We carry some of the world’s finest eyewear — unique selections that are always evolving with trend setters in the industry.

Eyeglasses are accurately fabricated in our professional onsite optical lab.

With access to the latest innovations, Dr. Poe fits all types of contact lenses including disposable, bifocal, overnight wear, and gas permeable
.

The AOA recommends that children who wear eyeglasses or contact lenses should have their eyes examined at least every 12 months or according to their eye doctor’s instructions.

Eye pressure test for glaucoma, and dilation of the pupils is part of your routine eye exam.  Most people have a dilation every one or two years, depending on the exams.

Children. Some experts estimate that approximately 5% to 10% of pre-schoolers and 25% of school-aged children have vision problems. According to the American Optometric Association (AOA), all children should have their eyes examined at 6 months of age, at age 3 and again at the start of school. Children without vision problems or risk factors for eye or vision problems should then continue to have their eyes examined at least every two years throughout school.

A comprehensive eye exam includes a number of tests and procedures to examine and evaluate the health of your eyes and the quality of your vision. These tests range from simple ones, like having you read an eye chart, to complex tests, such as using a high-powered lens to examine the health of the tissues inside of your eyes. 

Adults. The AOA also recommends an annual eye exam for any adult who wears eyeglasses or contacts. If you don’t normally need vision correction, you still need an eye exam every two to three years up to the age of 40, depending on your rate of visual change and overall health. Doctors often recommend more frequent examinations for adults with diabetes, high blood pressure and other disorders, because many diseases can have an impact on vision and eye health.

If you are over 40, it’s a good idea to have your eyes examined every one to two years to check for common age-related eye problems such as presbyopia, cataracts, glaucoma and macular degeneration.  

Eyecare experts recommend you have a complete eye exam every one to three years, depending on your age, risk factors, and physical condition. Physical conditioning at SBO is taken very serious as you may often catch Dr. Poe and Leigh having pull up or push up battles.

Because the risk of eye disease continues to increase with advancing age, everyone over the age of 60 should be examined annually

During your eye exam, Dr. Poe will determine your prescription for eyeglasses or contact lenses, and will also check your eyes for common eye diseases, assess how your eyes work together as a team and evaluate your eyes as an indicator of your overall health.

Children with existing vision problems or risk factors should have their eyes examined more frequently. Common risk factors for vision problems include:

premature birth
developmental delays
turned or crossed eyes
family history of eye disease
history of eye injury
other physical illness or disease

To schedule an eye exam at Sound Beach Optiks, contact us today. We provide eye exams for all.

203.637.3120