No matter who we are, where we come from, or what we do, we all deserve to be seen. We deserve more than computer-generated prescriptions or crowdsourced care. We deserve the human connection and medical expertise that AOA doctors of optometry deliver.
Taking care of your health is critical and you may have concerns related to eye health as a result of the COVID-19 public health crisis. Doctors of optometry are resuming the delivery of comprehensive eye health and vision care and implementing new protocols to provide care in a safe and healthy environment.
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.
Visual Acuity is the clarity or sharpness of vision.
If interested in wearing contact lenses, get off to the right start by seeing a doctor of optometry. A doctor will provide a thorough eye examination and an evaluation of suitability for contact lens wear.
There are many types of contact lenses, each with its own advantages and disadvantages. Learn more about each type with our side by side comparison.
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.
Nearsightedness, or myopia, as it is medically termed, is a vision condition in which people can see close objects clearly, but objects farther away appear blurred.