We are your address for expert eye exams in Northern New Jersey. Located in Fair Lawn, our office is fully equipped with all the top technology for conducting complete examinations of your vision and eye health. Our skilled, professional staff will assess your eyes for the correct prescription and detection of eye diseases. Only a short drive from Paterson, we are positioned perfectly for convenient access from many New Jersey neighborhoods.
Dr. Jeanine Graves uses a variety of procedures and tools to test your eyes. In addition to having you read a basic letter chart, Dr. Graves will also examine the inner tissues of your eyes with a specialized, high powered lens. This provides ample significant information about your general health. The ability of your eyes to pair together and work as a team is another important aspect of your vision that will be evaluated.
Routine eye exams are recommended for all adults every one to three years, depending upon your physical condition, risk factors and age. If you wear corrective lenses, then you should schedule an eye exam every year. Anyone who has high blood pressure, diabetes or other disorders should come in for an eye evaluation more frequently, as medically advised. Adults over age 40 may experience the onset of presbyopia, and once the milestone of 60 years is reached, other ocular conditions, such as macular degeneration and cataracts, become more common.
With children, the American Optometric Association (AOA) advises that pediatric eye exams should be scheduled starting at ½ year old. Follow-up examinations are recommended at 3 years old and prior to the start of school. As children grow during their school years, they should continue going for eye check-ups approximately every two years. Children who wear eyeglasses or contact lenses in order to correct vision should be examined more frequently. This is the best way to detect the development eye problems as early as possible – and thereby prevent any resulting delays in reading and learning. Note that a need for vision correction is commonly indicated for children, with approximately 5% to 10% of preschoolers and a quarter of school aged children needing eyeglasses. So be sure to bring your child for regular testing. Dr. Graves is qualified to conduct comprehensive pediatric exams, and she’s great with kids too!
If your child has specific risk factors for eyesight problems, you should take extra care to schedule eye exams on a regular basis. Be sure to mention any of these issues to our optometric staff. These risk factors include:
- Pre-term birth
- Family history of eye conditions
- Past cases of eye injury
- Disease or physical illness
- Delays in motor or cognitive development
- Crossed eyes
Adults. The AOA also recommends an annual eye exam for any adult who wears eyeglasses or contacts. If you don’t normally need vision correction, you still need an eye exam every two to three years up to the age of 40, depending on your rate of visual change and overall health. Doctors often recommend more frequent examinations for adults with diabetes, high blood pressure and other disorders, because many diseases can have an impact on vision and eye health.
If you are over 40, it’s a good idea to have your eyes examined every one to two years to check for common age-related eye problems such as presbyopia, cataracts and macular degeneration. Read more about Vision After 40.
Because the risk of eye disease continues to increase with advancing age, everyone over the age of 60 should be examined annually. Read more about Vision After 60.
To book your next eye exam, call us today. Conveniently located in Fair Lawn, NJ, we’re just minutes from and Paterson.