new prescription every year, whereas others only need a new prescription every 2-3 years.

  • Evaluating your child’s vision for learning

    Conditions such as strabismus and amblyopia, and visual skill deficiencies such as convergence insufficiency can negatively impact your child’s learning.

  • Diagnosis & treatment of eye diseases

    Eye diseases such as glaucoma, macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy may show no symptoms until it’s too late. The earlier the treatment, the more effective the outcome.

  • Rule out signs of systemic diseases

    Common systemic diseases such as diabetes and stroke can first be detected in the eyes as part of a comprehensive eye exam.


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Comprehensive Eye Exams FAQs

Is a comprehensive eye exam the same as a vision screening?

No. Vision screenings like the one performed for children in school or at optical-only stores only check for 20/20 vision. They do not check for the presence of sight-threatening eye diseases such as glaucoma, macular degeneration or cataracts. They also do not check for visual skill deficiencies such as problems with visual tracking or processing. Comprehensive eye exams are more thorough and use advanced equipment to evaluate your vision and eye health.

How often should I get an eye exam?

Eye doctors usually recommend that you come in for a comprehensive eye exam at least once a year. This ensures that your glasses or contact lens prescription stays up to date and that signs and symptoms of developing eye conditions are caught early before they cause lasting damage.

When should I bring my child in for their first comprehensive eye exam?

A child’s first eye exam should take place at age 6 months. It’s important not to delay eye exams for young infants and children as some early eye problems can affect vision for life. Detecting vision problems early can keep a minor issue from becoming something serious (and more challenging to treat).

Want to get your children off to a good start in life? Visit Shawnee Optical - West Erie for an eye exam today!

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- Mar. 13, 2024
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- Mar. 04, 2024
Dr. Piersol & the whole staff were very friendly & knowledgeable. They were able to make my daughte... r an appointment quickly that worked around her school & sports schedule. They were also very helpful with figuring out our Eye Insurance. Overall positive experience all around.
- Feb. 26, 2024
Very good experience with the doctor's eye exam and helpful employees to get me fitted with glasses....
- Oct. 10, 2023
Dr. Piersol & Staff at Shawnee Optical are very friendly & provide great service.
- Aug. 03, 2023
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- Aug. 01, 2023
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- Jul. 05, 2023
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- May. 11, 2023
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- Apr. 17, 2023
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- Apr. 04, 2023
Completely pain-free experience! Professional staff; warm & friendly. Answered all my questions. Com... plete thorough exam.
- Feb. 19, 2023
Dr. Piersol was extremely gentle, knowledgeable, and kind. I've been to eye care professionals for ... over 20 years and he made me feel comfortable than most. Thumbs up.
- Feb. 19, 2023
Professional, friendly staff. Prescriptions have been accurate and choice of frames is great. I high... ly recommend them.
- Jan. 19, 2023
Always a great experience. Thank you!
- Jan. 16, 2023
Eye exam in January and a scratched cornea "emergency" this week - both experiences at Shawnee were ... professional and super helpful
- Jan. 15, 2023
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- Nov. 14, 2022
The most down to earth staff I have ever met! Mary was so sweet and accommodating!!
- Oct. 27, 2022
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- Aug. 03, 2022
Great experience at Shawnee Optical. I was able to visit with the Doctor, get fitted for contacts, a... nd order a pair of glasses in less than an hour. They said the estimate for the glasses to arrive would be 7 to 10 business days. I picked them up today which was less than a week from my original appointment. Katie was super friendly and helpful she pointed out a chip in the frames and ordered a new pair for me right away. I didn't even ask. Great customer service. I highly recommend.

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