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Astorino & Associates Eye Center -  - Ophthalmology

Astorino & Associates Eye Center

Ophthalmology & Board Certified Ophthalmologists located in Newport Beach, CA

To provide you with the highest level of preventive eye care, Tram Ho, OD, and Arthur Astorino, MD, at Astorino & Associates Eye Center offer comprehensive eye exams. At the office in Newport Beach, California, they use the latest screening technologies to monitor your vision and eye health from one year to the next. They also offer the convenience of an on-site optical shop if you need prescription eyeglasses. To schedule your next eye exam, call Astorino & Associates Eye Center today or request an appointment online now.

Eye Exams Q & A

Why do I need an eye exam?

An eye exam is an integral part of preventive health care. Through routine eye exams at Astorino & Associates Eye Center, your provider can evaluate your overall eye health and vision from one year to the next.

These visits also ensure your provider has the opportunity to identify potential warning signs of eye disease or disorder in the earliest stages. You can also discuss any issues or changes you’ve had in your vision since your last visit.

Based on your existing health and personal and family medical history, your provider can recommend if you need yearly eye exams or if more frequent visits are necessary to protect your eye health.

What happens during an eye exam?

During an eye exam, your eye doctor measures how well you can see through several visual tests, including the standard eye chart. By reading the letters listed on the chart, your doctor can learn more about the accuracy of your vision.

If you need glasses, they use a refraction test to determine the right prescription. The test involves the use of a phoropter, and your doctor offers you a series of lens choices to find out which lenses provide you with the sharpest vision.

When you wear contact lenses and need an update to your prescription, your doctor performs additional testing. You must request a contact lens exam if you plan on changing your contact prescription.

To assess the overall health of your eye, your eye doctor may perform a(n):

  • External eye exam
  • Slit-lamp exam
  • Retinal exam
  • Visual field test (perimetry)
  • Refraction assessment
  • Fluorescein angiography

You also undergo an evaluation of your eye pressure to test for early signs of glaucoma. This painless test, known as non-contact tonometry, uses a puff of air to determine your ocular pressure. Your doctor also closely exams all exterior parts of your eye, including the cornea and iris, using specialized magnifying lenses to detect abnormalities.

Will I need glasses?

After a full evaluation of your visual acuity, your doctor can recommend whether you need to wear glasses all the time or for certain activities, like reading or working on a computer.

At Astorino & Associates Eye Center, you can receive your prescription during your appointment and shop for the latest styles in designer frames and specialty lenses, like blue light, at the on-site optical shop.

The staff can help you choose the right size and style of frame to complement your features and your personality. They order the prescription lenses as directed by your doctor and can recommend lens customizations, such as no-glare or scratch-resistant coatings.

If it’s been longer than a year since your last eye exam, schedule a consultation today at Astorino & Associates Eye Center using the online booking system or by calling the office.