Comprehensive Eye Exams in Tucson

Comprehensive Eye Exams in Tucson

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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 Tucson 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.


Book An Eye Exam At Alvernon Optical - Casas Adobes Today

Please arrive 15 minutes before your scheduled appointment time to check-in.


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 Alvernon Optical - Casas Adobes for an eye exam today!

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- Jun. 12, 2024
This office has a fantastic selection of frames and wonderfully helpful and experienced opticians. ... I’m especially grateful to Dina who helped me find exactly the right frame and all the right lens choices for my needs. I was hesitant to try the Acuity progressive lenses but now I’m very happy I listened to Dina’s knowledgeable recommendations. I’m very impressed with the comfort and clarity of vision of these lenses!
- Mar. 23, 2024
Dr. Carol Schulte Is the best eye doctor I’ve ever been to and I’ve been wearing glasses since I... was 3. She’s very patient, knowledgeable and thorough. She explains what she’s doing and why every step of the way. She starts the exam asking if I have questions and is happy to answer any questions i have. I’ve recommended her to anyone who will listen.
- Feb. 19, 2024
This last Saturday was my 1st time coming to Alvernon Optical. I came here because I followed Dr. C... arol Schulte who I used to see at a different organization. Dr. Schulte Is a wonderful physician who is consistently very thorough and personable. She took time to go over the involved anatomy with my problem, and make great recommendations. Dina, the Optician, was the highlight of my visit there. She also is very personable, has a wonderful warm personality, and was very professional and thorough. Dina helped guide me to make the right choices for my lenses and frames. She was an absolute joy. I highly recommend Alvernon Optical on North Oracle for your vision and eye wear needs. Please go see Dr. Schulte and Dina. Your eyes will love you.
- Feb. 12, 2024
Super friendly and helpful
- Feb. 04, 2024
Great staff. Good selection
- Dec. 01, 2023
Have been going to Carol Schulte for many many years. Was at Niagara Falls at a hotel, she was there... and she knew everything about my eyes and my husband's with out looking at a chart !!!! She is so kind!
- Sep. 15, 2023
Super service, friendly people and state of the art eye care!
- Sep. 04, 2023
will never go to another place as long as im in Tucson. Great staff great experience
- Jul. 15, 2023
Dr Carol was warm hearted, thorough and a great educator. I have some complex issues which she addre... ssed in an empathetic manner. Definitely plan on seeing her again next year.
- Jun. 05, 2023
Great experience getting my eyes checked for new glasses, personal and work safety glasses.
- Mar. 30, 2023
Carol Schulte is amazing! She explained everything very thoroughly and took the time out to show me ... diagrams and models of the eye to explain my eye health. She also asked if I had any questions and waited patiently while I thought of some and I felt very heard. Never have I had that at an exam, usually I'm rushed out right away. The staff were very nice and gentle as well. Best practice I've been to in years!
- Mar. 27, 2023
Just had another great annual eye exam with Dr. Carol Schulte. I appreciate that she asks questions ... about how my eyes have been over the past year and doesn’t assume that the computer predicted prescription is correct. She is compassionate about the frustrations of aging eyes and how they can change annually and offers cost-effective solutions.
- Feb. 27, 2023
Level of service and frames inventory was great
- Feb. 23, 2023
Super great atmosphere and staff!
- Jan. 17, 2023
I arrived...walked in the door...sat in a chair. It was magical! The staff is awesome! Fun, unbeat -... great vibe. Dr. Schulte is wonderful. She is very thorough and thoughtful when it comes to the examine and the results. Very professional yet personable.
- Jan. 05, 2023
Very friendly and welcoming. I’ll definitely be coming back here.
- Dec. 17, 2022
Wendy, Dina, Aaron. Everyone all staff was just so friendly and kind. 10/10
- Dec. 05, 2022
received my glasses in a timely manner. My visit was quick and easy....
- Dec. 05, 2022
A good optical shop for glasses. Staff, no panic, time limit on time spent. Answered all of my ques... tions. Glasses arrived in about 10 days. Aaron Jobe especially helpful.
- Nov. 12, 2022
All the staff were very kind! Thank you 😊

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Comprehensive Eye Exams in Tucson

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Hours
  • Monday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Tuesday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Wednesday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Thursday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Friday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Saturday 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
  • Sunday Closed
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  • VSP
  • United Healthcare
  • Aetna
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  • Blue Cross
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