Comprehensive Eye Exams in Columbia

Comprehensive Eye Exams in Columbia

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Your Vision. Your Future.

Is your child having a hard time seeing the board in class?

Do you struggle to read fine-print in books and menus?

Regular comprehensive eye exams involve a series of tests that enable your Columbia eye doctor to check your eye health and vision. This type of eye exam can only be performed by an eye doctor, and shouldn’t be confused with the vision screenings given in schools or other non-professional settings.

Having regular comprehensive eye exams is crucial when it comes to protecting your eyes from sight-threatening diseases, and ensuring that your optical prescription is up-to-date.

A comprehensive eye exam can also reveal signs of a general health condition like diabetes, hypertension or high cholesterol.

Contact our eye care clinic today to schedule your comprehensive eye exam today!

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Why Is It Important to Get Your Eyes Tested Regularly?

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Comprehensive eye exams are an important part of maintaining great vision and eye health for the entire family.

During your eye exam, your eye doctor will check for any refractive errors or visual skill deficiencies that may hinder development or learning, and diagnose, manage, and treat eye diseases and conditions, including glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy or macular degeneration that can cause severe vision loss in adults.

Many of these sight-robbing conditions show little to no symptoms until they’ve already caused learning difficulties, significant damage to the eye, and/or irreversible vision loss. Routine eye exams ensure early diagnosis and treatment of these and other conditions.


What to Expect From Your Eye Exam

  • Glasses/contact lens prescription updates

    We'll provide you with an updated prescription so that you can see clearly. Some people require a new prescription every year, whereas others only need a new prescription every 2-3 years.

  • Evaluating your child’s vision for learning

    Conditions such as strabismus and amblyopia, and visual skill deficiencies such as convergence insufficiency can negatively impact your child’s learning.

  • Diagnosis & treatment of eye diseases

    Eye diseases such as glaucoma, macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy may show no symptoms until it’s too late. The earlier the treatment, the more effective the outcome.

  • Rule out signs of systemic diseases

    Common systemic diseases such as diabetes and stroke can first be detected in the eyes as part of a comprehensive eye exam.


Comprehensive Eye Exams in Columbia

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Hours
  • Monday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Tuesday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Wednesday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Thursday 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
  • Friday 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
Insurance Plans
  • EyeMed
  • VSP
  • Spectera
  • National Vision Administration (NVA)
Patient Reviews
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- Feb. 16, 2024
All of the staff is nice and professional. The eye doctor is great at explaining things and has actu... ally used diagrams to explain what's going on with my eyes.
- Apr. 01, 2022
I have had a lot of trouble at various eye places and eye doctors. I was seen at this place last sum... mer and couldn't recommend it enough! I have a very high prescription and they got my new glasses turned around for me in record timing and kept me updated. The receptionist is also extremely kind, helpful & professional. Definitely recommend!!
- Sep. 28, 2021
I don't actually go to this eye doctor professionally as I'm a college student here in Columbia, but... my frames broke recently and I had to order another pair. When I went to them asking if they could put my old lens in the new frame, they agreed immediately and helped me. They were so accommodating and they tightened them and cleaned them, asked me if they fit alright. 10/10 amazing people. If you're looking for anyone I would recommend them first. Amazing service if I ever need eye care in Columbia this will be my first stop.
- Nov. 05, 2020
It’s on the second floor down the hall to your left Very great place Really fast I did not wait My... appointed started right on time as well (:
- Aug. 15, 2020
Their staff are very friendly and always willing to help in anyway they can. I highly recommend them... , they will take great care of you.
- Jul. 26, 2019
Friendly and professional care.
- Nov. 02, 2018
Great doctor and clinic. Everyone is friendly and takes time to explain what is going on. This is my... favorite eye doctor, after 38 years of eye doctor appointments in all different places.
- Feb. 27, 2018
Very nice staff! I called to ask if they would fit my bent out of shape glasses and they did so kind... ly! I’m not even a patient and they helped me.
- Sep. 09, 2017
Great place!! Friendly and knowledgeable staff and very helpful!! Dr. Studer is awesome. They will t... ake great care of your eyes!!!
- Apr. 18, 2017
Dr Studer and his team are amazing. He always takes his time and explains everything. The staff are ... always friendly and they have a great selection of glasses to choose from.

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Comprehensive Eye Exams FAQs

Is a comprehensive eye exam the same as a vision screening?

No. Vision screenings like the one performed for children in school or at optical-only stores only check for 20/20 vision. They do not check for the presence of sight-threatening eye diseases such as glaucoma, macular degeneration or cataracts. They also do not check for visual skill deficiencies such as problems with visual tracking or processing. Comprehensive eye exams are more thorough and use advanced equipment to evaluate your vision and eye health.

How often should I get an eye exam?

Eye doctors usually recommend that you come in for a comprehensive eye exam at least once a year. This ensures that your glasses or contact lens prescription stays up to date and that signs and symptoms of developing eye conditions are caught early before they cause lasting damage.

When should I bring my child in for their first comprehensive eye exam?

A child’s first eye exam should take place at age 6 months. It’s important not to delay eye exams for young infants and children as some early eye problems can affect vision for life. Detecting vision problems early can keep a minor issue from becoming something serious (and more challenging to treat).

Want to get your children off to a good start in life? Visit EyeCare of Columbia for an eye exam today!


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