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Eye Exam

Raphael E Rosenbaum, MD

Ophthalmologist & Uveitis Specialist located in Upper East Side, New York, NY; Borough Park, Brooklyn, NY; New Rochelle, NY; and Forest Hills, NY

As the population in the United States ages, the number of Americans with low vision or vision impairment is expected to double by 2050 — to more than eight million. These numbers should open your eyes to the importance of regular eye exams, where Raphael E. Rosenbaum, MD, and his team can keep you from joining these vision-impaired ranks through early detection and intervention. To schedule your preventive eye exam, call one of the four New York locations in the Upper East Side of Manhattan, the Borough Park neighborhood of Brooklyn, New Rochelle, and Forest Hills, or set up an appointment using the online booking tool.

Eye Exam Q & A

Why do I need an eye exam?

If you consider your five senses — sight, smell, hearing, taste, and touch — there’s a good case to be made for the fact that your eyesight ranks at or near the top in importance. Your sight allows you to make your way through your world with ease, so you want to do everything you can to preserve this important sense.

The best way to accomplish this is through regular eye exams at the practice of Raphael E. Rosenbaum, MD. The team of ophthalmologists understands your risk factors and ensures your good vision by vigilantly monitoring for conditions like:

  • Glaucoma
  • Cataracts
  • Uveitis
  • Macular degeneration
  • Conjunctivitis
  • Diabetic retinopathy

With all of these potentially vision-robbing problems, early detection and treatment are crucial.

What happens during an eye exam?

Your eye exam is tailored to your unique needs, but in general, you should expect Dr. Rosenbaum and his team to perform the following:

  • A visual acuity test
  • A retinal exam
  • An intraocular pressure test
  • A visual field test
  • A refraction assessment
  • A slit-lamp examination
  • A color vision test

These valuable screening tools help your doctor to evaluate your eye health and detect potential problems in their earliest stages.

How often should I have an eye exam?

There’s no blanket answer to this question, as it depends upon your medical history, your current health, and your risk factors. In general, the team wants to see you every two to three years during your 20s and 30s, but as you grow older, you should have an eye exam every one to two years.

Again, this is just a general schedule. If you have a pre-existing condition, such as diabetes, you need more regular appointments to oversee the health of your optic nerve. As well, if you have a family history of eye health issues, you should be monitored more frequently.

Outside of medical conditions that can affect your eye health, any time you’re experiencing a problem with your eyesight, you should make an appointment as soon as possible

To set up the best schedule of eye exams for your particular situation, call the practice of Raphael E. Rosenbaum, MD, or use the online booking feature to get started.