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Sierra Eye Medical Group’s Optical Shop has everything you need for your eyewear needs. We offer prescription eyeglasses, fashionable sunglasses, and comfortable contact lenses. Visit us after your eye exam to fill your prescription or find the perfect eyewear for your style and lifestyle. With our top brands and personalized service, we make eye care easy and convenient.

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Routine Eye Exams at Sierra Eye Group

Regular eye exams are essential for maintaining healthy vision and detecting potential issues early. At Sierra Eye Group, we recommend scheduling a comprehensive eye exam annually, or as advised by your eye care provider.

During your routine eye exam, our experienced optometrists will perform a series of tests to assess your vision and overall eye health. These may include:

  • Visual Acuity Test: Measures how well you can see at various distances.
  • Refraction Test: Determines your prescription for glasses or contact lenses, correcting common refractive errors such as nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism.
  • Eye Muscle Movement Test: Evaluates how well your eyes move and work together.
  • Visual Field Test: Checks for any blind spots or peripheral vision loss.
  • Intraocular Pressure Test: Screens for glaucoma by measuring the pressure inside your eyes.
  • Dilated Eye Exam: Allows for a thorough examination of the retina and optic nerve.
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Maintaining a Good Eye Health

Regular eye exams are indispensable for maintaining overall eye health. Beyond assessing visual acuity, these exams detect early signs of eye conditions like glaucoma and macular degeneration, enabling timely treatment to prevent vision loss. Moreover, they offer insights into systemic health issues such as diabetes and hypertension, prompting further medical evaluation. By monitoring eye health and updating prescriptions as needed, the experienced professionals at Sierra Eye ensure optimal vision and quality of life. Investing in regular eye exams at Sierra Eye is an investment in long-term eye health, allowing individuals to enjoy the world with clarity and confidence.

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Frequently Asked Questions

For most adults with no existing eye conditions, a general eye exam is recommended every 1-2 years. However, individuals with certain risk factors or pre-existing eye conditions may need more frequent exams. It’s best to follow your eye care professional’s recommendations based on your specific needs.

No, eye exams are typically painless. You may experience slight discomfort during certain tests, such as the eye pressure test or when eye drops are administered for dilation, but these sensations are temporary and mild.

It’s helpful to bring relevant information such as your medical history, current glasses or contact lenses, and insurance details. You may also want to prepare a list of questions or concerns to discuss with your eye care professional.

During a general eye exam, your eye care professional will conduct various tests to assess your vision and eye health. This may include tests for visual acuity, eye movement, eye pressure, and a dilated eye examination to evaluate the internal structures of your eyes.

The duration of an eye exam can vary depending on factors such as the complexity of your eye health and vision needs. Typically, a comprehensive eye exam may take anywhere from 30 minutes to an hour to complete.

Dilation of the pupils with eye drops allows for a more thorough examination of the internal structures of your eyes, including the retina and optic nerve. Your eye care professional will determine if dilation is necessary based on your individual circumstances.

Your vision may be temporarily blurred and you may be more sensitive to light after dilation. It’s advisable to arrange for transportation home after the exam if you anticipate experiencing difficulty driving. How soon will I get the results of my eye exam?

Your eye care professional will discuss the findings of your exam with you at the conclusion of your appointment. They will explain any concerns or recommendations for further evaluation or treatment, if necessary.

If your exam reveals a need for corrective lenses, your eye care professional will discuss your options with you and provide a prescription for glasses or contact lenses, if needed. They can also assist you in selecting the appropriate eyewear based on your prescription and preferences.

Many vision insurance plans cover routine eye exams, but coverage can vary depending on your provider and policy. It’s a good idea to check with your insurance company beforehand to understand your coverage and any associated costs.

Computer Lenses

Computer Lenses

We offer specialty lenses and treatments formulated just for those who use digital devices. Check out our computer lenses which help reduce eyestrain and provide the right protection.

Progressive Lenses

Progressive Lenses

Consult with one of our licensed opticians at Sierra Eye Group to have your progressive lenses tailored to your personal lifestyle. Personalized progressive lenses will offer highly accurate vision correction and significantly wider visual fields than conventional progressive lenses.

Glare-Free Protection

Glare-Free Protection

Glare-Free Protection allows light to pass through your lens without bouncing and reflecting, thus reducing eyestrain and improving clarity. Glare-Free Protection on your lenses gives you the relief that allows you to work in front of a screen, drive at night, and see more clearly.

Sunglasses & Polarized Lens

Sunglasses & Polarized Lenses

We offer a large selection of sunglasses with or without a prescription with choices in lens colors and polarized lens options that reduce glare to improve vision and provide 100% UV protection.

Kids/Teen Glasses

Kids/Teen Glasses

Kids and teens have unique needs when it comes to their glasses. At Sierra Eye Group, we provide lenses and frame styles geared toward providing sharp vision and comfort while offering things like impact resistance lenses and, UV protection.

Athletic Safety Glasses

Athletic Safety Glasses

It’s important to wear eye protection that has been built to comfortably preform and protect during the rigors of sports. We offer athletic sport protection with or without a prescription to meet the unique demands of adventure and sport.

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By detecting any issues early on, we can provide timely treatment and correction, including prescribing glasses or contact lenses to address refractive errors. Schedule your routine eye exam with Sierra Eye Group today and prioritize your eye health for years to come.


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Serving Tulare & Kings Counties For Over 50 Years

Sierra Eye Group

2830 W. Main St.
Visalia, CA 93291

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