Many serious eye conditions do not immediately present symptoms.
If you are not undergoing regular eye exams, you may be missing the warning signs of cataracts, glaucoma, and other issues.
The doctors of Wicker Park Eye Center in Chicago, IL, can provide your next eye exam. How can an eye exam protect your vision?
Schedule Your Eye Exam
At Wicker Park Eye Center in Chicago, IL, eye exams are both convenient and affordable. The tests offered by our fellowship-trained optometrists, Dr. Parisha Shah, are non-invasive and completely comfortable. Most insurance plans cover most or all of the costs associated with these visits, and a comprehensive checkup can typically be completed in under one hour. Whether your needs are complex or simple, we can accommodate you with both advanced ophthalmology and an onsite optical boutique offering a wide range of eyewear and lens types.
No matter how long it has been since your last visit to see an optometrist for eye care, we welcome you to experience the many valuable benefits of preventative care. You can schedule your eye exam by contacting our Chicago, IL office online or calling
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What Can An Exam Detect?
Loss of Peripheral Acuity
Peripheral vision refers to the outer extremities of your field of vision. We often do not pay attention to these areas because they are not our point of focus when reading, driving, or performing other important tasks. Diminished vision in this area is common for individuals who are over 70. However, it can also be a sign of open-angle glaucoma.
Decreased Color Perception
Loss of color perception is a natural part of the aging process. This progressive problem can result in colors being less vibrant or less distinguishable. While there is no treatment for this issue, it can be useful for people in certain career fields to be aware of the state of their color perception.
Occasional “floaters" or spots in your field of vision are normal, but an increase may be due to a condition called vitreous detachment. The liquefying of the vitreous tissue (a gel-like substance that helps the eye keep its shape) is a natural part of the aging process, but seek help if you experience a sudden and heavy onset of flashes or floaters. One in 10 cases of vitreous detachment involves a retinal tear, making early treatment extremely important.
Dry eye syndrome is characterized by having persistently dry, red, or irritated eyes. There are a number of reasons that your eyes can become dry, including an imbalance in the makeup of your tears. An optometrist can determine if you need prescription medicated drops, punctal plugs, warm compresses, new contact lenses, or other effective and comfortable treatments for this condition. Some patients may benefit from using eyeglasses instead of contact lenses.
What to Expect During Your Visit
At Wicker Park Eye Center in Chicago, IL, we have a deep respect for our patients' schedules and their time. We will always do our best to ensure that your treatment begins on time.
As part of your exam, you will be given ample time to discuss topics with a member of our eye care team. We believe in empowering patients through education. As part of that belief, we welcome any questions you may have about eye care, eye disease, your eyewear, and your lens options.
As many patients would expect, part of your checkup includes a vision test. You will be asked to read a series of charts that show characters at varying sizes. Once this is complete, our optometrist can use this data and other measurements to gain an accurate understanding of your vision, and whether you should begin wearing eyeglasses or contact lenses or update your prescription. We offer a wide range of affordable eyewear options.
Dr Tepper is the best! He help me recover from a serious tear in my cornia. I would highly recommend him and his team!
Tepper is one of the best eye doctors I have ever known. He's very thorough and compassionate. I always feel better when I get done being at his office and his phenomenal staff are super sweet.
How Often Do I Need an Exam?
The surest way to know how often you should undergo an exam is to visit an optometrist. Based on your evaluation, your doctor can recommend a customized treatment plan. However, the general recommendations according to age are as follows:
- Patients under age 40 should have an eye exam every two to five years
- Patients over age 40 should have an exam every two to four years
- Seniors should undergo an exam every one to two years
Dr Parisha Shah can determine how often you should undergo a comprehensive eye exam. If you have a serious ocular health condition such as glaucoma, ophthalmologist Daniel Tepper can help to determine how to monitor your symptoms and control the condition in order to protect your vision.