Eye Exam Specialist

Bainbridge Eye Care

Optometry located in Bronx, NY

An eye exam gives you a new prescription for contacts or glasses, but it’s also much more at Bainbridge Eye Care in the Norwood neighborhood of the Bronx, New York City. The skilled eye doctors screen for eye disease, manage chronic eye issues, and also help with any new issues you’re having. Book your appointment by calling the office or using the online appointment tool now.

Eye Exam Q & A

What does an eye exam involve?

At Bainbridge Eye Care, an eye exam involves many different eye health and vision assessments, including:

Visual acuity and eye refraction

Visual acuity and eye refraction help to diagnose and treat myopia (nearsightedness), hyperopia (farsightedness), astigmatism, and presbyopia. Bainbridge Eye Care uses a computer-controlled autorefractor for maximum prescription precision.

Eye function tests

Eye function tests check your eye movement, pairing, and other important aspects of eye function.

Eye health tests

Eye health tests check the inner and outer eye, including the eyelids, corneas, retinas, and all other parts, to make sure they’re healthy. 

Ocular disease screening

Ocular disease screening includes assessments for eye conditions including glaucoma, cataracts, macular degeneration, and diabetic retinopathy. 

Bainbridge Eye Care has the Octopus 300, a visual field test that finds issues in the central and side vision. For inner eye imaging, they use the Canon CR-1 Mark II digital retinal camera. Specular microscopy, a corneal endothelium analysis tool, is also available on-site. 

Eye exams at Bainbridge Eye Care go far beyond ordinary eye screenings like those that often are given in schools. These comprehensive exams assess all aspects of your eyes so you can feel confident about your ocular health and vision. 

Do I need an eye exam every year?

Bainbridge Eye Care makes personalized recommendations for every patient. In general, most children and adults need annual eye exams. Pediatric eye care is available starting at the age of 5. 

Although you might not always need a new prescription for glasses or contacts at every exam, the yearly exam is also important for your whole-body health. During your annual exam, your eye doctors can find very early signs of eye disease and systemic illness like diabetes. 

For example, diabetic retinopathy often causes no obvious symptoms early on, but it leads to changes in your eye blood vessels. By having an annual exam, you can find out about emerging diseases early, and this gives you the best chance to maintain your health and eyesight. 

When do I get my new glasses after my eye exam?

After your exam, you can go straight to the on-site lab to choose your new glasses. A wide range of lenses and frames is available in the lab, including special lens treatments that block blue light, UV rays, and glare. 

Because Bainbridge Eye Care is a one-stop eye care facility, you can get your new glasses or contacts much faster than you would with an external lab. 

For a comprehensive eye exam from caring professionals in the Bronx, call Bainbridge Eye Care or use the online booking tool now.