Comprehensive Eye Exams Specialist

West Vision

Jacob West, OD

Optometrist located in Tyler, TX

Having a comprehensive eye exam every year is important for both eye wellness and whole body wellness. Skilled and experienced optometrist Dr. Jacob West leads the vision care team at West Vision in Tyler, Texas. He checks for eye problems, prescribes eyeglasses and contacts, treats eye diseases, and much more. Patients in the Tyler, Noonday, New Hope, Antioch, Walnut Grove, and surrounding areas of Athens, Canton, Lindale, Palestine, Flint, Bullard, Winnsboro, Brownsboro, Chandler, Arp, Mineola, Quitman, Van, and Ben Wheeler can contact West Vision via online booking or by phone now to schedule a comprehensive eye exam.

Comprehensive Eye Exam Q & A

How often do I need a comprehensive eye exam?

Dr. West generally recommends comprehensive eye exams every 1-2 years. If you have a history of eye disease or chronic vision problems, you'll likely need yearly exams.

If you have healthy eyes and no new problems emerge, you may need a comprehensive eye exam only every two years.

Children should have a comprehensive eye exam when they begin school, and every two years thereafter. However, if your child is at risk for vision problems, Dr. West may recommend yearly exams instead.

What happens during a comprehensive eye exam?

You'll first need to fill out a medical history. This information can help Dr. West identify potential issues during your eye exam. You'll have a variety of eye tests during your comprehensive eye exam. This includes reading letters on a chart, moving your eyes in different directions, and focusing your eyes on certain objects.

Dr. West will examine your eye closely to look for any signs of disease or other issues. Dilation allows Dr. West to look at all the inner structures of your eyes more closely.

Do I have to get my eyes dilated?

Not necessarily. If you're seeing Dr. West because you just need a checkup and a new prescription, you might not need dilation. On the other hand, if you're seeing Dr. West because of eye problems, you'll likely need to have your eyes dilated so he can make an accurate diagnosis and prescribe the best treatment.

How do I get my eyeglass or contact prescription?

If you need vision correction, you'll complete some easy vision tests in which you rate potential lenses on whether they improve your vision or not. You'll tell Dr. West whether a series of lenses is "better, worse, or no change" to determine your prescription.

Be sure to carefully consider each option so that your prescription is the most accurate one possible. Dr. West gives you the new prescription at the end of your visit.

The team at West Vision wants to be your partner in great vision care. Click to make an appointment online now or call the West Vision office to schedule your comprehensive eye exam today.