Comprehensive Eye Exams in Wilmington

Comprehensive Eye Exams in Wilmington

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Your Vision. Your Future.

Is your child having a hard time seeing the board in class?

Do you struggle to read fine-print in books and menus?

Regular comprehensive eye exams involve a series of tests that enable your Wilmington eye doctor to check your eye health and vision. This type of eye exam can only be performed by an eye doctor, and shouldn’t be confused with the vision screenings given in schools or other non-professional settings.

Having regular comprehensive eye exams is crucial when it comes to protecting your eyes from sight-threatening diseases, and ensuring that your optical prescription is up-to-date.

A comprehensive eye exam can also reveal signs of a general health condition like diabetes, hypertension or high cholesterol.

Contact our eye care clinic today to schedule your comprehensive eye exam today!

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Why Is It Important to Get Your Eyes Tested Regularly?

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Comprehensive eye exams are an important part of maintaining great vision and eye health for the entire family.

During your eye exam, your eye doctor will check for any refractive errors or visual skill deficiencies that may hinder development or learning, and diagnose, manage, and treat eye diseases and conditions, including glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy or macular degeneration that can cause severe vision loss in adults.

Many of these sight-robbing conditions show little to no symptoms until they’ve already caused learning difficulties, significant damage to the eye, and/or irreversible vision loss. Routine eye exams ensure early diagnosis and treatment of these and other conditions.


What to Expect From Your Eye Exam

  • Glasses/contact lens prescription updates

    We'll provide you with an updated prescription so that you can see clearly. Some people require a new prescription every year, whereas others only need a new prescription every 2-3 years.

  • Evaluating your child’s vision for learning

    Conditions such as strabismus and amblyopia, and visual skill deficiencies such as convergence insufficiency can negatively impact your child’s learning.

  • Diagnosis & treatment of eye diseases

    Eye diseases such as glaucoma, macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy may show no symptoms until it’s too late. The earlier the treatment, the more effective the outcome.

  • Rule out signs of systemic diseases

    Common systemic diseases such as diabetes and stroke can first be detected in the eyes as part of a comprehensive eye exam.


Comprehensive Eye Exams in Wilmington

Our optometry practice in Wilmington

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Hours
  • Monday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Tuesday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Wednesday 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
  • Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Friday 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
  • May. 27 Closed
Insurance Plans
  • VSP
  • Medicare
  • United Healthcare
  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • Spectera
  • Superior Vision
  • Davis Vision
  • EyeMed
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Patient Reviews
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- Apr. 19, 2024
If you are looking for a good optometry business, this is the place to go.
- Mar. 25, 2024
Love having my exams here and getting my glasses at the same place! Always friendly and extremely he... lpful! Highly recommend them!
- Mar. 16, 2024
I've been going to Dr. Marron Curdo for 15 years she's fabulous
- Mar. 12, 2024
Fist time there the staff are very nice friendly and professional and they’ve there to assist you ... and I’m not rushed and helped out quickly and was seen Thks again
- Mar. 02, 2024
Attentive caring doctors and nice staff.
- Mar. 01, 2024
Love everything about them.
- Feb. 17, 2024
All the staff are friendly and professional.
- Jan. 08, 2024
Great Doctors and services
- Jan. 03, 2024
They have the best staff!
- Dec. 18, 2023
Dr Afshar and his entire staff are terrific. He takes the time to listen to you, I never feel rushed... there. The staff are all pleasant and helpful.
- Dec. 15, 2023
Attentive kind concerned from front desk to back exam rooms!
- Dec. 09, 2023
Great staff! Everyone was friendly, and the appointment was smooth and fast. Just an incredibly plea... sant experience.
- Dec. 04, 2023
Great service! Very happy with local businesses that provide quality experience.
- Oct. 12, 2023
The staff are very friendly. Drs. Afshar and Marron-Curdo are both incredibly easy to work with. Hig... hly recommend.
- Sep. 28, 2023
Dr. Afshar is a really good O.D., and he and the staff create a professional and friendly atmosphere... at this practice. Best eye care practice I have been to in over 50 years of wearing glasses and contact lenses.
- Sep. 28, 2023
Great professionals!
- Sep. 13, 2023
I had a good experience with all the staff I met at my recent visit as they were friendly and fully ... answered all questions I had.
- Aug. 11, 2023
Best care around
- Jul. 13, 2023
Very friendly, professional and knowledgeable!
- Jul. 07, 2023
Professional, friendly, knowledgeable, and easy to work with. Dr Afshar and staff are an absolute p... leasure!

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Comprehensive Eye Exams FAQs

Is a comprehensive eye exam the same as a vision screening?

No. Vision screenings like the one performed for children in school or at optical-only stores only check for 20/20 vision. They do not check for the presence of sight-threatening eye diseases such as glaucoma, macular degeneration or cataracts. They also do not check for visual skill deficiencies such as problems with visual tracking or processing. Comprehensive eye exams are more thorough and use advanced equipment to evaluate your vision and eye health.

How often should I get an eye exam?

Eye doctors usually recommend that you come in for a comprehensive eye exam at least once a year. This ensures that your glasses or contact lens prescription stays up to date and that signs and symptoms of developing eye conditions are caught early before they cause lasting damage.

When should I bring my child in for their first comprehensive eye exam?

A child’s first eye exam should take place at age 6 months. It’s important not to delay eye exams for young infants and children as some early eye problems can affect vision for life. Detecting vision problems early can keep a minor issue from becoming something serious (and more challenging to treat).

Want to get your children off to a good start in life? Visit Heller EyeCare for an eye exam today!


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