Adults and children of every age should have regular eye exams to screen for potential problems and ensure long-term eye health. Starting at age 40, regular eye exams should be done more frequently to screen for age-related issues like cataracts, glaucoma, and macular degeneration.
Your medical history, family history and age will determine how frequently you need to see your eye doctor, and whether you need to see an optometrist or ophthalmologist.
When it’s time for an eye exam, do you know which type of eye specialist to see?
For a standard eye exam, you can book an appointment with an optometrist. If needed, your optometrist may refer you to an ophthalmologist for further care. And if you need glasses or contact lenses, an optician in one of our Vision Centers can help with fittings, lenses and frames.
What to expect at your eye exam
Whether you visit an eye care location in Milwaukee, Kenosha, Fond du Lac, or elsewhere in Eastern Wisconsin, you can expect a thorough examination from a highly trained, compassionate optometrist or ophthalmologist.
A typical eye exam includes:
Overall, your eye exam should only take about 30-45 minutes. If your optometrist notices any issues with your eye health, they may refer you to an ophthalmologist for further treatment.