Annual comprehensive eye examinations are an important part of preventative healthcare. It's more than just updating your glasses prescription - we evaluate the overall health of your eye.

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Often many eye conditions have no obvious signs or symptoms and are discovered during an annual comprehensive eye exam. Early detection and treatment improves your quality of life and can prevent vision loss.

This is what you can expect during your comprehensive eye exam at Optical Studio:

  • Review your visual and systemic health history
  • Discussion of current medications, social and environmental influences and family medical history
  • Visual acuity measurement
  • Evaluation of color vision and depth perception
  • Refraction (using lenses to find your corrective prescription)
  • Eye pressure measurement
  • Dilated evaluation of your retinal and systemic health

Pediatric eye care is all too often overlooked as part of a child’s preventative care, relying instead on screenings at the pediatrician or at school. Many vision problems are relatively asymptomatic in a child's early years and can be easily missed. The American Optometric Association recommends comprehensive eye exams for all children at 6 months, 3 years, before first grade, and annually thereafter unless otherwise indicated.

Your child may not recognize they are having vision difficulty because they think the way they see is the way everybody sees. Some signs that your child may have a vision problem include eye rubbing, increased blinking, short attention span, avoiding close activities like reading, covering one eye, tilting the head to one side or seeing double.

If you notice your child with any of these symptoms, please give our office a call at 413-584-6616 to schedule their comprehensive eye examination.

Convenient Location

location

274 Pleasant St.
Northampton, MA 01060
Phone: (413) 584-6616
Free onsite parking available

When We're Open

Monday 9:00am - 5:00pm
Tuesday 9:00am - 7:00pm
Wednesday 9:00am - 5:00pm
Thursday 9:00am - 5:00pm
Friday 9:00am - 5:00pm
Saturday By Appointment
Sunday Closed

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Patient Testimonials

Extraordinarily attentive, more thorough than any eye doctor I have known, deeply committed to preserving my best vision...kind and respectful staff. A pleasure to be there...  
12/09/2016
Dr. Erb and her staff make me feel like I am the reason they are there. They listen and evaluate and present back to me in a manner that is free of technical language allowing me to understand what the issues are and how their recommendations will improve my eyesight.  
11/18/2016
I've been going to Optical Studio for many years & have nothing but kudos to offer. From being greeted like a friend when entering the office to being treated with professional courtesy by the doctors & technicians, its always a pleasure to go to appointments.  
10/27/2016
I saw Dr. Purdy. He and his staff were very courteous and efficient. The office is beautiful and they seem to have state of the art equipment. It was my first visit to Optical Studio and I was impressed. I will be returning next time I need their services.  
09/07/2016

Latest News

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WE LOVE EYES, AND WE REALLY MEAN IT! Optical Studio is very excited to welcome a new product line into our practice, We Love Eyes. This product line includes an all-natural, irritant-free deep cleani...
New Eyewear Line - Etnia Barcelona
June 21, 2017
WE ARE COLOR.   WE ARE QUALITY.   WE ARE CULTURE. Since our completed renovation we were very excited to now have the space to bring in a new frame line to our extensive eyewear collection!...
Optical Studio is now double the size!
June 19, 2017
EXPANSION IS COMPLETE! We’re so excited that our office expansion is complete! We’ve added approximately 2,000 square feet of additional space. With all this space we are excited to offer our pat...