Eye Examinations

A comprehensive eye exam includes many tests to examine and evaluate the health of your eyes and the quality of your vision. All exams include evaluations for glaucoma, cataracts and macular degeneration. These tests are painless, quick and easy for patients. Have chronic dry eye? Ask us about punctal plugs. Dr. Boyd and Dr. Blumthal are experts in the treatment of dry eyes. Dr. Boyd and Dr. Blumthal are therapeutically licensed to diagnose and treat everything from common eye infections, trauma, eye allergies to major eye diseases.

Children's eye examinations

Undiagnosed and untreated vision problems are holding back millions of school children just when learning and healthy eye development are the most important. A small investment in a comprehensive eye exam could change their lives forever. Two-thirds of children do not receive preventative vision care before starting school.

A state law requiring eye exams for all school-aged children took effect on January 1, 2008. Although parents have until October 15 to provide proof of an eye exam, the Illinois Parent- Teacher Association, the Illinois Federation of Teachers, the Illinois Optometric Association and the vision First Foundation are working to raise awareness now about the new law.

  • 80% of all learning during a child's first 12years of life is obtained through vision.
  • Over half of students identifies as problem learners have undetected vision problems.
  • Children with vision problems may not recognize that they have difficulty seeing because they have "always seen this way, "or changes in their vision are so gradual that they go unnoticed.
  • A school vision evaluation or a pediatrician's screening, while helpful, in not a substitute for a thorough eye examination from an eye doctor.
  • If vision problems are missed during crucial times in development, the child's eye health, development and learning performance may be negatively affected.

Signs that a child may be experiencing vision difficulties:

  • Trouble finishing written assignments
  • Often loses place or skips words when reading
  • Makes errors when copying from the board
  • Holds reading material close to face
  • Rubs eyes
  • Does not perform to potential