San Diego Vision Care Optometry
Optometrists located in San Diego, CA
San Diego Vision Care Optometry is home to trusted providers of eye care for patients throughout the San Diego, CA, area, offering routine eye exams as well as pediatric eye exams and emergency care so patients can enjoy the best vision possible at any age.
Eye Exams Q & A
What happens during an eye exam?
During a routine eye exam, our providers will check your visual acuity (clarity of vision) and your peripheral vision, evaluate your eye muscle movement, perform a simple slit-lamp exam to look at the front portion of your eye, and perform a dilated exam to view the back of your eye and the optic nerve. They will also test for glaucoma and perform other tests to determine if you need corrective lenses. In addition to routine eye exams, our providers also perform pediatric eye exams geared toward the special needs of growing kids and emergency exams to treat emergent vision loss and other immediate care needs affecting eyesight.
How often should I have an eye exam?
The American Optometric Association recommends children from ages 6 to 18 years and adults up to age 60 have a complete eye exam with dilation every one to two years, or more often if a vision-threatening condition exists; after age 60, annual exams are recommended. For children under age six, the association recommends exams at six months of age and again at age three. All children should be evaluated before first grade and regularly throughout school to ensure vision problems are detected before they interfere with learning.
My child has vision screening in school; do I still need to schedule a pediatric eye exam?
Absolutely; while school vision programs are an important tool in helping identify many vision issues that can interfere with learning, they do not look for diseases that may not be causing symptoms, nor can they identify the cause of any vision loss. To ensure your child's eyes stay healthy and their vision remains clear, they should have regular pediatric eye exams every one to two years to check for problems in their earliest stages, before they interfere with school and other activities.
Major Insurance Providers Accepted
Below is a short list of just some of the plans we accept. Please contact our office if you do not see your insurance provider listed on our site.
Words from our patients
"I've been to several ophthalmology places before, but I can honestly say this is the best one with the best service I've encountered."
"I was referred here by a good friend and I'm so happy I went!"
"I'm new to San Diego and I'm glad I found a good optometrist just a couple blocks from home."
"I really appreciated that he did not try to up sell me, the overall level of professionalism and the fact that he actually seemed genuinely concerned with my eye care."
"He figured out that I have a slight astigmatism and prescribed the RIGHT contacts for me. The change immediately made a difference with my vision & overall happiness. "