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Eye Exam services offered in Chicago, IL

Preventive eye exams are the best way to stay on top of your vision and long-term eye health. At Wicker Park Eye Center, comprehensive eye exams are available for children and adults. Board-certified ophthalmologist Daniel Tepper, MD, screens for several eye conditions, including color blindness, glaucoma, and macular degeneration. After an exam, Dr. Tepper will write a prescription for glasses or contacts to correct astigmatism and other refractive errors so that your vision stays clear. Call the Chicago, Illinois, office today to schedule eye exams for your family or book an appointment online.

Eye Exam Q & A

What are eye exams?

Eye exams are evaluations of your eye health and vision. The goal of preventive exams is to identify the early warning signs of eye disease before you experience complications. With early diagnosis and treatment, you can manage existing eye conditions and protect your long-term vision.

Wicker Park Eye Center offers comprehensive eye exams to adults and children. Dr. Tepper performs various tests to screen for eye diseases like macular degeneration and glaucoma.

He also checks for refractive errors like nearsightedness (myopia), farsightedness (hyperopia), and astigmatism to determine if you need eyeglasses or contact lenses.

When should I schedule eye exams?

Wicker Park Eye Center recommends that everyone have regular eye exams, even if they don’t have symptoms of eye disease or vision problems.

Everyone under 40 should have an eye exam every 2-5 years. Those over 40 should schedule an exam every 2-4 years, and seniors need one every 1-2 years.

Dr. Tepper will recommend more frequent eye exams if you have glaucoma, another eye disease, or a chronic condition like diabetes that can damage your vision and eye health.

What can I expect during eye exams?

During your eye exam at Wicker Park Eye Center, Dr. Tepper checks your vision to identify refractive errors. He’ll ask you to read from a series of charts to determine if you need glasses or contacts or if your prescription needs updating.

Dr. Tepper also performs a comprehensive exam of your eye health. He checks for glaucoma by measuring your eye pressure. He uses a magnifying instrument to evaluate your optic nerve and other structures in the back of your eye.

If Dr. Tepper discovers signs of eye disease or dysfunction, he’ll discuss your treatment options. He offers several minimally invasive treatments, including laser eye surgery, to address many conditions in people of all ages.

A great selection of affordable eyeglass frames, sunglasses, and contact lenses are available in-office. The staff ensures that your eyewear fits well and provides clear vision.

Schedule eye exams for yourself or your family online today. You can also call the Wicker Park Eye Center office today.