Healthy Eyes

Expert eye health and vision information from America’s primary eye health care providers, doctors of optometry.

See the Full Picture of Your Health with an Annual Comprehensive Eye Exam

Did you know a comprehensive eye exam with your doctor of optometry doesn’t just determine if you need eyeglasses or contact lenses? In fact, your doctor also carefully looks at all aspects of your eye health, which can help provide a clearer picture of your overall health. Comprehensive eye exams go well beyond the goal of 20/20 vision.

Healthy Vision and Contact Lenses

Safe contact lenses use provides an effective form of vision correction. Contact lenses prescribed by a licensed doctor of optometry are worn safely and comfortably by millions of people worldwide and have a long history of providing wearers with a safe and effective form of vision correction.

Common Eye and Vision Conditions

Astigmatism

Astigmatism is a common vision condition that causes blurred vision. It occurs when the cornea (the clear front cover of the eye) is irregularly shaped or sometimes because of the curvature of the lens inside the eye.

Myopia (Nearsightedness)

Nearsightedness, or myopia, as it is medically termed, is a vision condition in which people can see closeobjects clearly, but objects farther away appear blurred.

What's a Doctor of Optometry?

Doctors of optometry are primary eye health care providers who examine, diagnose, treat and manage diseases and disorders of the eye, and also play a major role in maintaining the overall health and well-being of their patients. Make your health a priority by scheduling an appointment with a local AOA doctor today!
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