At Dr. Sills and Associates we offer comprehensive eye exams in Fort Myers, Florida. Our eye doctors use the latest advancements in eye examinations to provide our patients and their entire family with the most complete eye care they need. Read below to find out how our complete eye exams in Fort Myers can help you.
Your Eye Exam
Regular eye exams are crucial, regardless of your age or physical health. When you have a complete eye exam in Fort Myers, your eye doctor will not only determine your prescription for eyeglasses or contact lenses, but will also assess how your eyes function together, examine you for common eye diseases and evaluate your eyes as an indicator of your overall health. During an eye exam a number of tests are used to measure your vision and eye health, ranging from simple ones, such as reading an eye chart, to complex tests using advanced technology.
The current recommendation of eyecare experts is to have a comprehensive eye exam every one to three years relating to your age, physical health, and risk factors for eye and vision problems. How often do children and adults need to have their eyes examined, and which risk factors play a role in the frequency of their eye exams? Read on...
Routine Eye Exams for Adults in Fort Myers, FL
Routine eye exams in Fort Myers are an important part of eye health. Adults who have a prescription for eyeglasses or contact lenses should have a comprehensive eye exam every year, according to the The American Optometric Association. Healthy adults who do not require corrective lenses, do not have a known eye condition, and are not considered at risk for developing progressive eye diseases generally need an eye exam every couple of years until age 40. Eye doctors know that certain health conditions increase the risk of developing eye diseases and impact vision and eye health, so they recommend more close monitoring and more frequent eye exams; these include: diabetes, high blood pressure and other disorders.
To schedule your appointment call our eye doctor at 239-437-1844, or just walk in, today.
Over age 40, it's a good idea to have an eye exam every year or two to screen for common age-related eye problems such as presbyopia, cataracts and macular degeneration. Read more about Vision After 40.
The risk of developing age related eye diseases is even higher in those over 60, so everyone over the age of 60 should have an annual eye exam to monitor for eye changes. Read more about Vision After 60.
Children's Eye Exams
Some experts estimate that approximately 5% to 10% of pre-schoolers and 25% of school-aged children have vision problems. According to the American Optometric Association (AOA), all children should have their eyes examined at 6 months of age, at age 3 and again at the start of school. Children without vision problems or risk factors for eye or vision problems should then continue to have their eyes examined at every year throughout school.
Children with existing vision problems or risk factors should have their eyes examined more frequently. Common risk factors for vision problems include:
- premature birth
- developmental delays
- turned or crossed eyes
- family history of eye disease
- history of eye injury
- other physical illness or disease
The AOA recommends that children who wear eyeglasses or contact lenses should have their eyes examined at least every 12 months or according to their eye doctor’s instructions. Read more about Pediatric Eye Exams.
Eye Exams, in Ft. Myers Walmart
Our eye doctor is a highly qualified doctor of optometry with an office based inside the Walmart in Ft. Myers. He is committed to ensuring that patients of every age benefit from optimum vision and eye care services. Using advanced diagnostic technology, top skill and years of professional experience, Dr. Richard Sills will examine your eyes thoroughly for any signs of a problem.
We encourage all patients to visit annually for a complete eye exam. Vision can change from year to year, and only regular eye exams can detect the start of any conditions or diseases that can threaten your vision. Our cost-effective and convenient eye exams make it easy for you to stay on top of your vision care!
Your Walmart eye exam will consist of visual acuity testing, such as reading an eye chart, as well as more complex procedures to analyze your inner eye tissue with a high-powered lens. At Dr. Sills & Associates, our business is based on the goal of helping every individual to enjoy healthy eyes and the best vision possible.
Affordable Vision Care
Our convenient location within the Ft. Myers Walmart enables us to charge lower fees for first-rate eye exams. By renting space from Walmart, Dr. Sills & Associates has a lower overhead than most private optometry clinics, and our valued patients are the ones who benefit. We are able to offer reduced fees on the cost of your exam at the Walmart Vision Center, and we welcome walk-ins all day long.
Your comprehensive eye exam in Walmart to check ocular health and vision costs about $70.00, and a basic contact lens eye exam costs about $110. If you have astigmatism or require bifocals for vision correction and want to wear contact lenses, there is a supplementary charge. We also accept most vision plans for the portion of your eye exam that the plan covers. Look at the insurances we accept or call our office for assistance. We also welcome walk-ins for an eye exam at Walmart.
Following your eye exam in our Ft. Myers Walmart, we will issue your up-to-date, accurate vision prescription, which is valid anywhere in the United States. You will also receive a summary of your eye exam.
Contact Lenses Eye Exams
Your contact lenses eye exam in our Ft. Myers office inspects more than a standard Walmart eye exam. We will also measure your corneal curvature in order to prescribe the best-fitting contacts. After you have been wearing your lenses for a specific period of time, we will also perform a follow-up exam to keep watch on your ocular health.
Can I get contacts at Walmart?
Sure! When it comes to purchasing your new contact lenses, Dr. Sills & Associates recommends that you stick with premium brand-name manufacturers and the latest lenses available at Walmart. These advanced lenses are the best way to protect your vision and make it last!
After Your Eye Exam Inside Our Ft. Myers Walmart
After your eye exam, we are located next to Walmart Optical - in the perfect place to buy quality eyeglasses with your current prescription. Due to Walmart’s buying power and dynamic operations, a vast array of top-quality eyeglasses at an everyday low price is available. Walmart will custom-make your eyeglasses with the best frame and lens materials in one of its six efficient, high-tech optical labs. Although Dr. Sills is an independent eye doctor and makes no profit from Walmart’s eyewear sales, we are pleased to offer our patients this ultra-convenient way to purchase high-quality glasses after their Ft. Myers eye exam.