Eye Exams Specialist

Comprehensive Ophthalmology located in Libertyville, & Skokie, IL

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Eye Exams

Regular eye exams are an essential part of taking care of your health. People of all ages, including children, need eye exams. At North Shore Glaucoma Center & Eye Physicians in Libertyville and Skokie, Illinois, the team of ophthalmologists provides thorough eye exams. The team includes a pediatric physician who takes care of the eye needs of children and teenagers. To schedule your eye exam, call the office today or book online.


Eye Exams Q & A

Why do I need eye exams?

Eye exams are an essential part of your overall health and well-being. Your primary care provider will check your vision, but they don’t evaluate the health of your eyes.

And this routine vision check might not find the vision or eye problems that the experts at North Shore Glaucoma Center & Eye Physicians can discover during a thorough eye exam.

When do I need eye exams?

When you need eye exams depends on your age and vision needs. Your eye doctor will talk to you about how frequently you need eye exams.

Pediatric eye exams

The staff of North Shore Glaucoma Center & Eye Physicians includes a pediatrician who takes care of the vision needs of children and teenagers.

You can schedule an eye exam for your child at North Shore Glaucoma Center & Eye Physicians around age 3. Schedule this exam sooner if your pediatrician finds a vision or eye-alignment problem.

You should also schedule an eye exam before your child starts kindergarten. The frequency of your child’s eye exam follow-ups depends on their vision and eye needs.

Adult eye exams

Adults without vision problems need a baseline eye exam at least once in their 20s and twice in their 30s.

Once you reach 40, you need to schedule an eye exam. The frequency of your follow-up visits after 40 will depend on the results of this initial exam and your medical history.

Those 65 or older need an eye exam every 1-2 years.

If you wear prescription eyeglasses, you need an eye exam every 1-2 years. This includes pediatric and adult patients.

What happens during eye exams?

You can expect a thorough evaluation during your eye exam at North Shore Glaucoma Center & Eye Physicians. First, your provider reviews your medical history. They check your vision and the health of your eyes by doing several tests.

Testing during an eye exam can include:

  • Visual acuity test
  • Eye prescription test for corrective lenses
  • Check of pupil dilation
  • Exam of your side vision and eye movement
  • Measurement of your eye pressure
  • Evaluation of the front of your eye
  • Dilated exam to evaluate the back of your eye

The team also screens for eye diseases like cataracts, glaucoma, and diabetic retinopathy.

Call North Shore Glaucoma Center & Eye Physicians today, or schedule your eye exam online.

North Shore Glaucoma Center & Eye Physicians
✆ Phone (appointments): 847-573-9055
✆ Phone (fax): 847-573-1790
Email: savitt.jacobs1800@gmail.com
Address: 1800 Hollister Dr. Suite 205, Libertyville, IL 60048