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Eye Exams for Hartford and New London Residents


Your vision is a precious gift that deserves the best care possible. Comprehensive eye exams are essential for maintaining good eye health and ensuring a lifetime of clear and comfortable vision.

TotalVision, we take your eye health to the next level with detailed exams tailored to each family member's needs. Whether it's your child's visual well-being or your own, we're here to provide quality care for every need.

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Why Everyone Needs Regular Eye Exams


Eye exams are crucial for everyone, not only for vision correction but also for maintaining overall eye health. These thorough assessments provide more than just a prescription for glasses or contacts; they are a proactive measure to safeguard your vision and identify potential health issues before they become serious.

Early examinations are vital for children to verify that their vision development is progressing correctly, which can impact their academic performance and social interactions. Adults benefit from regular screenings to adjust vision correction needs and monitor changes that might suggest other health concerns, such as diabetes or hypertension.

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How to Maintain Eye Health at Every Stage of Life


Good vision and eye health are crucial at every age. For adults, a general guideline for the frequency of exams is as follows:

  1. Adults who wear eyeglasses or contact lenses should have an eye exam annually.
  2. For those with conditions like diabetes or high blood pressure, more frequent exams are often suggested because these diseases can adversely affect vision.
  3. As you enter your 40s, it becomes necessary to schedule eye exams every one to two years to catch and manage common age-related issues such as presbyopia, cataracts, and macular degeneration.
  4. The likelihood of eye diseases increases after 60, making annual eye exams even more critical to safeguarding vision.

Regular exams are also recommended for those who don’t typically need vision correction, as these exams are key to maintaining overall eye health.

Children's Eye Exams at TotalVision


According to recent studies, approximately 25% of school-aged children may have vision problems. To ensure your child's eyes are in the best condition, the American Optometric Association (AOA) recommends the following schedule for eye exams:

  • The first eye exam should occur at around six months old.
  • Another comprehensive examination should be at age three.
  • An eye exam is recommended again before starting school.

We believe in early detection and intervention, so we proudly offer the InfantSEE® program. This comprehensive eye and vision assessment is available at no cost, ensuring the healthy development of your child's vision from an early age.

Prioritizing your child's vision health ensures they have the best opportunities for success in their academic and personal life.

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Annual eye exams are advised for children without vision problems or risk factors during their school years. However, more frequent examinations are recommended for those with known vision issues or risk factors.

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Why You Need a Contact Lens Exam


Contact lens exams are essential for ensuring your lenses fit properly and comfortably. Unlike a standard eye exam that assesses your vision and overall eye health, a contact lens exam focuses on finding the right lenses to match your eye shape and vision needs. This tailored approach helps prevent discomfort and potential eye health issues. Regular contact lens exams also allow our eye doctors to make necessary adjustments and check for changes in your eye health. Whether you're a new or long-time wearer, these exams are crucial for maintaining optimal comfort and eye health. Dr. Mitchel Strand and Dr. Luke Ferrin are currently offering orthokeratology contact lenses consults/services in both the Uncasville and Mystic locations.