Comprehensive Eye Exams in Austin

Comprehensive Eye Exams in Austin

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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 Austin 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.


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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 Far West Optical for an eye exam today!

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- Jun. 15, 2024
I highly recommend Far West Optical. Very helpful and knowledgeable staff.
- Jun. 11, 2024
Great service and the doctor was very nice
- May. 29, 2024
Thoughtful and thorough experience. I highly recommend Far West Optical.
- May. 11, 2024
dr. H is a great optometrist! he explains things in layman's terms, is patient, a great listener, a... nd all around a great person. HIGHLY, HIGHLY recommended!
- Apr. 29, 2024
What an amazing place! Everyone was kind, helpful, and seemed to enjoy what they were doing. So happ... y to have found this office! Loved Dr. Gasser who explained everything to me so that I fully understood! Don’t let the “curb appeal” fool you, this place is wonderful!
- Apr. 29, 2024
I’m so glad I found a wonderful eye Dr near me. She is very nice and thorough . The staff is nice ... and very efficient. It was a nice, comfortable process to get my new glasses.
- Apr. 20, 2024
Not pushy, down to earth!
- Apr. 10, 2024
Great team at Far West Optical! High tech and high touch.
- Mar. 22, 2024
I felt my eyes were in good, competent, and kind hands
- Feb. 27, 2024
Dr. Gasser was professional and thorough. She explained my eye exam results well. Staff was friend... ly and professional. Office was well equipped and clean.
- Feb. 26, 2024
The best experience I’ve ever had with an optometrist! I’m a new patient and Dr. Gasser has trea... ted me like a long-time valued customer. She’s been very empathetic and diligent in identifying my dry eye symptoms, and referred me to a specialty clinic that has done wonders for my treatment. Dr. Gasser also put me in new, much more comfortable contact lenses and her front desk staff price matched my contacts order to give me the best price I’ve had in years of wearing contacts. Will never go anywhere else!
- Feb. 12, 2024
Dr. Gasser is friendly and efficient. Thanks!
- Jan. 14, 2024
Dr. Haselhorst talked me through the entire appointment about what he was doing and provided me with... extra contacts and solution. Ms. Karla Morse is an amazing practice manager. She price matched my contacts and helped me find new glasses.
- Nov. 16, 2023
The staff is lovely. Dr. Gasser was thorough and explained everything as we went
- Nov. 07, 2023
Great doctor and team! They also had a great selection of frames to choose from. I love to have su... ch a professional office in our neighborhood.
- Oct. 11, 2023
I was travelling through Austin and a screw fell out of my prescription sunglasses causing the lens ... to fall out. The very kind and helpful ladies at the front desk were able to do a quick repair and get me back on the road. Small thing, but much appreciated!
- Sep. 07, 2023
Super friendly staff, especially the receptionists! They do great work.
- Jul. 12, 2023
Staff is amazing.. I would highly recommend and will be going back.
- Jul. 02, 2023
Friendly and thorough staff with minimal wait time.
- Jun. 15, 2023
Could not recommend this wonderful group of people more! We had an emergency where a family member w... as in a ton of pain and needed to be seen asap. The team understood the urgency, treated my family with grace and warmth and made sure we got the care we needed. Not just the Doctor, everyone from the staff checking us in to the gentleman who brought us to the room, and everyone in between was so kind and helpful.

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